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    Sothear, Srei and Sisamouth, Sin – “Cambodian Psych-Out ” – [Defective Records]

    Cambodian Rocks and the stellar Cambodian Cassete Archives on Sublime
    Frequencies (the mighty Mark Gergis gets a nod here) already have shown
    KFJC the magic and tragic sides of this amazing sub-genre. As on those
    releases, the American covers “Venus” and “Wooly Bully” should be your
    *last* stops on this time travel. The lead-in to the first track, with
    its airport-terminal-white-courtesy-phone spoken interchange is a good
    place to check your emotional luggage. “If You Wish to Love Me Don’t
    Laugh or Cry” is a must-stop, and a tad familiar, with Sothear’s voice
    sounding like she’s got effects in her throat, and Sin’s bubbles of
    laughter in the background and manly handling the choruses for her. I
    don’t know what they’re singing, but I don’t know how the hell it could
    have warranted them being killed by the Khmer Rouge. Indeed that title
    alone makes the most romantic sense I’ve ever heard. Looking at the
    lps with handsome headshots of Sin and Srei (Ros?) marred by holes for
    the turntable kind of freak me out as if those are the bullet wounds
    of their execution. Anyways, no need to be morbid, these songs are as
    alive as ever. On the B-side, “As Young Woman Wanted, Now 31 Years
    Old Not So Good” (amazing titles, no?) the secret of Sothear’s voice
    is most evident, she sounds like a human wah-wah pedal. Remarkable
    singing…so fantastic. Another key is the Cambodian embracement and
    elevation of the electric keyboard, they just mic it up right. The
    liner notes offer multiple spellings of both singers’ names, maybe
    adding to their mythic quality, or somehow hoping a name was changed,
    and somehow they survived as well as these songs.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,International
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