Editors’ Notes Javanese music is at the core of Susheela Raman’s new album. Collaborating with a team of gamelan players led by Indonesian composer Gondrong Guanarto as well as longtime guitarist-producer Samuel Mills, the British-Indian vocalist sings lyrics full of introspective vulnerability in a haunting vocal range. Opening with the strident rock pulse of “Tanpa Nama”, Ghost Gamelan introduces an ominous energy that Raman sustains through the psychedelic swirl of “Annabel” and the haunted, percussion-less Goth melodies of “Going Down” and “Rose”, making for a consistently compelling adventure.

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