The second volume of the Thai Funk series picks up where the first volume left this listener salivating over its strange east-meets-west funk pollinations. Artists from the first comp, like the soulful Chantana Kittiyapan and disco funkateers Royal Sprites, take a celebratory lap around some fascinating new discoveries, like The Impossible, who regularly gigged in Hawaii, and still occasionally play today.
Volume 2 is weirder than the first, with more synthesized sounds working into the folds of effected experimentation, but the results are invigorating to say the least. (Sangthong Seesai’s vocal inflections sound like Crazy Frog on “Duang Duang Duang,“ but it’s not as bad as you’d imagine.) Like the first volume, the CD comes packaged in a hand-stitched cloth sleeve, is limited to 1300, and includes a large fold-out poster of the record covers to the music you‘re discovering for the first time.