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Acoustic sound and looping

Dave Stagner writes,
> are there any fans of Balinese music here?
yes, here's one! I love Javanese Gamelan almost more though. Balinese music
is very dynamic and powerful, with many sudden changes, an extraordinary
kind of music. Javanese music is more steady-state, minimalist stuff, and
reminds me more of Jon Hassell's early 4th world music. I saw both when I
was in Indonesia a few years ago, and loved it. Have you ever seen Balinese
Jegog bamboo ensembles? They use scales with only 4 notes in them.
Incredible stuff, and very hypnotic and powerful when seen live.
I wish I could learn to play Gamelan but there are no ensembles here in
-Michael P