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Sleepwalking Through the Mekong ( PLUS DVD) [Digipak]

  • Original Soundtrack/Dengue Fever
  • DVD
  • 2 discs

  • 1. Sleepwalking Through the Mekong
    2. Dondung Goan Gay
    3. March of the Balloon Animals
    4. Tip My Canoe
    5. Master Tep Mary
    6. Hummingbird
    7. New Year's Eve
    8. Ethanopium [Live at Snowy's] - (live)
    9. Psychologically Healing [Dialogue Excerpt]
    10. Orphan, The
    11. Master Kong Nai
    12. Hold My Hips
    13. Seeing Hands [Sleepwalking Version]
    14. Mou Pei Na
    15. Today I Learnt to Drink
    16. One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula
    17. Phnom Chisor Serenade
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): m80 102

  • Credits
    ProducerJosh Otten; John Pirozzi; Monique Levi
    EngineerSarin Chuon; Samath Cheng

    Personnel: Zachary Holtzman (vocals, guitar); Chhom Nimol (vocals); David Ralicke (brass); Ethan Holtzman (Farfisa); Senon Gaius Williams (bass instrument); Paul Smith (drums); Kong Nai, Jan Ty, Sinar Nhok, Master Sok Duch.
    A companion piece to the same-named documentary, SLEEPWALKING is an aural journey through the history of Cambodian rock, curated by Dengue Fever. The soundtrack melds classic Khmer roots sounds (think a more mystical Asian take on what Latin artists like Santana interpreted through a jazz dialect) of Cambodian legends such as Sinn Sisamouth with new, experimental fusions by Dengue Fever himself and local luminaries like Kong Nai and Tep Mary. It's often stunning to hear the integration of traditional blues and folk on newer tracks like "Master Kong Nai," but the real revelation is how contemporary the archival cuts sound, especially Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Sereysothea's joyful "Mou Pei Na," a slice of dub-influenced rhythm highlighted by sublimely weird dual-gender vocals.

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ - "Dengue Fever's distinctively muddy sound, slinky and loose, dominates the record."
    Dirty Linen (p.41) - "[The] soundtrack features plenty of the group's own music, sort of a blend of Cambodian pop and Nuggets-era organ-and-guitar psychedelia."
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