12 March 2006

Elephant Orchestra

Think this is some kind of joke? HA HA, my friend you are wrong! There really is a Thai Elephant Orchestra and the music is really kind of amazing. I have to check out more of it myself, but I heard this track and it blew me away. It's something like 52,000 lbs. of Elephant with mallets and shit playing xylophones and steel pipes and wood blocks and gongs. They keep great time and have an incredible sense of composition. They also have greater restraint with a gong than most humans do.
Go check 'em out, you can link to their homepage here as well: Elephant Orchestra

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