Thursday, December 16, 2010

V/A- Groove Club Vol. 2: Cambodia Rock Spectacular! 2xLP (Lion Productions, 2010)

"Recorded in raw, bare bones conditions, mostly live and with traditional Cambodian instruments finding their place alongside found keyboards or guitars, the music of the Khmer rock musicians transformed the nightlife of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and many years later seduced countless listeners around the world with their groovy sound. The rise to power of the anti-Western, fanatical Khmer Rouge in 1975 caused drastic and permanent changes for Cambodia. These years saw social upheaval in the form of massive famines, selective executions and a brutal campaign of genocide responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians, many in the notorious “Killing Fields”. Even the most famous and beloved Khmer musicians could not escape. Sinn Sisamouth (“the Emperor of Khmer Music”), Ros Sereysothea (“The Golden Voice of the Royal Capital”), and Pan Ron met their deaths at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The music of these honoured musicians and others live on in this exclusive collection, assembled with much love and respect for the artists who made the Khmer rock scene so thrilling. The music here is wild and anarchic, rhythmic and undulating, sometimes sweet and lyrical, but always moving. ‘Cambodia Rock Spectacular!’ captures that deep soulfulness ingrained in the best music; and along with its soon-to-be-revealed sister album, ‘Cambodia Rock Intensified!’, it is perhaps the most definitive collection of classic Cambodian rock music to appear on the scene to date." (Lion Productions)

Vinyl only release. Big ups to yellow5 for this 2xLP sweetness. Currently available for purchase at Dusty Groove, Boomkat, Midhaven....

Download Link: V/A- Groove Club Vol. 2: Cambodia Rock Spectacular! 2xLP (Lion Productions, 2010)


A1. Do You No Wrong Again - Thra Kha Band
A2. Khnyom Jah Karake - Tet Somnang & Meas Samon
A3. Pros Chang Reiy - Pan Ron
A4. Tonight, Dance - Ros Sereysothea
A5. Gon Som Merl Kon Mdong (Please Just One More Movie, Daddy) - Ros Sereysothea & Houy Meas

B1. Jet Snaeh Theang Nov - Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Sereysothea
B2. Pail Loung Rom (Go to Dance) - Pan Ron
B3. Oun Chong Rom Leng Ning Bong (I Wanna Dance with You) - Ros Sereysothea
B4. Pralkol Sene Eoui Oun Venh - Houy Meas
B5. Srolanh Oun Jea Nich (I Love Mean Girls) - Pan Ron & In Yeng
B6. Yuvachon Yuvatey Samai Tmai (New Generation Youth) - Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Sereysothea

C1. Tgnai Nih Reabka Khnyom (Today My Friends) - Pan Ron
C2. Satt Thee Thuy - Sinn Sisamouth
C3. Saravan Jun Penh Boromey - Thra Ka Band ft Keo Sokha
C4. Srau'aem Dong Steung Songkae - Sinn Sisamouth

D1. Bong Rau Roub Khnyom - Ros Sereysothea
D2. Duang Netra - Sinn Sisamouth
D3. Jomreang Oun Chreang - Choun Malai
D4. Youm Os Tirk Pnake - Pov Vannary


Holly said...

Nick Nick Nick! I can't keep up! Too much goodness all at once, head is spinning... and may I mention again the greatness of the Echoes of Zion?

Crazy Monkey said...

Thanks a lot pal...sadly i can't get number 1 & 3 Volumes, they are not still (i believe)floating into the netcloud, any idea?. I have to add you into my friend list, are you agree?

Hope to hear from you soon...



Anonymous said...

great set of rare gems, thanks a lot for sharing

(any chance to get Vol. 1?)

best greetings from Italy!

nicholab said...

i don't have vol. 1 yet- its actually french pop/psych. groove club vol. 3 is also cambodian psych rock, though, and i do have that. will up it as soon as i overcome these current woes with my stereo....

Esmenard Victor said...

Thank you. I didn't catch with the tunes at first, but after Vol. 3 I came back to it, and finally it's nice to hear :)

ピクル said...


thank so much!