2019 was a great year for a soul revival, and The Saigon Soul Revival end this trend on a very high note. From their Bandcamp site: Saigon Soul Revival has been on a quest to reawaken the raw, enchanting sounds of 1960’s and 70’s Vietnam; a time when passionate music resonated in Saigon’s streets and […]
Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective are Ho Chi Minh City’s finest experimental group. Their sound reminds me of the lo-fi bedroom vibe Xpressway Records in New Zealand had. Think of projects run by Roy Montgomery, like Dadamah, to get an idea of how wonderfully drony this material is.
Phạm Mộng Hải is yet another new name to me. Vietnam seems rich in musical talent, but there simply isn’t enough information on artists from the country available in a language I can decipher. Still, many thanks to Glitterbeat Records for enlightening the world with this release.