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4ad / Beggars Banquet

Beirut

Gulag Orkestar


back in stock while it may sound like an entire balkan gypsy orchestra playing modern songs as mournful ballads and upbeat marches beirut's first album 'gulag orkestar' is largely the work of one 19yearold albuquerque native zach condon with assistance by jeremy barnes neutral milk hotel a hawk and a hacksaw and heather trost a hawk and a hacksaw horns violins cellos ukuleles mandolins glockenspiels drums tambourines congas organs pianos clarinets and accordions no guitars on this album all build and break the melodies under condon's deepvoiced crooner vocals swaying to the eastern european beats like a drunken 12member ensemble that has fallen in love with the magnetic fields talking heads and neutral milk hotel

Tracklist
  • 1. The Gulag Orkestar
    2. Prenzlauerberg
    3. Brandenburg
    4. Postcards From Italy
    5. Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)
    6. Rhineland (Heartland)
    7. Scenic World
    8. Bratislava
    9. The Bunker
    10. The Canals Of Our City
    11. After The Curtain
    12. Elephant Gun
    13. My Family's Role In The World Revolution
    14. Scenic World (Version)
    15. The Long Island Sound
    16. Carousels

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