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Makam releases “tropical emo mystic dance” album on Dekmantel

Than Sadet’ is available now on the Dutch label

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 17 November 2016

Dekmantel Records has announced the release of Makam’s new album ‘Than Sadet’.

Real name Guy Blanken, Makam’s album has simultaneously dropped with the release of a video for track ‘Mai Pen Rai’, directed by Dutch duo Mr. Boonstra and Bas van de Poel.

The record, described by Makam as “tropical emo mystic dance”, is named after a secluded Thailand beach in which Blanken wrote the sketches that formed the base of the album.

“It’s windy and the weather is always a bit worse compared to the rest of the isle. There are many cliffs and you can’t swim because the waves are too high. Four years ago I visited Than Sadet for the first time and I’ve been coming back ever since. At one point I decided to bring my studio equipment,” Blanken said.

“I tried to create an introspective album that does what the island did to me: it puts life into perspective.”

Watch the video for ‘Mai Pen Rai’ and see the tracklist below.

1. Chihuahuas
2. When Light Gives You Hope
3. Buddha’s Bridge
4. Stray Dog
5. Resort Abandoned
6. Than Sadet
7. Makarbar
8. Mr Singh
9. Riding High
10. Mai Pen Rai
11. Seven Kings
12. Thunder Drums

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