title: Mai Pen Rai
available format: 7” / 12”
release date: Feb 12th, 2011
Mai Pen Rai is an edition of two releases in one, or how three random recordings of a travelogue fit together and after a four year journey are finally released.
The first and the third track of the record capture the experience of Maya Lavda in the summer of 2008 during a trip in Bali, where while shooting with her video camera she noticed frog sounds behind a closed door which she followed to record with her camera. Revisited after the trip, these sounds revealed themselves to be fitting for a mantra-like locked groove record.
The second track comes from orila’s journey in Thailand over the summer of 2009. Following an after storm quest for the sound – that a permanent resident jokingly referred to as the sounds produced by water buffaloes – the true origin revealed itself within a scene of majestic nature. In remembrance of this experience, every copy of this release is accompanied by a Thai sky lantern.
As our passion for the frogs was growing both in orila & rekem we decided to unite these findings in the form of a 7″ cut on a 12” platter. This way, these recordings would not only remind us of the actual journey(s), but also the ideas around which a substantial part of our lives evolved through the last four years.
And they lived happily ever after
Tracks 1 & 3 recorded on August 22nd of 2008 in Ubud, Bali by Maya Lavda.
Track 2 recorded on August 13rd of 2009 in Koh Samui, Thailand by orila.
Details on the release
7” and eco sky lantern packed in a custom-made, silk-screened frog rock tote bag.
Mai Pen Rai is dedicated to Jurgen De Vos
orl 07 / rekem 02