Banco De Gaia ‎– Farewell Ferengistan

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Six Degrees Records ‎– 657036 1128-2
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Made in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (UPC-A): 6 57036 11282 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 64420AM-01 657036-1128-2 061105
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ZN1C
  • Other: [Stamped in Mould Ring] MCOM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DSCGCKDIG011 Banco De Gaia Farewell Ferengistan(15xFile, FLAC) Disco Gecko DSCGCKDIG011 UK 2012
B000FG5NKG Banco De Gaia Farewell Ferengistan(CD, Album, Unofficial) Six Degrees Records (2), Disco Gecko (2) B000FG5NKG Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Banco De Gaia Farewell Ferengistan(CDr, Album, Promo) Disco Gecko none UK 2006 Sell This Version
GKOCD009 Banco De Gaia Farewell Ferengistan(CD, Album, Dig) Disco Gecko GKOCD009 UK 2006 Sell This Version
657036 1128-2MJ Banco De Gaia Farewell Ferengistan(CD, Album, Promo) Six Degrees Records 657036 1128-2MJ US 2006 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 17, 2008

On Toby Marks' 7th studio album as Banco de Gaia, it seems as if he's finally mastered his electronic production skills, creating a smooth experience with his hallmark electro-ethno-techno. Thus the title track of _Farewell Ferengistan_ has the Arabic singing fully integrated into the melody, rather than having it simply plopped in out of nowhere. The perkiness of "Ynys Elen" and the quick rhythms of "Chingiz" both show Marks' interest in the upbeat side of things, but Marks also shows a better sense of how to develop his tracks: "Kara Kum" starts out slow and meditative, but shifts into a more uptempo indictment of overreaching Chinese authority; similarly, "Flow My Dreams, The Android Wept" starts off as ambient dub, but veers into a Spanish-tinged direction. He also takes a conceptual approach to "The Harmonious G8," a more experimental project. And even though the album ends on the cheesy "We All Know the Truth (You Have God)," it feels as if Marks has finally cashed in on his Banco.