If Gogol Bordello are the Goldie Lookin’ Chain of Eastern European folk, A Hawk and a Hacksaw are its Public Enemy, and You Have Already Gone To the Other Wold is their most legitimate love-letter to the region’s music yet.»
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Inspired by Paradjanov's "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors," "You Have Already Gone To The Other World" is A Hawk And A Hacksaw's 6th full length. Across 16 tracks the duo rework nine Ukrainian, Hungarian and Romanian traditional songs along with seven originals inspired, as ever, by Eastern European folk culture. Produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, this is the first A Hawk and A Hacksaw album for some time to feature only its two primary members (with the exception of two tracks where Dietrich lends guitar) but the instrumentation is not minimal. Dieterich's sense of musical experimentation has driven the group into new territories of folk psychedelia that explodes with rich ornamentation.
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