Two things led me to pull out these albums by Martin Denny, the king of exotica -- first, it's apparently monsoon season up here, and secondly, "The Enchated Sea" popped up to trance-like effect toward the end of Days of Being Wild, a great Wong Kar-Wai movie that I Netflix'd the other day (and the source of the shot seen above). Denny would go to all lengths to give his lush arrangements a "jungle atmosphere," using exotic instrumentation and having his horn players perform bird calls and other sounds.

Martin Denny - "The Enchanted Sea"

Martin Denny - "Similau"

Martin Denny - "China Nights (Shina No Yoru)"