9 Countries (2009)

Recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007, 9 Countries was entirely assembled from field recordings, no additional samples were used.

Recorded, edited, mixed, re-mixed, mashed and mastered by Tom Compagnoni 2005-2009

* For Iona *

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Tracklist:

01. Nine Dawns
02. Belur
03. Departures
04. A Documentary?
05. Jokhang
06. Gyantse Chants, Bali Prayer
07. Toba
08. Angkor
09. Jogjya
10. Mahamuni Buddha
11. Aegina to Rajasthan
12. Siwa Sermon
13. Batak Singers
14. Delhi Hotel TV
15. Athina 2007
16. Benares

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JOKHANG
A promo video for the album ’9 Countries’. Made with photos I took in India, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Syria & Indonesia. Virtual 3D produced with Photoshop & After Effects.


Locations :

01. Nine Dawns
- Streets at dawn (with goat bell) in Gyantse, Tibet.
- Mosque at dawn (muezzin) in Yangon, Myanmar.
- Traffic in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia.
- Sermon/speech (loudspeaker above vegetable stand) at the Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
- Kings birthday celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Evening ambiance in Alleppey, Kerala, India.
- Evening ambiance in Kampot, Cambodia.
- Monk chanting in monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos.
- Student demonstrations in downtown Athens, Greece.

02. Belur
- Dawn procession at the Shwedagon in Yangon, Myanmar.
- Streets at dawn (with goat bell) in Gyantse, Tibet.
- Temple drums and music at the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India.
- Eid ul-Fitr Parade (drums) on the streets of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
- Lakeside drums at Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.
- Monk chanting in monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos.
- Street hawkers in downtown Yangon, Myanmar.

03. Departures
- Temple drone from the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India.
- Bells in the courtyard of the Mahamuni temple in Mandalay, Myanmar.
- Bird noises in the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala, India.
- Train Station (announcements and trains), Somewhere in India.
- Dogs and Fireworks in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.
- Incoming tide at Rantee Bay on the island of Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.
- A street hawker in downtown Yangon, Myanmar.
- Evening ambiance in Alleppey, Kerala, India.
- Hotel elevator in Parhaganj, Delhi, India.

04. A Documentary?

- Random people on the streets of Colaba at night in Mumbai, India.
- Prostrating pilgrims at the entrance to the Jhokang temple in Lhasa, Tibet.

05. Jokhang
- Singing workers stomping atop the Jhokang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet.
- Chanting monks and other temple sounds at Gyantse Kumbum in Gyantse, Tibet.
- Temple drums at the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India.
- Eid ul-Fitr Parade (drums) on the streets of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.



06. Gyantse Chants, Bali Prayer

- Chanting monks and temple sounds at Gyantse Kumbum in Gyantse, Tibet.
- A Woman sings prayers at Gunung Kawi in Bali, Indonesia.
- Rain, insects and thunder at Aow Mai Pai beach on the island of Ko Lanta, Thailand.

07. Toba

- Romano, Juan, Carlitos and a guitar, Lake Toba, Sumatra.

08. Angkor

- Storm sounds at Varkela beach in Kerala, India
- Gamalan orchestra in Bali, Indonesia.
- Insect noises in Bali, Indonesia.
- A performing landmine victim traditional music group at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

09. Jogjya
- All the aforementioned and still to be mentioned drum & percussion samples.
- Chai wallahs on the platform of a train station somewhere in India.
- A Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) performance (singing) in Yogyakarta, Java.
- Mahamuni temple bells, Mandalay
Storm, Varkela, Kerala, India.

10. Mahamuni Buddha

- Visitors chime the bells in the courtyard of the Mahamuni temple in Mandalay, Myanmar (with background courtyard chatter/ambiance).

11. Aegina to Rajasthan
- Easter service on the island of Aegina, Greece.
- A departing train, somewhere in India.
- Train performers (hand drums and singing) traveling west across Rajasthan, India.
- A street musician interviewed in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

12. Siwa Sermon

- Sermon/speech (loudspeaker above vegetable stand) at the Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
- Street musician performs his sarangi in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India (drone).
- A monk chant from Gyantse Khumbum, Tibet (drone).
- Temple drums and music at the Chennakesava Temple in Belur, Karnataka, India.
- Lakeside drums at Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.

13. Batak Singers

- Rooftop monkeys causing mischief in Agra, India.
- Batak singers singing (and drinking) up a storm at Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia.

14. Delhi Hotel TV

- Scanning the channels on a hotel TV in Delhi, India.

15. Athina 2007
- Student demonstrations in downtown Athens, Greece.
- Various drum samples from previous tracks.

16. Benares

- Ganges river sounds and festivities in Varanasi, India.
- Ganges river sounds in Rishikesh, India.
- Doppler Stethoscope recording of iSh and Tom’s unborn child, Wollongong hospital, Australia


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7 comments on “9 Countries (2009)

  1. Wow, it must have been a lot of hard work, but I think it was worth it, this tracks are so awesome I enjoy listening to this to relax, this album is an amazing mashup of cultures and traditions, great job.

  2. My God, these are amazing. Mashups as fine art. You should really consider releasing these commercially. I just sent links to my ethomusicalist friends. I think you will find this in the FSU library in a week or two.

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