“The creative mind is restless.”
― Rishi Kapoor
“Man is a restless creature, nomadic at heart.”
― Tash Awi
Once again I was noodling around with the Casio PX-S3000 sound bank of "Other" and liked the sound of the "Cak". I starting playing the opening riff in the low register on the Cak patch and the rest of the tune/arrangement quickly came to life. Although the low ostinato riff uses the Indonesian Cak sound, the A section melody is more typical of the Cak "ukelele" sound.
In keeping with the international flavor of the tune, the Japanese shakuhachi is the flute sound heard on the B, C and solo sections and the Turklish Saz is added to the synth bass to help round out its character a bit.
The Cak is a stringed musical instrument from Indonesia. Similar to the ukulele, it has four strings, tuned D5 D5, F#4, B4 (note the top string is doubled). The strings are made of steel.
The Saz (a.k.a. Bağlama) is a family of plucked string instruments, basically long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music.
The shakuhachi is an ancient Japanese end-blown flute made of bamboo. The five finger holes are tuned to a pentatonic scale with no half-tones, and the player can bend each pitch as much as a whole tone or more, using techniques called meri and kari, in which the blowing angle is adjusted to bend the pitch downward and upward, respectively.