New review: Cambodian Space Project – 2011: A Space Odyssey
Holly Combe // 17 September 2011
Srey Thy is a singer with a story to tell. Louise Allan discovers this album from Thy’s band, Cambodian Space Project, is a mixture of Thy-penned Kmer rock and tributes to a golden age of 1960s Cambodian pop
Here’s something you’ve never heard before: psychedelic Khmer psych-rock. Or perhaps you have, if you’ve been lucky enough to while away an evening in a Phnom Penh karaoke bar. Either way, Cambodian Space Project’s unique melting-pot of sounds should be winging its way to a stereo near you.
Formed on Christmas day 2009 in Phnom Penh, the band has been whipping up a storm in Cambodia over the last two years and has been lauded as the king of Cambodia’s favourite band.