Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Country, Folk & World Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #61 (permalink)
Forever young
 
4ZZZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 608
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lieasleep View Post
i understand how people could think that after his first LP "Gulag Orkestar" and many people did think that. i remember reading a lot of comments about the album referring to Zach Condon as "the new Jeff Mangum" and it is almost understandable considering they share the balkan folk influences, the good use of horns, etc. it is even more understandable considering that these influences are rarely used in an even half way digestible, Americanized way.
I still don't buy it though. I do not think that Gulag Orkestar is anything like NMH. I get a bit frustrated at the music press to be honest. A nice new sound appears and they try and down grade it by pompous comparisons. I look forward the day when these hacks get a life and enjoy music for the sake of listening to it and not trying to have Freudian analysis of an aesthetic value.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lieasleep View Post
i wish more bands would follow the leads of beirut and neutral milk hotel because the mixture of horns, strings, and vocals that these two bands use produces some of my favorite music.
Have you heard A Hawk and A Hacksaw? Might just be right up your alley.
4ZZZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #62 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
lieasleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 355
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4ZZZ View Post
I still don't buy it though. I do not think that Gulag Orkestar is anything like NMH. I get a bit frustrated at the music press to be honest. A nice new sound appears and they try and down grade it by pompous comparisons. I look forward the day when these hacks get a life and enjoy music for the sake of listening to it and not trying to have Freudian analysis of an aesthetic value.

Have you heard A Hawk and A Hacksaw? Might just be right up your alley.
I agree entirely, my only point is that I can see where they are coming from. And I have heard of them, i have a few of their albums actually. they take that whole balkan/ eastern european orchestra idea to an extreme but do it really well. i got into them when i was going through my whole, "find any and all music that came out of Neutral Milk Hotel and/ or the Elephant Six collective." though, i am still going through that lol. i've been really into Julian Koster's The Music Tapes, great ****.

but to get back on topic, Beirut is awesome.
__________________

a song well sung is a sung well song so sing.
lieasleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 02:23 AM   #63 (permalink)
accidental genius
 
EDGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,161
Default

Great great great band.
EDGE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #64 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,760
Default

I wish I had his Creativity, attractiveness, ability to play a wide range of instruments and ability to sing. What's not great about this guy?
Farfisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 10:09 PM   #65 (permalink)
Foam-injected Axl Rose
 
Gone Sugaring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: California
Posts: 244
Default

Love Beirut. I actually only discovered the Lon Gisland ep because I heard a friend compare it to Neutral Milk Hotel, which people around here seem to bring up but people have failed to mention that Jeremy Barnes of Neutral Milk Hotel was actually an early member of Beirut.
Gone Sugaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 11:25 PM   #66 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
lieasleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 355
Default

that makes sense if you listen to a hawk and a hacksaw (jeremy barnes' band) you here the same balkan influences, of course a hawk and a hacksaw is very traditional compared to beirut.
__________________

a song well sung is a sung well song so sing.
lieasleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 06:57 AM   #67 (permalink)
you know what it is
 
simplephysics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,893
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trace87 View Post
my early impressions are that its very good. however the realpeople tracks seem to be a lot weaker. i think it is supposed to be 2 EPs.
You're right, it is.. the realpeople holland/march of the zapotec deal. They sound completely different too, never really understood the point of that.
__________________
one font under god
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucem Ferre View Post
I could be cute if I wanted to be, I just choose not to because you wouldn't be able to handle yourself.
simplephysics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 08:01 AM   #68 (permalink)
down the rabbit hole
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: the mountain called monkey
Posts: 764
Default

has anyone seen them live? i am headed to coachella, but i know they are going to have time conflicts with about 2 other artist i want to see. i appreciate the music, but i am worried it wont translate to a good live show.
joyboyo53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 11:58 AM   #69 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
lieasleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 355
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreadnaught View Post
You're right, it is.. the realpeople holland/march of the zapotec deal. They sound completely different too, never really understood the point of that.
march of the zapotec is the EP realpeople is a release of some electronic music he was working on while writing gulag orkestar
__________________

a song well sung is a sung well song so sing.
lieasleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #70 (permalink)
eat the masters
 
debaserr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,834
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgd85 View Post
has anyone seen them live? i am headed to coachella, but i know they are going to have time conflicts with about 2 other artist i want to see. i appreciate the music, but i am worried it wont translate to a good live show.
what are the conflicts?
__________________
Last.FM
debaserr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.