Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Beirut - Gulag Orkestar


While it may sound like an entire Balkan Orchestra playing modern songs as mournful ballads and upbeat marches, Beirut’s first album, Gulag Orkestar, is largely the work of one 22-year-old Santa Fe, New Mexico native, Zach Condon, and was almost completely recorded at home. Horns, violins, cello, ukuleles, mandolins, glockenspiels, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordions (no guitars on this album!) all build and break the melodies under Condon’s deep-voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the Eastern European beats that sound like they’re being brought to you by a 10-member ensemble.

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4 comments:

Jarvillian said...

I'm sure this has been upped before...

trollmaster said...

I thought so too but I can't find it in the archives. Maybe it got taken down? Re-up?

Mike V said...

lub this album.

Anonymous said...

great great album