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jon boy 02.15.2007 07:03 AM

is that how you spell it? anyway can anyone recommend any?

pokkeherrie 02.15.2007 08:06 AM

nonesuch explorer has released some excellent gamelan stuff (among a whole lot of other awesome stuff i'm sure, but so far i've only listened to some of their balinese music releases)

thee are several different styles of gamelan. this one has an older type of gamelan (i'd have to google for what it's called) and it's really great. my favourite from what i've heard

this one is also great and has not only gamelan, but also kecak, the balinese "monkey chant":

jon boy 02.15.2007 08:17 AM

thankyou thankyou.

king_buzzo 02.15.2007 08:21 AM

isn't it gamelan? i had a music project about it when i was in yr 7

Iain 02.15.2007 09:29 AM

Yep, I also have that Gamelan of the Love God one. It's pretty good. The other one sounds ace though....the kecak thing is really, really fantastic. You used to be able to download and example of it from Not sure if you still can but probably worth a look.

pokkeherrie 02.15.2007 10:01 AM

yes, the kecak thing on golden rain is fantastic, but when we're only talking about the gamelan then i think the other one is better.

Savage Clone 02.15.2007 10:39 AM

Locust Music reissued a 1970 LP of a group that did modernist compositions for Gamelan Ensemble that looks pretty interesting.
There is also a local group here in Minneapolis that does the same type of thing. They are called the International Novelty Gamelan.

Nonesuch put out a few good Gamelan LPs in the 1970s as well.
I also have a bamboo gamelan CD that's pretty good. It's called "Jegog: The Bamboo Gamelan Of Bali," performed by Werdi Sentana.

IAmTexas 02.15.2007 03:02 PM

Gamelan is a large metallic mallet instrument played in Bali and other areas of the south pacific very much resembling a large vibraphone or xylophone

My favorite of the Elektra/Nonesuch comps is Music from the Morning of the World featuring the "Monkey Chant" performed by something like 200 monks and plenty of Balinese Gamelan peices as well.

Rob Instigator 02.15.2007 03:14 PM

"A gamelan is a kind of
musical ensemble of Indonesian origin typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. The term refers more to the set of instruments than the players of those instruments. A gamelan as a set of instruments is a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together — instruments from different gamelan are not interchangeable."

all these instruments compromise a GAMELAN

Everyneurotic 02.17.2007 10:34 AM

i have Gamelan Semar Pagulingan from Besang-Ababi/Karangasem - Music From Bali and it's very fucking awesome.

atsonicpark 07.07.2010 04:15 AM

Fucking love gamelan!

Derek 07.07.2010 04:37 AM


You guys should get this.

Newfoundland 07.08.2010 06:09 PM

I second the Nonesuch Explorer tip. Great stuff.

atsonicpark 07.08.2010 06:10 PM

23 Skidoo - 7 Songs
Gamelan Pacifica - Trance Grong

Rob Instigator 07.09.2010 08:41 AM

My local library had some choice gamelan CD's. archival stuff

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