Soundway announce details of sound of Siam #2

Art & Culture
Soundway Records’ second foray into South East Asia is focused on North-East Thailand, the epicentre of Molam and Luk Thung Isan music. Hypnotic phin & khaen riffs, pulsing, electrified country rhythms and heartfelt vocals punctuate another journey into the lesser known reaches of 1970s Thai music.

The first volume of The Sound of Siam, released in 2011, was the first introduction for many to the artistry and innovations of modern Thai music. One of the most popular compilations on Soundway Records the music even made it onto the big screen.

In an interview with LA Times Mick Jagger spoke of discovering the collection that some nutter put together after hearing the riff from Jumpin Jack Flash on one of the tracks from the compilation.??

In this second volume of The Sound of Siam the focus will be firmly on the music and sounds of north-east Thailand, or Isan and attempts to show how a genre evolved and developed from essentially an acoustic tradition with specific geographic roots, to one that started to incorporate other instruments and influences that reached out to the Isan diaspora around the country. 

?The collection is to be released on 26th May on CD and double LP.??

Have a ?listen to Angkanang Kunchai’s Teoy Salap Pamaa