Tuesday, May 30, 2006

beirut - gulag orkestar

Reviewed the talk of the blogosphere (at least a couple weeks ago) Beirut's Gulag Orkestar at kevchino. I had a tough time with this one, because how does one describe a feeling of strong affinity with music that is rooted in a style that has nothing to do with your history? I've realized that I've felt this way about Balkan brass music every time I hear it (more than a few times, interesting enough). The stuff just makes sense to me. So I called it kind of a home, and I don't know if that makes sense in the review, or even in real life. (can you imagine if your lives were reviewed like albums??? hahaha, horrible.) Oh well.

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