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LP “70’s Thai Orchestra” was a 2007 split issue from Mississippi/Exiled records. All titles and notes in Thai. Hypnotic country molam from Thailand. A rich tapestry of heavy percussion, xylophone, khaen and phin (sort of an electrified Thai guitar) featuring a strong psychedelic groove. This is reportedly a reissue of the Siamese Temple Ball CD from 2000. That CD included these words in faux pidgin English: “Flight comes to Thailand in the Year of the Rat. Siamese Temple Ball provide the lilting soundtrack for a chemical journey. Schoolgirls dance bashfully for the expectant throng. Life continues at a comparatively slow pace away from the rigours of fierce sun-light,” which was then followed by the (label’s) description: “In the tradition of Sun City Girls, Ya Ho Wha 13, The Spacious Mind, Taj Mahal Travellers, MU, WORD OF LIFE, Group 1850, and Ghost, Siamese Temple Ball give maximum pleasure for thirsty brains.”

“The music itself is a catchy and mesmerizing steady pulse of various and sundry percussion instruments (metal, wood, skin), hollers, yelps, and rococo melodic lines spun out by tinny electric guitars, xylophones, flutes and Khan (mouth organ).”
(from Aquarius Records review)

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  • NikhilCC

    If you meant Clutchy Thai's "70s Mystery Theatre" is going to be the collaborative album of the year..... absolutely agree

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
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  • m0rtem

    I'm so using this for my next mushroom trip

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • NicDowse

    'Mystery' = scam/prank/joke? Still good though. I'll file it under 'M is for Mystery', right next to Clutchy Hopkins

    9 Feb 2009 Reply

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