Playing tracks by
Angkanang Kunchai, Yenjit Porntawi, Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, The Petch Phin Thong Band, Kawaw Siang Thong and more.
In the third in a new RADIO EXOTICA series, Rory Taylor and Benjamin Power take us on a tour of some of their favourite world music genres, on this occasion stopping off in Thailand with an appreciation of south east Asia's take on psychedelia.
Luk Thung is a well known style of Thai music originating in the countryside after World War 2. With its roots firmly in traditional folk styles it is relatively unpolished with a poetic view on rural life, poverty and politics. Many of the traditional sounds found in Luk Thung are similar to Indian music and so have a natural psychedelic feel that was adopted by the west.
A more traditional style of music in Thailand, Molam is a simplistic yet entrancing style that is definitely psychedelic in nature which is probably why it absorbed so much of the western influence (Black Sabbath and The Rolling Stones).
Here, RADIO EXOTICA present a 40-minute mini mix as an introduction to Thai psych, featuring work by KHUN NARIN, ANGKANANG and more.