In the 1960s, Cambodia was hit by several waves of cultural influence that primed the country for a creative renaissance. 1960 to 1975 is known as the ‘golden era’ of Khmer music.

The years of French rule over Cambodia left imported records of French folk and Yé-Yé easily accessible. Imported…

Most of us are familiar with Danny Elfman from his scores for Tim Burton’s films, Jack’s singing voice in Nightmare Before Christmas, or the theme music for The Simpsons. Or maybe through his new wave band Oingo Boingo’s hit songs “Dead Man’s Party” or “Weird Science.” …

Alex Benson

I’m a designer who writes about music.

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