Here's a cool tape of Bali's largest type of gamelan - the awesome gamelan gong gede. With a repertoire and colossal sound created specifically to call the gods to attention, it exudes heaviness. It also functions as one of Bali's most enduring sonic connections with a bygone era of royal courts and spectacular ceremonies. I'm in the dark about the vocals that show up throughout side A - they sound great though.
Gamelan of Java - LP released in Japan in 1978
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