Collections of themed recordings curated by John Noise Manis

4 Puspa Warna

Ketawang PUSPA WARNA slendro manyura, five stanzas, pesindhen Yayuk Sri Rahayu,bawa MINTA JIWA sung by Darsono


Tracks

1 – 14:01 Ketawang PUSPA WARNA slendro manyura, five stanzas, pesindhen Yayuk Sri Rahayu, bawa MINTA JIWA sung by Darsono
2 – 11:43 Ladrang SEKAR GADHUNG slendro manyura, pesindhen Cendaniraras
3 – 11:26 Ladrang GADHUNG MLATI slendro sanga, gender Bu Pringga Hadiwiyono, pesindhen Sri Suparsih
4 – 15:27 Ladrang SEKAR GADHUNG slendro manyura, pesindhen Yayuk Sri Rahayu
5 – 22:11 Ketawang PUSPA WARNA slendro manyura, nine stanzas, pesindhen Cendaniraras

Four. Puspa Warna

Collection: Gamelan of Java, Lyrichord Series

This album is all about the singing, and very fine it is too, with male choral and female solo vocals soaring over a dense instrumental web… This is deep, immersive music. The mood can be trance-like, stately, skittish and sensuous, sometimes all at once. The disc’s five tracks feature three pieces – two are duplicated, as if the alternate takes are put before the album – with the first version of the title-track being the highlight. The piece that isn’t duplicated, ‘Gadhung Mlati’, is magical music – perhaps literally so, as it is said to come from the submarine court of the Goddess of the South Sea…

John Whitfield, Songlines

 

Booklet