A highly-charged assembly of diaspora Cambodian music videos and low-budget suspense, melodrama, horror and comedy segments culled from Khmer-produced VHS tapes produced during the lates and earlys in the US and Cambodia. Culled from feature-length films and karaoke music collections bought or borrowed between — from Cambodian shops throughout California. By the mids, the first generation of post-war Cambodian media began to emerge from within diaspora communities across the United States and Europe.
Audio and VHS Album) cassettes appeared in quantity aroundand increased steadily, as enterprising musicians and producers began setting up film and music studios and private-press distribution companies.
Diaspora Cambodian music in the mids often featured aspiring singers who had made a name for themselves playing the restaurant and club circuit in their local communities. Songs ranged from renditions of revered Khmer songs from the s and s to original music that borrowed from both traditional and western styles. These albums and videos were subsequently exported back to a recovering Cambodia.
This film is indebted to the Cambodian community in California - particularly Oakland California, where most of the VHS tapes the Memorii - Porest - Flimsy Tomb (Cassette pulls from were collected or borrowed. Knowing the terrible situation that the Asian American community have been facing these past weeks, I want these screenings to offer something back. If you can afford to, please donate what you can to CERI, the Centre for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, who do excellent work for the Cambodian, Asian and migrant communities in Oakland, and are at this time making sure the elders in the community have everything they need.
I'm happy to donate on your behalf - you can PayPal me at: markgergis gmail. Join here and tune in at this Twitch account. See you there:.
Between the algorithms stacked high against us and Bandcamp crashing today, here's another post letting you know the debut Porest album is now up on Bandcamp as official Porest canon fodder, along with many other Porest releases. Why is Porest important right now? It's not. But it helps that Bandcamp Memorii - Porest - Flimsy Tomb (Cassette waiving their normal fees for every purchase in this 24 hr period. Now I'll clear the airwaves. In between the perpetual chaos, remember music and sound for what it does, did and will always do best.
And if not Porest, there are loads of artists on Bandcamp who would dig the support. For the next 24 hrs, Bandcamp is waiving their normal take from purchases. Quite a few other albums there as well, Memorii - Porest - Flimsy Tomb (Cassette. Maybe more to come… Or, if you want Porest stuff for free, just ask or take it. But Flimsy Tomb has a very nice one, and here it comes.
Big and small songs, tape collage, on-location radio recordings, horror and humor are all tightly sunk into a minute tomb. For decades, Porest aka Mark Gergis has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, post-globalized hate-pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities.
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No Recourse buy track Identity Event 1. FBI of Tarsus buy track Hanoi Radio Segment 2 buy track Nullified buy track Memorii buy track Head Down buy track ESAU buy track Critic's Coroner buy track Framed by a claustrophobic radio drama, and featuring a wide range of sound and music from the Porest archives as Memorii - Porest - Flimsy Tomb (Cassette as material recorded exclusively for this program.
Big and small songs, tape collage, on-location radio recordings, horror and humor — tightly sunk into a minute tomb. Contact Discrepant. Streaming and Download help. Report this album or account. If you like Flimsy Tomb, you may also like:. Modern Journal of Popular Savagery by Porest. Favourite LP James Hardy.
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