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A group of seven musicians who use a variety of both Western and non-Western instruments to play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Neung Phak

Neung Phak:  2

Label: Abduction    
Released in: USA    

"In the pantheon of Western-tilted South East Asian tribute groups, Oakland, California's Neung Phak (pronounced: "Noong PAHK") have carved out a decade's worth of inspired and unique recordings and performance since their 2001 debut, (birthed as a spin-off from legendary Bay Area group Mono Pause). Galvanized by exposure to thousands of South East Asian cassette tapes, LPs and radio broadcasts harvested during years of travels (co-founder Mark Gergis is a key conspirator with international record label Sublime Frequencies), the 7-piece group play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere, using a variety of Western and non-Western instruments.

Neung Phak delivers international sounds that trade the gloss and sheen of so-called "World Music" for the energy and unpredictability you can find when you're somewhere else. After two releases on Abduction and several performances and tours, Neung Phak have returned with their second full-length studio LP. 2 showcases molam-folk pop and acid-rock hauntings from Thailand's yesterday and today, Javanese dancefloor dangdut, and Cambodian instrumental dramas -- all retold in inimitable Neung Phak parlance. The stunning Indonesian pop gem, "Bang Toyib," features guest Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on Bahasa vocals. Thai dance-pop cuts "Poot" and "Poo Jud" feature veteran singer Diana Hayes. The damning "Fucking USA" was purportedly recorded in a North Korean studio -- and the epic retelling of the classic southern Thai-styled "Sat Chatri" closes down the album in sprawling, psychedelic form."-Abduction

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Product Information:

UPC: 616892054146

Label: Abduction
Catalog ID: ABD 047CD
Squidco Product Code: 16286

Format: CD
Condition: Closeout (New)
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Eli Crews at New, Improved Recording and by Peter Conheim at Transit Sounds in Oakland, CA.


Mark Gergis

Peter Conheim

Brently Pusser

Tyler Harwood

Diana Hayes

Liz Allbee

Jason StambergerAlan Bishop-vocals

Erik Gergis-keyboards

Kukuh-Kendang percussion

Miles Stegall-drums

Jen Baker-trombone

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Track Listing:

1. Kawp Koon Kawp Koon 4:14

2. Bang Toyib 3:41

3. Fucking USA 2:05

4. Khmer 28 3:07

5. Poo Jud 3:20

6. Sa-Ha 3:00

7. Poot 2:45

8. Wai Wai Wai 4:06

9. Koi Sun Ching 2:10

10. Nong Maew Pee 3:45

11. Sad Chatri 6:59

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