Gede Manik ‘Bali Barong’

LP front coverJean-François Bizot (1944-2007)Side ALP back cover

01 Bereta Yuda (5:19)
02 Golang Kanjin (6:20)
03 Improvisation (4:46)
04 2e Improvisation (2:51)
05 Lambata Sari Anom (7:06)
06 Puapr Sari Yuda (6:04)
07 Taruna Jaya (10:10)

Total time 42:30
LP released on Disjuncta Records, France, 1975

Richard Pinhas created Disjuncta Records in 1974 to release his own project Heldon as well as other French musicians like Alain Renaud, Zao or Nyl. Disjuncta was arguably the first totally independent French label, benefiting from Pinhas’ home studio facility. They sell their records to independent stores and through mail-order only. This LP was recorded by Jean-François Bizot (1944-2007, founder of Actuel magazine and Radio Nova independent radio) during the shooting of his film ‘La Route’ (French for The Road) in 1972 in Bali. The technical team recorded Gede Manik (aka I Gede Manik), the world famous kebyar-style gamelan composer and choreographer in Jagaraga, the most important musical center of North Bali. The liner notes by Jean François Pinseau (aka Jean-François Bizot himself) quotes from Artaud Theater Of Cruelty. If you’re familiar with kebyar gamelan, you know what to expect: ultra fast gamelan percussion with occasional flute. This was recorded during an informal setting with Gede Manik conducting.


9 Responses to “Gede Manik ‘Bali Barong’”

  1. 2 continuo June 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Glad you liked it.

  2. 3 Kevin June 11, 2009 at 5:59 am

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  3. 4 continuo June 11, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for the compliment and link, Kevin. I linked to your blog as well.

  4. 5 Song Yong June 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Very beautiful music! Thanks as always.

    Song Yong, Japan

  5. 6 continuo June 11, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Song Yong.

  6. 7 Axxon April 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Merci beaucoup

  7. 9 Ricardo May 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm


    First of all, thanks for your blog.

    Is there a chance of reuploading this LP?

    Thank you very much, take care!

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