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Im thinking along the lines of Beirut or Kocani Orkestar....
Can't knock em
at some point
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Like to throw them in occasionally. Or whatever it is they use on King Rat
Boban Markovic Orkestar (try the live from beograd one)
Fanfara Zece Prajini
Bojan Ristic Orkestar
Orkestar Dejan Avdic
Also try some of the Guca compilations. the 40 years one and the 2008 one are pretty good.
And definitely get some Esma 'The Mouth from the South' Redzepova.
I could go on and on. Man I love this shit...
thats an excellent list. Cheers
Thats me done this weekend then, i can't get enough of this stuff at the moment
For the more polished poppy side of things the newest Mahala Rai Banda album is pretty good. Some real catchy pop songs on there.
Also there is a comp. called Algerian Proto Rai Underground with some stunning trumpeting on it.
Boban what a guy. Went to guca this year and he played a show in this cafe and it was the wildest thing ever, just utter balkan funk intensity.
Some pretty dodgy drum machine work on a couple of the latest of his albums though, kind of diminishes the rhythm work in my opinion. I kind of like the natural sounds more, which is why I am not so keen on Balkan Beat Box and those Gypsy Banger compilations.
50 years of Guca next year. Its gonna be 10 days long. Im not sure anybody could withstand 10 days of guca but if any one can Im sure its the Serbs!
used a lot of trumpet.
A Hawk and A Hacksaw
I fucking love A Hawk and a Hacksaw, everybody should check them out.
You don't really need a starting point, all of their records are great.
but just checked out a few of there songs, and cant belive i've never been put on to them before!
I closed my eyes for about half of their gig (much to my girlfriend's disapproval) and felt like I was miles away, beautiful, beautiful music. Then I opened them and was back in Norwich Arts Centre...
Although when I opened mine I was in the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, which is a beautiful room and possibly the perfect venue for them (they were also playing unplugged). Plus it was nice to have Jeremy Barnes come and sit next to me while he played. Definitely one of my top 5 gigs of all time.
Beirut I quite liked on record, and then I saw them (him) live at ATP and was absolutely spellbound.
I love a nice bit of brass: strangely enough, the less brassy the better. The brass bits on the Album Leaf's "Moss Mountain Town" are beautifully restrained.
i wasnt expecting this sort of responce. Brilliant stuff, thanks people
I was considering posting something similar myself because I can't get enough of brass at the minute.
This is a personal favourite:
Classic trumpet augmented 80s indie
Not the sort of thing you're after, but so good it's worth the tangent, trust me.
The Common Moral Cause
The brass on Hercules and Love Affair's album is incredible; one of my favourite thing's about it. 'Hercules Theme' is a highlight.
this is a bad day...
of The Rosie Taylor Project and Her Name is Calla.