Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Wednesday's Reader Picks

This week reader joann3737 introduces us to a style completely different than anything we've showcased thus far.

"I Want to be Your Lover" by Pan Ron

This track is from the recently released album Electric Cambodia. The album features music from the 1960s and early 70s known as the Golden Era in Cambodia- a period of rapid modernization. The Golden Era came to a sad end with the Pol Pot Khmer regime and many of the artists of the time did not survive. This album is offered as a tribute to those artists. This artist, Pan Ron is one of the many artists not to survive the Khmer regime. This is a huge loss, as demonstrated in this song. For a genre some find it hard to enjoy, Pan Ron gently eases the listener into the hypnotic melody. The guitar demonstrates the modernization trends of the time, blending Cambodian sounds with a psychedelic rock aesthetic.
(Reviewed by joann3737)

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