March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

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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 ...
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All Music Guide
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2009
  • Label: Pompeii Records
  • UPC: 600197220122
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 49,808

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Zócalo (0:28)
  2. 2 La Llorona - Banda Jimenez (3:34)
  3. 3 My Wife (2:10)
  4. 4 The Akara - Banda Jimenez (3:53)
  5. 5 On a Bayonet (1:40)
  6. 6 The Shrew - Banda Jimenez (3:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Night with the Prositute from Marseille - Realpeople (3:07)
  2. 2 My Wife, Lost in the Wild - Realpeople (3:13)
  3. 3 Venice - Realpeople (4:01)
  4. 4 The Concubine - Realpeople (3:28)
  5. 5 No Dice - Realpeople (5:24)
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Album Credits

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
Sir 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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