|Old_Zircon - 2020-05-06 |
There are a lot of Barongs out there but something about the twitchiness of this one really makes me happy.
I found it very boring, sorry.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2020-05-06 |
That music is amazing!
You should look up Gamelan music.
If you like this fast, highly composed stuff you want to look into Balinese gong kebyar and adjacent stuff, the older Javanese styles tend to be very slow (around 60-65 BPM) and feature a lot of improvisation.
I'm biased because I've only played Balinese styles myself.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
@Old Zircon recommend me some discs!
I searched for 'Gamelan' and the stuff I found was ok, but yeah slow, and with lots of pauses..
Nowhere near as good as the stuff in this video.. I want that constant trance drone of loads of notes really fast.
I don't know discs, I don't listen to it I just played in a good Balinese Gamelan group for a few years in the 2000s.
I guess look up performances of Kebyar Duduk (which is the first piece of modern Balinese gamelan music, which is basically the Gamelan equivalent of shred guitar and was developed in the late 19th century when that piece was written to impress tourists - its the fast stuff) and work your way out from there.
Also Banyuwangi stuff is even crazier, it's played on instruments that have bars made out of cast iron just sitting on rubber pads (instead of suspended bronze bars like most gamelan) with no rebound, so you have to just smack the shit out of them with hammers but the music is even faster and more intricate. We had the second Banyuwangi gamelan set known in the USA near the end of my time there so I played a little of it but it was really hard.
Oh, and 15 or 20 years ago Mickey Hart from the Grateful Dead coproduced a really solid triple CD of gamelan, that's a good entry point because it's a bunch of especially good local groups around Bali playing standards and it's very well recorded.
The JAvanese stuff (more than the Balinese stuff) is pretty much trance inducing music that's meant to be heard live for hours.
Not euphamiztically, Gamelan instruments are always thought of in pairs that are tuned 6-7 cents apart and play in unison (that's different from the pairs of pairs that play interlocking parts of a single melodic line up in the higher end) and the way they're tuned is designed specifically to create acoustic beating that your brain entrains to. That's also why the Javanese stuff is around 60BPM.
Not a newagey thing although they love that kind of stuff.
|chumbucket - 2020-05-08 |
The sass is strong.
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