Argirov, Yasko / Hot Blood
Album:Hot Blood Collection:World
Artist:Argirov, Yasko Added:Jul 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-08-26 Pull Date:2002-10-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 13Oct 6Sep 29Sep 22Sep 15

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 06, 2003:Mais non peut-etre
Smeseno Horo
4.Oct 01, 2002:No Cover, No Minimum
Trakiska Raceniza
2.Oct 29, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
Smeseno Horo
5.Sep 24, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
Trakiska Raceniza
3.Oct 08, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
Smeseno Horo
6.Sep 24, 2002:the jewish alternative
Turkish Dance

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-07-24 

Dunya, 2002

BULGARIA – Crazy Bulgarian folk music from a quintet led by Yasko’s clarinet and Slavko Argirov’s accordion (no, they’re not brothers!) Fans of this style, with its hyperspeed tempos, staccato rhythms, bouncy basslines, and sense of gleeful abandon will not be disappointed. Yasko doesn’t have the insane chops of an Ivo Papasov, but this is pretty good stuff nonetheless. Fun let-your-hair-down music.

RECOMMENDED TRACKS: 1, 2, 6, 8, 11

01. 2:47 – medley: fast percolation, then a sort of beerhall thing, then back again
02. 3:46 – squirrelly Turkish-style melody; nice clarinet solo over stuck-groove vamps
03. 8:11 – improvisation on a folksong: long intro leads into a sinuous dance, then intensifies
04. 4:16 – a slightly drunken and very catchy/silly dance tune, with an almost Latin feel to it
05. 4:26 – Turkish dance for sax/keyboard/drums; has a rigid beat and a sort of swagger
06. 4:13 – accordion intro, then perky Thracian melody; wacky round of breathless solos
07. 2:44 – extra-bouncy; reminds me just a little bit of Mexican music (must be the bassline)
08. 2:45 – middle-eastern style warbling vocals and a propulsive, flowing rhythm
09. 5:02 – melancholy clarinet over synth drone, then relatively mellow bouncy stuff
10. 2:16 – just like #9, only it’s the accordion’s turn (and it’s more medium-tempo)
11. 4:37 – quiet clarinet/accordion duet jumps into a very happy Serbian drinking tune

[Fo] - 7/24/02

Track Listing
1.Smeseno Horo 6.Trakiska Raceniza
2.Turkish Dance 7.Shopsko Horo
3.Tamba 8.Gorbet
4.Pazargisko Horo 9.Maicina Taga
5.Khiocek 10.Kasapsko
 11.Srapsko Kolo