Holy Shit. Some New Mexican, travelled around Eastern Europe to get some ideas for an album. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar was what followed.
It's hard to describe this album. Balkan folk. Not many (if any) standard guitars are used. A wide selection of instuments are on offer - various horns, glockenspiel, piano, ukeleles & organs. Infact too many to mention.
Incredibly uplifting & incredibly emotional.
Absolutely stunning debut album.