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Holodiloff, Dave Band / Balkan String Projekt
Album:Balkan String Projekt Collection:World
Artist:Holodiloff, Dave Band Added:01/2018
Label:Self Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-01-30 Pull Date:2018-04-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:18 Feb
Airplays:1

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 19 Feb:Ben Cauldoff
Emergency Crew 4 PACC
2.Thu, 15 Feb:DJ Dissociation
A Night on the Roof

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2018-01-24 
Ever-eclectic Monterey-based musician Dave Holodiloff's latest projekt channels energy from Eastern Europe without the usual brass and guida for a lighter, airier feel; all tracks have pretty fast tempos; traditional melodies and rhythms have improvisational sections interspersed; Balkan music for 21st century California; all tracks are worth playing

NO FCC's (all instrumental); favorite tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13

**1—Kojak Cocek –4:29 – full of energy; makes you want to leap out of your seat and shake your booty!-- great mando and percussion, soulful violin, masterful piano; doesn't miss a beat

*2—Sedi Donka—4:02 – strings work together with percussion to produce a dance line you can almost visualize; nice percussion bridge together with synth drone that hits quarter tones

*3—Geamparale de la Babadag—5:07-- jazzy feel to this one; nice treble mando and piano interlude

4- Romanian Hora – 3:53-- mandolin virtuosity starts off; gypsy django feel to this one; nice violin solo

*5-Din Dobregea – 3:41-- another familiar dance number with fast violin melody; mysterious piano melody underneath for slightly dreamy bridge

6—Ivan na Donka –2:03-- a little slower and lighter with strings providing the beat

7—Kopanitsa – 2:25 – light and bouncy

*8-- St. Anne's Ratchenitsa – 2:47—Celtic-Balkan fusion where Dave set a Celtic tune to Bulgarian rhythm - watch out for serious repetition on the bridge part

9—Krivo Sadovsko Horo—3:59 – pretty doubling of mando and guitar

*10—Ratchenitsa – 3:47 – starts off a little slower – interesting take on this classic Bulgarian form-- strong piano part

**11--Kasap Havasi –4:27-- drums start off with bass line – nice back and forth melody with violin and mando; some cool syncopation with differing timbres and modes

12—Geamparale Medley –3:05-- Romanian dance with lots of fancy string work; fast;

*13—Gankino Horo –4:44-- minor/major keys --nice clapping-drum-violin bridge

14-Hora/Kolo Medley –2:58 – I love this particular dance; nice rendition

15—Cetvorno Oro –4:50-- very string oriented; pretty!

Track Listing
1.Kojak Cocek 8.St. Anne's Ratchenitsa
2.Sedi Donka 9.Krivo Sadovsko Horo
3.Geamparale De La Babadag 10.Ratchenitsa
4.Romanian Hora 11.Kasap Havasi
5.Din Dobregea 12.Geamparale Medley
6.Ivan Na Donka 13.Gankino Horo
7.Kopanitsa 14.Hora/Kolo Medley
 15.Cetvorno Oro