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Balkan Beat Box / Give
Album:Give Collection:World
Artist:Balkan Beat Box Added:02/2012
Label:National Geographic Music 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-02-18 
Balkan Beat Box – Give
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/18/12
Dance/electronica/hip-hop with a hint of Balkan brass, as well as lots of other elements. Over time, they’ve definitely shifted emphasis from “Balkan” to “Beat Box” and gotten a lot more socio-political. Still hugely listenable, though. FCCs on Track 3.
1. 3:24 **scratching, slow and subdued hip-hop, turns into big swingy march with bit of brass band. Halfway through goes double-time, wiggly.
2. 4:14 ***upbeat electronica, syncopated trap drum and electronics. Nice horn bits.
3. 3:45 FCC: “political fuck” repeated in chorus. Woobles. Scratches. Hip-hop beat, scratch trumpet. Awesome sound, but total FCC violation…
4. 3:13 **high pitched chanting, plinky things, high-hat and tom. Slow beat with only bits of low-pitch electronics – odd, interesting sound.
5. 3:56 ***electronic squeeps and gronches, awesome syncopated swing, crazy sound, mostly high register.
6. 3:34 ***downtempo glitchy swingy beat, lots of interesting elements thrown in the mix. Fun.
7. 3:56 **acoustic guitar and rather odd vocal chorus, then very slow, sort of liquid groove. Interesting juxtaposition with the lyrics.
8. 3:36 ****bold intro, twangy spaghetti western guitar and electronic plinks. Downtempo but energetic, interesting spoken vocals. Most “Balkan” sounding horns on the record, good message. Nice.
9. 4:26 **uptempo syncopated electronics, sparse but interesting mix of sounds.
10. 4:23 **big slow electronic booms, woobles, air of foreboding. A bit naughty (“working hard to get you wet”).
11. 3:43 ****jolly brass, boom-bap, wiggly. Ironic lyrics – about when the frontman was detained as a terrorist.
12. 4:00 **slow slinky beat, sad guitar, big chorus, mysterious vibe.

Track Listing
1.Intro (Taste Of Where I'm From) 7.Minimal
2.Part Of The Glory 8.Urge To Be Violent
3.Political Fuck 9.Look Like You
4.Money 10.What A Night
5.Suki Muki 11.Enemy In Economy
6.Porno Clown 12.No Man's Land