Groove Club Vol. 3: Cambodia Rock Intensified!
Various Artists
LabelGet On Down
$14.98 - $18.98
 
 
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Review

Recorded in raw, bare bones conditions, mostly live and with traditional Cambodian instruments finding their place alongside found keyboards or guitars, the music of the Khmer rock musicians transformed the nightlife of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh — and many years later seduced countless listeners around the world with their groovy sound. The rise to power of the anti-Western, fanatical Khmer Rouge in 1975 caused drastic and permanent changes for Cambodia. These years saw social upheaval in the form of massive famines, selective executions and a brutal campaign of genocide responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians, many in the notorious “killing fields.” Even the most famous and beloved Khmer musicians could not escape.

Sinn Sisamouth (“the Emperor of Khmer Music”), Ros Sereysothea (“The Golden Voice of the Royal Capital”), and Pan Ron met their deaths at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The music of these honored musicians and others live on in this exclusive 2xLP edition, assembled with much love and respect for the artists who made the Khmer rock scene as thrilling as we find it to be.

The music is wild and anarchic, rhythmic and undulating, sometimes sweet and lyrical, but always moving. Cambodia Rock Intensified! captures that deep soulfulness ingrained in the best music; and along with its sister album, Cambodia Rock Spectacular! (available November 9th), it is perhaps the most definitive collection of classic Cambodian rock music to appear on the scene to date.

Tracklisting

Tracklist / Audio Samples
Thra Kha Band - Crazy Loving You
Pan Ron - Chnam Oun 31 (I'm 31)
Ros Sereysothea - Gunya Rouh Sroh (Miss Beautiful)
Pan Ron - Pros Reang Yeh Yeh
Houy Meas & Dara Choum Chan - Nek Na Min Rom (Who Isn't Dancing?)
Ros Sereysothea - Sra Mouy Keo (Glass Of Wine)
Pan Ron - Tonsai Mok Pi Na
Sinn Sisamouth - Prous Teh Oun (Because Of You)
Sinn Sisamouth & Girls - Onguyng Keuy Bey
Ros Sereysothea - Jah Jou Aem (Old Sour & Sweet)
Sinn Sisamouth - Kchol Kdot Tirk Jonn (Cool Water Falling)
Pan Ron - Jom Nor Trocheak
Ros Sereysothea - Kairch Har Cut Stung (Bowl Flies Across The Creek)
Im Songserm & Houy Meas - Berk Tvea Auy Bong
Thra Kha Band & Keo Sokha - Oun Jong Prolung Saravan
Pov Vannary - Tirk Ho (Water Flow)
Ros Sereysothea - Kom Nirk Oun Euy (Don't Miss Me Baby)
Yos Alarong - Sora
 

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