(Anonymous Thai Ensemble) - Lao Damnoen Sai ลาวดำเนินทราย

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

Release Information
Year: Unknown.
Country: Thailand.
Label: TK.
01. ลาวดำเนินทราย (lao damnoen sai)
02. ยวนเคล้า (yuan khlao)
03. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียน (lao siang thian)
04. ดวงเดือน (duang duean)
05. ลาวครวญ (lao khruan)
06. พม่าแปลง (phama plaeng)
07. ลาวลำปาง (lao lampang)
08. ลาวราชบุรี (lao ratchaburi)
09. สร้อยลำปาง (soi lampang)
10. ดาวทอง (dao thong)
11. พญาโศก (phayasok)
12. หกบท ๒ ชั้น (hok bot 2 chan)
Comments (6)

6 Responses

  1. buruno says:

    fantastic music, thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    really nice- thnx for up-tight also-

  3. peter says:

    thanks so much, this is a great record… wish we knew who was playing!
    i think the best translation for the title would be “walking the sands (in lao accent)” the word “lao” (and often “khamen (khmer)”, “phama (burmese)”, etc.) preceeding the titles of thai classical pieces indicate an ethnic feel to the composition

  4. gilhodges says:

    What an incredible pleasure to be amongst a community of people who gather to appreciate such gorgeous creations. This is really lovely, to ear—and eye. Thank you.

  5. Mini-Cinema says:

    ear candy – thanks for sharing

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