1. Ros Sereysothea: Jam 10 Kai Theit (Wait Ten Months More) (3:30)
2. Pan Ron: Paem Nas Sneha (Love Like Honey) (3:03)
3. Yos Olarang: Cyclo (4:29)
4. Dengue Fever: Tiger Phone Card (3:38)
5. Ros Sereysothea: Komlos Sey Chaom (Love God) (3:17)
6. Ros Sereysothea: Chnam Oun Dop Praya Mauy (I'm 16) (3:51)
7. Pan Ron: Kom Veacha Tha Sneha Knom (3:21)
8. Ros Sereysothea: Penh Jet Thai Bong Mouy (A Go Go) (3:06)
9. Ros Sereysothea: Jas Bong Ju Am (3:31)
10. Sinn Sisamouth: Thgnai Kor Chrer (The Sun Is Setting) (5:00)
Almost eradicated during the time of the Khmer Rouge, the psychedelic sounds of Cambodia live on in the memory of survivors and exiles as cherished treasures of a lost past. This Rough Guide celebrates the mind bending music from the 1960s and 1970s, with some of the best known artists of the day including Sin Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Pan Ron alongside dynamic revival bands Dengue Fever and The Cambodian Space Project.
Compiled by Sean Hocking
A few years back I was introduced to the golden age of 1960s and early-1970s Cambodian pop and rock through the arrival in Hong Kong of two bands in a matter of months – Southern California's Dengue Fever and Phnom Penh-based, The Cambodian Space Project. Both acts entranced me with an exotic but strangely familiar take on beat and psychedelic music of the period. Hints of the Kinks, the Troggs and the Shangri-La's mixed with gutsy Cambodian female vocals had me hooked. I had to know more.
Within a couple of months I found myself releasing The Cambodian Space Project's debut single, a cover of Ros Seresyothea's ‘Chnam Oun Dop Praya Mauy (I'm 16)’. The launch party in Phnom Penh was a celebration of such joyousness. Upon attending, I ....... więcej