Daily Express 5***** "a gorgeous retro-styled affair...captivating"
Record Collector 4/5, Hi-fi Choice 9/10, Long Live Vinyl 8/10, Mojo 4**** "Been Around has heart, soul, a voice and tunes to die for"
Various Cambodian Nuggets
Akenat LP AKENAT2 8435008888022 12 Jul 19
Before the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, unleashing a horrifying genocide, Cambodia had one of the most vibrant and exciting music scenes in Asia. With a mixture of traditional Khmer music and a myriad of western genres (from French and latin music, to rock-and-roll , rhythm-and-blues, surf, psychedelia, soul and many more) the few pre 75 Cambodian recordings that survived -most of them were destroyed- are enough to make anyone with a taste for good music shocked by the amazing quality of the sounds created during those golden years. Gathered in this amazing album are some of the most talented and unique musicians from that amazing era with an explosive collection of tracks sure to blow the mind of the listener. A celebration of some of the best music ever made.
TRACKLIST SIDE A A1. Ros Serey Sothea - Jam 10 Kai Thiet (Wait 10 More Months) A2. Yol Aularong - Yuvajon Kouge Jet (Broken Hearted Man) A3. Pan Ron - Why Follow Me A4. Tet Somnang & Meas Samon - Khnyom Jah Karake A5. Houy Meas & Dara Chom Chan - Nek Na Min Rom (Who Isn't Dancing)
A6. Choun Malai - Jomreang Oun Chreang SIDE B B1. Sinn Sisamouth - Navy a Go Go B2. Liev Tuk - Rom Sue Sue (Dance Soul Soul) B3. Thra Kha Band - Do You No Wrong Again B4. Yol Aularong & Liev Tuk - Sou Slarp Kroam Kombut Srey (Rather Die Under The Woman's Sword)
B5. Eng Nary - I Wonder B6. Baksey Cham Krong + Mol Kamach De quoi pleures - tu