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Gulag Orkestar

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Description: While it may sound like an entire Balkan gypsy orchestra playing modern songs as mournful ballads and upbeat marches, Beirut s first album, Gulag Orkestar, is actually the work of 19-year-old Albuquerque native Zach Condon, with an assist from Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel, A Hawk and a Hacksaw). There are no guitars on this album; instead, horns, violins, cellos, ukuleles, mandolins, glockenspiel, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordions all build and break around Condon s deep-voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the Eastern European beats like a drunken twelve-member carnival band. Though young, C ... (more)
Manufacturer: Ba Da Bing
Release date: 9 May 2006
EAN: 0600197004821 UPC: 600197004821
Tags: Folk (2), 2006 (2), World (1), Indie Rock (1), Alternative Folk (1), Gypsy (1), Alt (1), Src:emusic (1), M (1), Favouritisierte Releases 2006 (1)
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My Favorite Albums: 2006 (15 music items)