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"...raw and utterly infectious...a new genre emerges: garage gamelan"
- SPIN magazine

"seductive...most of this music is on the peaceful side for Bali"
- CMJ monthly

"...if you ever wondered about the musical roots of minimalist composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, this is the place to look"
- Richard Gehr (sonicnet.com)

"...attendant ambience with surprisingly crisp fidelity. As a sophisticated musical travelog of a strange and wonderful place, this is as good as it gets. Outstanding."
Alternative Press magazine



Pitamaha was recorded on location at various parts of the island of Bali. The Gamelan groups were recorded by David Baker, one of the foremost engineers in chamber music ranging from Grammy winning jazz CDs, to classical and folk music.

This CD is an attempt to offer the listener a totally non-scholarly approach to some of the music of Bali. Here you find no explanations of modes, notation, or rhythms. The music contained within the disk is a good example of what one might find if they were ambling about the countryside on any given day.

David Baker (Bali 1995)


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