SURVIVAL AND CREMATION RITUAL MUSIC: ANCIENT GAMELAN SELUNDING AND MOBILE GONG ENSEMBLES
The fascinating metallophone music of Bali, heard in one of its most archaic modes on the rarely played ancient iron gamelan of Tenganan. And the engrossing gong and percussion sounds that mark the island’s cremation processions and ceremonies.
EARTH SERIES CASSETTES | AUTHENTIC ON-LOCATION RECORDINGS OF WORLD MUSIC
The Earth Series cassettes were recorded using a single omni-directional Sony microphone positioned so as to obtain the highest quality natural mix in the music. All of the material was recorded in “real life” circumstances under conditions far from optimal for recording. Yet there is an oustandingly good sound-to-noise ratio on each of these tapes. HUMMING BIRD EARTH SERIES is releasing this music because of its uniqueness and general unavailability on the commercial market. The cassettes are “real time” dubs from metal masters and utilize type “B” Dolby noise reduction to ensure that everything originally recorded can be optimally heard by the listener. Descriptive notes are included with each release.