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Gamelan Voices - I
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Gamelan Voices

I

Gong Ear

Released: 26th May 2017 | 9 track ambient album

Gamelan Voices - 'I' ALBUM

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File under : Ambient. Transcendental Punk.

Following up on their recently released PERTIWI ep, featuring two original tracks and a 10 minute soundbath rework of this very record by Gonjasufi, Gamelan Voices (aka Nid & Sancy) present their first album, aptly titled 'I'.

The result is a visceral blend of raw gamelan instruments, atmosperic synths, bass guitar and washes of Asian metallophones. But not quite as you've heard it before.

Although the nine tracks on this album are meditative in nature, you'd be wrong to assume this package is little more than new age synths noodling away. 'I' is ambient with a raw component. it touches a nerve and it's as much inspired by the work of Jon Hassell as it is by Coil.

'I' will be released through GONG EAR and available on digital,cd and vinyl.

'Pertiwi and Mirrors in Mountains are another addition to the slew of ambient leaning releases of recent years, but avoid falling into pastiche territories by retaining the emotiveness that many somehow lack'

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'I' explores a heavily stylised, westernised take on the form, winding in aspects of doom and space rock, but taking care to keep the mood deep and contemplative. 'transcension is twilit space rock,a loping bassline the bed for murky and suspensefull chimes,while 'pertiwi' augments the ringing of heavy metallophones with thick tides of synthesiser. It can occasionally feel somewhat contrived, but when it works, such as on occult prayer 'A Cloven Gender', its certainly on the track to transcendence.'

THE WIRE MAGAZINE

Gamelan Voices Identifacts:

- Gamelan Voices are Bart Demey and Tania Gallagher, a duo from Ghent Belgium.

-They recently acquired a whole gamelan orchestra that had been in storage since the 1970's

- One of their first shows was a Radio Soulwax evening by 2ManyDJs

- Their debut album 'I' mixes eastern Gamelan sounds with bass and Buchla.

- Their concerts are known as 'Live Ritu-Uals'. There is no stage and people can lie down on cushions and beanbags and space out around the duo.

- They are known to appear on NTS Radio with guest radio shows focussing on a central theme.- Gonjasufi remixed their entire album in a 10 minute Desert Soundbath.

"Pertiwi and Mirrors in Mountains are another addition to the slew of ambient leaning releases of recent years, but avoid falling into pastiche territories by retaining the emotiveness that many somehow lack."
Bleep, Bleep Shop
"Liking this release!"
shane woolman, The Wire
"Ace Remix!"
Tsugi.fr, Press
"Well done symbiosis bringing Gamelan music to western Ambient"
Edward Ziegel, Fanousky
"transportive fuzzed up pulsating eeriness sending you upwards and outwards into the stratosphere before thrusting you back right into the depths of yourself - best transcendental punk in town!"
Double agent 7, DJ
"Pertiwi is beautiful!!"
One man Party, DJ
"Its certainly on the track to transcendence!"
The Wire, The Wire Review
"x!"
John Twells, Fact