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Nu Med

22 April 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 22 April 2007
  • Label: Crammed Discs
  • Copyright: 2007 Crammed Discs
  • Total Length: 51:10
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  • ASIN: B001N0J6GA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,097 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Tree on 9 Aug 2007
Format: Audio CD
Want to know why Balkan music is sweeping the world's dancefloors at the moment?
Just have a blast of Nu-Med and all will be revealed. BB seem to be following in the great seventies Two Tone tradition of united races...Israelis, Moroccans, Bulgarians, arabs, jews all kinds of influences clashing gloriously together in a massive rocking party: make music, have a ball and break down divides.

There is a refreshing lack of pretension to this sound, an invigorating blend of virtuoso musicianship, bizarre time signatures, an anarchic collision of east/west/old/new instrumentation, and above all, driving grooves. I personally love the mix of old and new. Snake charmer's pipes over beatbox rhythms, accordian, oompah tuba, surf guitar, chunky b-lines, Hip hop sensibilities. A genre-defying collision of mediterranean and eastern european styles in grand sweeping arrangements. The overall effect is hypnotic and driving, forcing the feet to move, the hands to gyrate above the head, and a large toothy grin to spread across the face.

Resistance is futile, get down and get dancin'... huzzah!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Williams on 8 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
After enjoying BBB's first album for a year and a half, I wasn't sure how I'd react to this album but it definitely delivers and is arguably even better, tighter and more varied than the first. This is a band who know who they are and where they're going (far, I suspect).

The blend of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Eastern European influences held together with a strong dance beat, mesmerising horns and surf-style guitar is hypnotic and very, very danceable. At once, an invitation to a joyous party and a call to transcend our cultural and national borders; Nu Med is music that reminds us we can all live (and dance) together peacefully.

There's not a weak track on the whole album, current favourites though are: Hermetico, BBBeat, Digital Monkey and Joro Boro (the return of the Bulgarian Chicks!) This is a brilliant album and one you won't stop listening to anytime soon. And they're even better live!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Just look at the camels parachuting into a striped desert. Who wouldn't want to listen to what's inside?

Well, hopefully lots of people will. East European fusion music is moderately hot right now, with bands like Beirut and Gogol Bordello on the rise. But one of the best ones is Balkan Beat Box, whose second album "Nu Med" further polishes their ethnic hip-hop/rock sound -- it's just a thoroughly colourful, flavourful album.

It opens with a deliciously funky "Keep it Straight," which sounds like an Arabian market being invaded by hip-hop gypsy brass bands. It's followed by the deliciously colourful rap song "Hermetico," riddled with brass blats, handclaps, horses, and a voice telling us, "We're comin' straight through your ears, no complications... here we go, you better listen..."

They follow it with the exotic "Habibi Min Zaman," which sounds like a James Bond soundtrack in the Middle-East, and lead in to a bunch of even better songs: bootyshaking marches, sinuous rap, gypsy music wrapped in electrodance, folksy horn-rock, funky Balkan dance tunes, and colourful folk pop filled with yipping, yowling vocals.

If anything, "Nu Med" is even better than Balkan Beat Box's debut -- it's more polished and melodious, and more relaxed now that they have their sound down. But they don't change much musically, with the core of the music remaining the same: Middle-Eastern and East-European folk music, interwoven with modern dance, rock and hip-hop.

Musically it's a big hodgepodge -- you can hear some steely guitar buried under all the other sounds, which is the most normal part of it.
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