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Unfortunately we have to be the bearer of awful news this month. Anybody who listens to my show regularly will know that many moons ago my label released three wonderful albums by the the magical The Cambodian Space Project a truly singular band with a singer who embodied the great spirit of that country's new generation after the pol pot genocide of the 70's and 80's.
On the 20th of March, Kak Channthy was killed in a traffic in Phnom Penh returning home from a club, she was only 38 years old. There's not much more that I can say except that she'll always be remembered fondly as a bright, strong, fiercely independent woman who clawed her way up from a Cambodian rural existence and exploitation to become a true SE Asian superstar. Some have called her the Amy Whitehouse of Asia, we just believe that her jukebox memory for remembering songs she heard on the radio as a child brought a new lease of life on one of the most singular styles of pop music of the 20th century and inspired many in her country to take great pride in their modern as well as ancient cultural heritage. More than most of us could manage in 3 lives.
Also on the show this month music from Durban, beautiful pop sung in Cornish, yet another one from Brisbane's The Chats (Can't tell you how much I love that band), a new one from Parquet Courts that sees them return to form and a 15 minute modular synth, future classic. As always thanks for listening to Ring of Fire.
Finally if you like to know more about Kak Channthy the BBC penned a rather well written piece here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43482011 and a lot more detail in The Diplomat https://thediplomat.com/2018/03/remembering-cambodia-rock-star-kak-channthy/


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The Bordellos - She's My Artform Buy this track
The BordellosPowered by Audioscrobbler™formed in 2004 and set about recording the songs of lead vocalist brian shea in a barn studio ,they released scream as a download single on chromium records in 2005 and followed it up in 2006 with the download single arthur lee again on chromium .. not long after geoff , vinny and mike left the band only leaving brian , ant and gary left they then got in brians then 14 year old son on keyboards and continued .
they then released meet the bordellos lp in 2007 on brutarian records and songs for swinging stalkers again on brutarian in 2008.. both receving much critical praise and much support from the collage radio network in the usa .. they then recorded the experimental lofi masterpiece debt sounds on a 4 track in ants living room in 2008 and released in 2009 on welshcake records ,again receiving great reviews .
gary then left the band and after trying various other musicians decided to stay as a three piece , they then went on to release a split ep on fruits de mer records and record two free to download lps on bandcamp ,
the bordellos then recorded a ep inspired by the music jesus and marychain and there own hatred of the music business called bring me the head of justin bieber in 2012 on small bear records .. in 2013 they released a brand new lp on daddy tank records called ronco revival sounds and have also finished some new recordings for small bear records to release again attacking the music industry called will.i.am you really are nothing..
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Michael Plater - The Drunkard's Prayer Buy this track
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