RADIO THAILAND: Transmissions from the Tropical Kingdom

First off, ANY album with artwork like this…must have. Almost like some sort of comic vision of Weird Science, Bill & Ted, and Street Fighter rolled into one. The album on the other hand is a collection of Thai Radio transmissions recorded over a 15 year period from 1989-2004. And it gives us a glimpse into Radioland of this particular “Tropical Kingdom”. It contains 23 audio collage tracks extracted from dozens of cassette and minidisc recordings, which I must say…titillate.

Here’s an excerpt from the album notes:
The Music presented here is relentlessly mystifying and seductive: Molam, Luk Thung, Kantrum, folk and pop, classic Thai guitar Rock, antique ballads, novelty tunes, traditional ceremonial music and other miscellaneous styles rarely heard outside the Kingdom. Also featured are various commercials, DJ’s, radio ID’s, news reports, mysterious folk radio, language lessons, sacred chants, bumper cues and plenty of audio anomalies only the sheer genius of Thai Radio can supply. Tune in…..

Links: DISC ONE and DISC TWO

Tracklist
Disc 1
1. Lam Barometer
2. 21st Century Perspiration
3. 543 Years Ahead of You
4. Northeastern Provincial Frequencies
5. Tourism Past the Medium Wave
6. Isan Immortal
7. Torrential Nostalgia
8. Pad Pen Pinh
9. Rao Rao
10. Mak Mak Darkie
11. Dongrek Apparitions
Disc 2
1. Giant Catfish Fry
2. Krung Thep Marketing
3. Space Station Hilltops
4. Blow-Dried Pop Collage
5. Folk DJ’s Armed with Technology
6. End of the News
7. Rubber of High Quality
8. Oddities in Humidity
9. Welcome to the World of Music
10. Tropic Audio Ephemera
11. Outer-Periphery Splash
12. Amplitude Massage and Beyond

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2 thoughts on “RADIO THAILAND: Transmissions from the Tropical Kingdom

  1. Thank you for your friendship, and have a GORGEOUS day!!
    My girlfriend enjoys the your grooves. She thinks your beats are dope.

  2. Tim says:

    such an amazing comp. thanks

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