March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

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by Beirut
     
 

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On each successive release, Beirut's Zach Condon keeps expanding his sonic palette and his taste for stylistic variety while sharpening his songcraft. March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland, released in 2009, brings together two EPs representing Condon's restlessly inventive musical fusions. The songs on March of the ZapotecSee more details below

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On each successive release, Beirut's Zach Condon keeps expanding his sonic palette and his taste for stylistic variety while sharpening his songcraft. March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland, released in 2009, brings together two EPs representing Condon's restlessly inventive musical fusions. The songs on March of the Zapotec reflect Condon's travels to Oaxaca, where he worked with a 19-piece Mexican band for a sound that merges Latin folk, Balkan brass band, and his own Western pop instincts. The songs on Realpeople Holland, which Condon recorded at his home studio, have a more electronic sound that may remind listeners of '80s synth pop or contemporary acts like the Postal Service. Yet Condon's experiments never sound random or pieced together, but are made remarkably cohesive by his sharp, poetic sensibility. ~ Anthony Tognazzini

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2009
Label:
Pompeii Records
UPC:
0600197220122
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
16893

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Performance Credits

Beirut   Primary Artist
Paul Collins   Bass Guitar
Chris Taylor   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Josée Manuel Martínez   Trumpet
Kelly Pratt   Clarinet,Trombone,Trumpet,Euphonium,French Horn,Background Vocals
Zach Condon   Percussion,Trumpet,Euphonium,French Horn,Ukulele,Vocals
Perrin Cloutier   Accordion
Jason Poranski   Mandolin
Oscar V. Bautista   Cymbals
Jorge Gutierrez   Clarinet
Faustino M. Jimenez   Tuba
Felix H. Jimcenez   Saxophone
Isaac H. Jimenez   Trombone
Jorge S. Jimenez   Trombone
Lorenzo M. Jimenez   Trumpet
Mario H. Jimenez   Tenor Saxophone
Maximo S. Jimenez   Clarinet
Lois G. Lorenzo   Tenor Saxophone
Pablo J. Mateas   Clarinet
Benjamin B. Mendoza   Trumpet
Emiliano G. Mendoza   Soprano Saxophone
Fidel M. Montano   Drums
Collins   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Chris Taylor   Audio Production
Griffin Rodriguez   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Field Recording
Kelly Pratt   Arranger
Zach Condon   Arranger,Composer,Engineer,Writer
Perrin Cloutier   Arranger,Composer,Writer

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