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Beirut – The Rip Tide (Pompeii, 2011)

MULTICULTURAL BEIRUT

Unlike the previous albums, Beirut’s “The Rip Tide” has less Balkan folk trumpet, and it is more Mexican, which is expected from the band that comes from Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is the first album that was recorded in New York, which explains the more “pop” sound with fewer instruments on it. However, no matter how American the band is, their music is definitively a European product. They have Mediterranean accordion, and Zach Condon’s vocals have French/Belgian chanson characteristics. With addition of piano, violin and Portuguese ukuleles we have an excellent world music record.

Beirut somewhat stuck to their sound. They have reoriented it [sound] and simplified it, but stayed unique and they continue to make relaxing music with high artistic value, contrary to the market demands. That’s probably why they released the disc through their own label “Pompeii records”.

Recommended songs: “Santa Fe“, “East Harlem“, “Vagabon“ and “Port of Call“.

MULTIKULTURNI BEIRUT

“The Rip Tide“ je u odnosu na prethodne albume doneo neke promene. Trube su više američko-meksičke, što je normalno za bend iz Santa Fea koji se nalazi na samom jugu SAD, na granici sa Meksikom. Za razliku od prethodnika, disk je sniman u Njujorku što objašnjava njegov nešto „popičastiji“ zvuk, čak je i instumentarij znatno smanjen.

Koliko god bili američki bend, njihova muzika je definitivno evropski proizvod. Imaju mediteransku harmoniku, a Zek Kondonovi vokali imaju karakteristike francuskih šansona i verujem, kada bi tekstovi bili na francuskom, da bi zvučali autentično za tu zemlju. Kada se formuli doda klavir, violina i portugalski ukulele melos dobija se odlična world music ploča. Od pesama se izdvajaju “Santa Fe“, “East Harlem“, “Vagabon“ i “Port of Call“.

Beirut su donekle ostali dosledni svom zvuku, malo su se preorijentisali i pojednostavili ga, ali su ostali jedinstveni i nastavljaju da prave opuštajuću muziku sa visokom umetničkom vrednošću, naspram komercijalizmu. A da bi ostali svoji, disk su objavili preko sopstvene izdavačke kuće “Pompeii“.

Preporučujem: “Santa Fe“, “East Harlem“, “Vagabon“ i “Port of Call“.

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