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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 8 oktober 2007 | Pompeii Records

Onderscheidingen The Qobuz Ideal Discography
With Zach Condon, everything's unlikely. Or rather, everything's unique. What storyteller, no matter how imaginative, how hallucinatory, could have invented such a character, an American, raised on Balkan music, deformed country-folk, luxuriant pop and great French chanson? The compositions of the Beirut leader have the allure of mini-operas, not drinking songs for sailors or Red Star hooligans... So while the "Romany brass band" gimmick and its cortège of clichés might drive one to drink at best, or at worst, to imagine oneself in a Kusturica film, on the The Flying Club Cup it adorns songs which have more in common with the Magnetic Fields, Divine Comedy or Rufus Wainwright than Goran Bregovic... On the tracks of this second album from October 2017, the French influence is still clear: Nantes, Cherbourg, Un dernier verre (pour la route), La Banlieue and Cliquot are all nods at a France that so fascinated this American, who was then aged 21. But not just that. There are floods of fando, outbreaks of tango, visceral passages, melodies that are closer to the soul than to the earth. And Beirut covers the whole earth. All of it. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 1 februari 2019 | 4AD

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Zach Condon quickly realized that he wasn’t always going to be able to wander through the subway carriages with his brass band. That even his hardcore fans would eventually grow tired of him and stop handing him their spare change... On his 2015 album No No No, the brain behind Beirut beautifully transformed his experience in the Balkan folk/Mexican scene into brilliant high-flying pop tracks. He sculpted a more artisanal sound and renewed himself while keeping the dreamy, magical singularity of his universe that’s dominated by brass and percussion. Condon is a true citizen of the world: he was born in Albuquerque, lives in Berlin and writes in New York as well as in Puglia, Italy. It is there that one finds Gallipoli, a coastal city that lends its name to this fifth album. Condon has a voice that’s characterised by a wistful lyricism, giving his songs an undeniably melancholic feel. Sat behind his Farfisa organ or his Korg synthesizer, and surrounded by Nick Petree on drums, Paul Collins on bass, Ben Lanz on trombone and Kyle Resnick on trumpet, Condon builds his songs like Russian dolls. There’s a playful side which is largely amplified by the Farfisa. And through his world music and lo-fi melodies, Gallipoli covers the entire range of everything that Beirut has generated in just over ten years. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 11 september 2015 | 4AD

After four years of silence, Zach Condon puts the wheels in motion once again for his Beirut project. This time, the multi-instrumentalist delivers another slice of immaculate, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink pop in the form of his new record: No No No. On this, Beirut’s fourth album, the American continues to transform his knowledge of Hispanic folklore into his own, highly distinctive, high-flying pop. Condon pushes the template forward in a few areas, though, putting some of Beirut’s winsome folksiness on hold in favour of ramshackle, raucous mischief. Renewal is, indeed, a major concern of the record, and on No No No Condon manages to renew himself, and his music, while still maintaining the magical singularity of his musical universe. Brass and percussion are still (happily) dominant. A cheap joke, but one that is too hard to resist: we say ‘Yes Yes Yes’ to No No No! © MD/Qobuz
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 6 mei 2006 | Pompeii Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 1 februari 2019 | 4AD

Zanger en songschrijver Zach Condon keert met zijn formatie Beirut voor zijn vijfde album Gallipoli terug naar een sound die doet denken aan zijn eerste platen. Zo spelen op het album uit 2019 wereldmuziek en het orgel weer een grote rol. De toonzetting is ingetogen en de nummers klinken bedachtzaam en soms melancholiek. Absolute uitschieter is het titelnummer, dat zich onderscheidt met een hypnotiserend ritme en een weemoedige mariacha-trompet.
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 30 augustus 2011 | Pompeii Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 12 december 2006 | Pompeii Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 17 februari 2009 | Pompeii Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 25 juni 2007 | Pompeii Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 7 juni 2011 | Pompeii Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 24 april 2007 | Pompeii Records

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Rap - Verschenen op 10 juni 2011 | Al Massiva

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