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Brooklyn to Budapest,
This review is from: Gulag Orkestar (Audio CD)
According to the music press this record is by a 20 year old kid from New Mexico who went travelling in Europe, fell in love with Eastern European music , then moved to Brooklyn and learned how to play the required instruments.Don't know if I believe all of that , but ultimately it doesn't matter because the music here is fantastic.
The sound maybe Eastern European,but the sensibility is still mid atlantic and the combination of the two has produced the best album of 2006.I guarantee that one listen and you will be hooked by Zach Condon's haunting vocals.Make sure you buy the version that includes the new 'Lon Gisland' EP as a bonus disc as the additional 5 tracks are all excellent.