Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cambodian Space Project: Silent Is The Night

One of my favorite bands, Cambodian Space Project has the video for their latest song Silent is the Night out. Be sure to give them a listen and catch them in concert if they come through your area. I hope they keep fearless in their exploration of all that Khmer rock and speculative art can be.

As their biography notes:
The Cambodian Space Project (CSP) is recognised as one of the few truly Aussie Asian hybrids in contemporary music. Since 2009, it has been at the forefront of an astonishing cultural revival in Cambodia, since singer Channthy Kak and musician Julien Poulson teamed up in Phnom Penh, to sing back to life the lost divas and rock legends of Cambodia’s golden age of music, all but wiped out by the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.

The Cambodian Space Project sound is definitely for the 21st century, mashing tradition with rock’n’roll, rare groove, soul, and trippy visual spectacle. They perform re-imagined Khmer classics, alongside originals speaking of Cambodia today like Not Easy Rock’n’roll, Have Visa No Have Rice, and Whisky Cambodia.

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