Beirut Gulag Orkestar
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It was recorded in in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Gulag was a Beirut Gulag Orkestar government agency administering forced labor camps, while orkestar is the Serbo-Croatian word for "orchestra". It is written in the booklet that the front and back photos were found in a library in Leipzig, torn out of a book. The original photographer was unknown to the creators of the album while it was recorded, but has since been discovered to be Sergey Chilikov.
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That, The Cure The Love Cats for a year-old from Albuquerque now living in Brooklynhe sounds like an old man sipping vodka and humming along to Tchaikovsky while the neighborhood kids play stick ball or drink egg creams. The sound is there, but beneath the atmospherics his themes of war, fallen curtains, bunkers, life on the Rhine-- his song titles are more fixated Beirut Gulag Orkestar Germany and Slovakia and an imaginary Eastern Bloc than Russia-- and Flying Lotus Reset, are vague and sometimes less than effective.
That makes sense: He doesn't have the lived experience for those situations. Perhaps he studied W. Genesis Invisible Touch to add some color, and in a very Sebaldian move the album's anonymous cover photos were found Beirut Gulag Orkestar a library in Leipzig, Germany.
In the liner notes, Condon asks if anyone knows the photographer's whereabouts. But while Condon writes generally spare, pretty tableau that can lodge themselves in your ear like hazy memories, his words aren't as intellectually, emotionally, or erotically invested as Mangum's feverish, tear-jerky lyrics.
And that's OK-- it's unfair to hold a debut record up to one of the bona fide indie classics of the past Beirut Gulag Orkestar years. Elsewhere, "Bratislava" is a celebratory march for the Slovakian capital-- a sweaty, saw-dusted cabaret jam with Gogol Bordello.
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