Wednesday, August 29, 2007

i’ll beat on my drum till i’m dead

It is just impossible for Zach Condon to create anything bad as this young talent has given nothing but quality music to the public releases after releases. With Beirut, Zach Condon has proven that he is one of the most brilliant young artists in music today. Just only a year after releasing his groundbreaking debut Gulag Orkestar, Beirut is back with his sophomore entitled The Flying Club Cup. With the brand new record, Beirut brings forth a bigger, more romantic, and more ambitious approach. Gone from Gulag Orkestar is the intimate, modest, and amateur sound; The Flying Club Cup is notably epic and dramatic, the sound is grand and it gives the effect of an overall communal feeling. Beirut filled the record with layers after layers of bold and marching band-istic instrumentations. Condon’s vocal has noticeably improved as well; it is sharper and more confident sounding. Indisputably, working along with Owen Pallett made The Flying Club Cup even more promising. Pallett’s bright string arrangements and humble vocal can be heard on tracks such as "Cliquot", "Forks And Knives (La Fete)", and "In The Mausoluem". With so much originality, there seems to be an element of surprise with each Beirut release. In this case, Zach Condon’s immeasurable vision made The Flying Club Cup a musical spectacle!

Nantes [wicked-cool song]
Cliquot [super-wicked-cool song]
St. Apollonia [wicked-cool song]
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Beirut: The Flying Club CupThe Flying Club Cup comes out on October 9th, you can pre-order it here

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Matthew said...

second that!

Julie said...

Can you post the other Owen Pallett songs that you mentioned in your review?