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9 Countries was recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt* and Greece
between October 2005 and March 2007 by Tom Compagnoni. What you hear has been entirely
assembled from these field recordings, no additional samples used.



01. Nine Dawns 02. Belur 03. Departures 04. A Documentary?
05. Jokhang 06. Gyantse Chants, Bali Prayer 07. Toba
08. Angkor 09. Jogjya 10. Mahamuni Buddha 11. Aegina to Rajasthan
12. Siwa Sermon 13. Batak Singers 14. Delhi Hotel TV
15. Athina 2007 16. Benares


Total running time: one hour | Download Zip file


Recorded, edited, mixed, re-mixed, mashed and mastered by Tom Compagnoni 2005-2009
For Iona and Xari.





Locations
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 01. Nine Dawns
Streets at dawn (with goat bell) in Gyantse, Tibet
Mosque at dawn (muezzin) in Yangon, Myanmar
Traffic in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia
Sermon/speech (loudspeaker above vegetable stand) at the Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Kings birthday celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand
Evening ambiance in Alleppey, Kerala, India
Evening ambiance in Kampot, Cambodia
Monk chanting in monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos
Student demonstrations in downtown Athens, Greece

02. Belur
Dawn procession at the Shwedagon in Yangon, Myanmar
Streets at dawn (with goat bell) in Gyantse, Tibet
Temple drums and music at the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India
Eid ul-Fitr Parade (drums) on the streets of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Lakeside drums at Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Monk chanting in monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos
Street hawkers in downtown Yangon, Myanmar

03. Departures
Temple drone from the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India
Bells in the courtyard of the Mahamuni temple in Mandalay, Myanmar
Bird noises in the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala, India
Train Station (announcements and trains), Somewhere in India
Dogs and Fireworks in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Incoming tide at Rantee Bay on the island of Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
A street hawker in downtown Yangon, Myanmar
Evening ambiance in Alleppey, Kerala, India
Hotel elevator in Parhaganj, Delhi, India

04. A Documentary?
Random people on the streets of Colaba at night in Mumbai, India
Prostrating pilgrims at the entrance to the Jhokang temple in Lhasa, Tibet

05. Jokhang
Workers singing as they stamp down a newly laid mud roof atop the Jhokang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet
Chanting monks and other temple sounds at Gyantse Kumbum in Gyantse, Tibet
Temple drums at the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India
Eid ul-Fitr Parade (drums) on the streets of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

06. Gyantse Chants, Bali Prayer
Chanting monks and other temple sounds at Gyantse Kumbum in Gyantse, Tibet
A Woman sings prayers at Gunung Kawi in Bali, Indonesia
Rain, insects and thunder at Aow Mai Pai beach on the island of Ko Lanta

07. Toba
Romano, Juan, Carlitos and a guitar, Lake Toba, Sumatra

08. Angkor
Storm sounds at Varkela beach in Kerala, India
A Gamalan orchestra in Bali, Indonesia
Insect noises in Bali, Indonesia
A performing landmine victim traditional music group at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

09. Jogjya
All the aforementioned and still to be mentioned drum & percussion samples.
Chai wallahs on the platform of a train station somewhere in India
A Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) performance (singing) in Yogyakarta, Java
Mahamuni temple bells, Mandalay
Storm, Varkela, Kerala, India

10. Mahamuni Buddha
Visitors chime the bells in the courtyard of the Mahamuni temple in Mandalay, Myanmar
(with background courtyard chatter/ambiance)

11. Aegina to Rajasthan
Easter service on the island of Aegina, Greece
A departing train, somewhere in India
Train performers (hand drums and singing) traveling west across Rajasthan, India
A street musician interviewed in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

12. Siwa Sermon
Sermon/speech (loudspeaker above vegetable stand) at the Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Street musician performs his sarangi in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India (drone)
A monk chant from Gyantse Khumbum, Tibet (drone)
Temple drums and music at the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India
Lakeside drums at Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

13. Batak Singers
Rooftop monkeys causing mischief in Agra, India
Batak singers singing (and drinking) up a storm at Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia

14. Delhi Hotel TV
Scanning the channels on a hotel TV in Delhi, India

15. Athina 2007
Student demonstrations in downtown Athens, Greece
Various drum samples from previous tracks

16. Benares
Ganges river sounds and festivities in Varanasi, India
Ganges river sounds in Rishikesh, India
Doppler Stethoscope recording of iSh and Tom's unborn child, Wollongong hospital, Australia



 




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