An exquisite Thai classical offering performed by a characteristically anonymous ensemble. I have managed to determine- via google translate- that Lao Damnoen Sai means something akin to “Lao Song of the Sand”. I thus am led to the assume that a number, if not all, of these compositions have origins in the Lao musical traditions of Eastern Thailand and/or Laos. Enormous thanks go to David H for lending me this gem, and to Peter from the always-delightful Monrakplengthai for his expert transcription and translation of the cover’s text. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly.
1-10: เครื่องสายวงใหญ่ (khrueang sai wong yai) – large string ensemble
11: เดี่ยวขลุ่ย (dieow khlui) – khlui (bamboo flute) solo
12: เดี่ยวซอสามสาย (dieow so sam sai) – three-stringed so (fiddle) solo