Animist Records is an Amsterdam-based label specializing in outernational music from the southeast Asian diaspora and beyond. Curated by Olivier Schreuder and Apichat Pakwan, this mixtape features a collection of label releases and never-before-broadcasted field recordings made over the past 15 years throughout the region, including local ceremonies, festivals, markets, public announcements, masterclasses of legendary musicians etc. from Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

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01. Selling buddhist lucky cards at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma
02. Apichat Pakwan – Improvisation (Live at Artistry, Singapore) (ANIMIST009)
03. Isan Folkmusic & Dance Graduation Concert, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
04. Tongmek Tabtanon Drumband – Mahasarakham, Thailand
05. Kantrum drumloops (ANIMIST010)
06. Megaphone-tape-loop in the market of Chiang Dao, Thailand
07. Megaphone-tape-loop in front of a shop in Yangon, Burma
08. Megaphone-tape-loop on a driving car in Mingun, Burma
09. Megaphone-tape-loop with public service announcement at Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand
10. Apichat Pakwan – Infinite Dub 1-6 (ANIMIST002)
11. Kantrum Dongman – Ajai Waeng (ANIMIST010)
12. Buddhist ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos
13. Morkaen Sombat Simla playing Lai Lotfay Tailang – Mahasarakham, Thailand
14. Morphin Boonma Khaowong masterclass – Kalasin, Thailand
15. Phi Ta Khon Festival, Dan Sai, Thailand
16. Songkran song carried by the wind – Ban Non Muang, Thailand
17. Sarun-Ngon & Ven Cherk – Tampuon farming song – Ratanakiri, Cambodia
18. Yeak Lom Arts Group – Tampuon handicraft song - Ratanakiri, Cambodia
19. Khmer weddingmusic – Banteay Srei village, Cambodia