Music For The Gods: The Fahnestock South Sea Expedition, Indonesia

October 13, 2016 - Comment

Music For The Gods ~ Music For The Gods: The FahnestThis classic of ethnomusicology was originally recorded in 1941 by the Fahnestock brothers, Bruce and Sheridan, on what was then state of the art aluminum discs. The music is amazing both for the quality of the sound and the beauty of the performing gamelans–the word

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Music For The Gods ~ Music For The Gods: The FahnestThis classic of ethnomusicology was originally recorded in 1941 by the Fahnestock brothers, Bruce and Sheridan, on what was then state of the art aluminum discs. The music is amazing both for the quality of the sound and the beauty of the performing gamelans–the word means both the band and the music they play. The sound is rich and clear; individual notes hang shimmering in the air like rainforest hummingbirds. The enclosed booklet tells the story of the expedition that the Fahnestocks organized to capture these sounds, recorded just before the creeping invasion of Western influence. The journey included shipwrecks and lugging the unwieldy recording equipment through impenetrable jungles. It reads like a possible musical adventure for a future Indiana Jones flick. –j. poet

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Zekeriyah says:

This is a must have

Anonymous says:

Authentic Gamelan Music Yet another magnificent CD from Mickey Hart’s “The World” series, this time focusing in upon historical recordings of Indonesian music. The most noticable music on here is, naturally, the Gamelan music. I love it. I bought this CD hoping to learn more about Southeast Asian classical music and I was not at all disappointed. In fact, this CD helped kindle my interest in Gamelan music. If you’ve never herd the beautiful sounds of Balinese Gamelan orchestras, this CD will really get you…

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