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“They Will Kill You, If You Cry” [coll] – [Glitter Beat]

Hemroid The Leader   12/14/2016   CD, International

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Khmer Rouge killed almost 1/4 of Cambodia in five years 1975-9. If you dug the “Hanoi Masters …” comp, this time Glitter Beat goes Cambodian. Machete-wound shrapnel blues singers, produced by Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, TV On The Radio). They play the two string long-necked Cambodian lute in a minor pentatonic scale like blues and Saharan desert music. Hand claps, women singing in hypnotic unison. Drums. Cambodian is a musical language, the same word can have a dozen meanings, depending on inflection.

you heard it 40 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 450 days ago, Hemroid the Leader played
  • 597 days ago, Hemroid the Leader played Jivit Rongkroh Proh Songkream (My Life As a Victim of War)
  • 695 days ago, Hemroid the Leader played Prolop Phkaypreat (Evening Stars Are The Masters)
  • 920 days ago, Cynthia Lombard played Boonchnam Kamtkosal (My Grief Begins)
  • 920 days ago, Cynthia Lombard played Ao Sat Sarika (Where Has My Husband Gone?)
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