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Beirut / Realpeople - March of the Zapotec / Holland [EP]

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Beirut / Realpeople - March of the Zapotec / Holland [EP]
[Ba Da Bing, 2009]
Beirut is the alias of 23-year-old song-writer Zachary Francis Condon, along with his band.

Marching between happy everyday-life moments to sad and melancholic tales,this time Zach Condon takes the listener of his fourth EP March of the Zapotec/Holland on a trip. Not only to Oaxaca, Mexico, where he was inspired and recorded this album, but also to the feelings he went through.

The release consists of two discs,the first being the main one which features a 19-member lament collective(called the Jimenez band) that contains tracks balancing from festive waltzing tunes to depressing funeral compositions.

The second disc, Holland, is an electronic-based release, which was recorded under Condon’s pre-Beirut moniker Realpeople. It features electronic synths and unique vocals, however it may seem that it doesn’t musically fit to it’s other half.

With this release, Condon might hit a milestone that several artists are passing through. This one when you disperse your fans in two large categories: Those who adore you more and those who lose faith in you.

Nevertheless this double-disc EP, while not being so easy-to-listen, is totally worth your attention and is establishing Beirut’s inspirational capabilities.

Listen: The Akara, No Dice

Genre: Indie Folk / Electronic



Zeugolator said...

Στην αρχή μου φάνηκε λίγο περίεργο σαν άκουσμα, ειδικά το δεύτερο δισκάκι, αλλά τελικά μετά από αρκετή προσοχή κατέληξα στο ότι πρόκειται για άλλη μια θεσπέσια δουελειά του πιτσιρικά. Respect.

Mod said...

Συμφωνώ,είναι πολύ προσεγμένοι και οι δύο δίσκοι. Αν και βρίσκω ότι είναι πιο "δύσκολοι" στο άκουσμα σε σχέση με τις προηγούμενες δουλειές(ειδικά ο πρώτος δίσκος), αυτοί που πρέπει να τον εκτιμήσουν θα τον εκτιμήσουν;)