« on: April 03, 2008, 11:06:11 PM »
I just feel like loading up the 5 changer with all gamelan for weeks on end...would be quite a consciouness altering expedition...
Been there done that many times.
Seriously their are many different styles of gamelan, the Central Java style of those CDs being just one of the more well known ones. I have hundreds of hours of CDs, cassettes, LPs, and recordings of my own that I have made, and all that just touches the surface. Basically Central Jave style gamelan is the original heavy metal music, as in iron and bronze. While balinese gamelan is the original speed metal. I'll try to write a more serious reply to the questions about different styles tomorrow, in the meanwhile here's some links to some videos of the balinese gamelan group that I play with here in LA, this might give you a bit of an idea: