There's just so much interesting music in the eighties and early nineties that the laughable, essentialist "World Music" managed to miss. Point in hand is the extremely unusual and post-punkishly awkward combination of breakdance drums and faux-traditional jaipong music, break pong, which awesome Indonesian rarity blog Madrotter just introduced me to. Following the link and downloading reveals some damn weird drum machine+pseudogamelan weirdness, straight outta Karawang.
And as this freshly Youtube video reveals, the idea is still (perhaps surprisingly) alive:
Massive stuff. See also the sample-heavy jaipong craziness of Ega Robot, same source.
2017 with feeling
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