Balkan Beat Box ‎– Balkan Beat Box

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Essay Recordings ‎– none, JDub Records ‎– jd003
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1 Cha Cha 4:10
2 Bulgarian Chicks
Vocals [Featuring] – Kristin Espeland, Vlada Tomova
5:52
3 Adir Adirim
Vocals [Featuring] – Victoria Hanna
5:19
4 9/4 The Ladies 4:03
5 Shushan
Vocals [Featuring] – Shushan
4:42
6 Ya Man 3:35
7 Gross
Featuring – Boom Pam
6:09
8 Sunday Arak
Featuring [Trombone, Trumpet] – Dana Leong
5:07
9 Hassan's Mimuna
Vocals [Featuring] – Har'El Shachal*, Hassan Ben Jaffar
5:35
10 Meboli
Vocals [Featuring] – Vlada Tomova
3:53
11 La Bush Resistance
Vocals [Featuring] – Amir Shahasar*, Tomer Yosef
4:25

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℗&© 2005 Essay Recordings licensed exclusively to JDub Music Inc.

Total time 52:57.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 16892 66322 5
  • Barcode (String): 616892663225
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): >JDUB05 K5820L
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L534
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 92S5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 9223
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 9222

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AY CD 08 Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Essay Recordings AY CD 08 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
JDUB 103-1 Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box(LP, Album) Jdub Records JDUB 103-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
CD 6180 Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box(CD, Album) Nana Disc CD 6180 Israel 2005 Sell This Version
JD003 Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box(CD, Album, Promo) JDub Records JD003 US 2005 Sell This Version
AY CD 08 Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box(CD, Album, Dig) Essay Recordings AY CD 08 Germany 2005 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 26, 2008

Balkan Beat Box (and their eponymous album) came right as Eastern Europe started invading the American consciousness (as evidenced by the rising interest in music and literature). And their album, one of the earlier ones on the block, shows its roughness around the edges, but still has an infectious appeal. "Bulgarian Chicks," for example, wraps its gypsy horns around its vocalists -- anyone familiar with former 4AD artists Les Mystere des Voix Bulgares can attest to their power. Similarly, the Hebrew dub of "Adir Adirim" gives Matisyahu a thing or two to consider. The production tends a bit towards the lo-fi and is unpolished around the edges, but adds a certain independent edge to the album. Sometimes the cultural fusion doesn't quite cohere (the heavy guitar riffs on "Ya Man," for instance), but when they do, like on the hazy and swooning "Sunday Arak" or the speedy "Meboli," it's quite something.