Fanfare Savale / Speed Brass of the Gypsies
Album:Speed Brass of the Gypsies Collection:World
Artist:Fanfare Savale Added:Feb 2005
Label:Sub Rosa 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-27 Pull Date:2005-05-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 27, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Suita Lui Erno
4.Apr 14, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Iuteala Caprii
2.Apr 30, 2005:On The Warpath
5.Apr 10, 2005:Subcutaneous Phycomycosis
Sarba De La Chisinau
3.Apr 23, 2005:the Dog and Pony Show
Sarba Basilor
6.Apr 07, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Iuteala Caprii

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-22 
Oh my heavens, Ethel, they play so very fast indeed! From a small village in Romania comes this band of 11 who combine Gypsy brass with Balkan folk and then everyone does double shots of espresso and takes speed and they all get insane. When do these guys breathe? You’ll be amazed at how fast they play. Most tracks very short. Fascinating stuff, especially these:

2. Hyper fast. Like a slapstick frenzy.
3. Driving march-like w/vocals. Not as fast as some.
4. Buzzing-quick vocals into wicked fast brass.
6. A quirky oom-pah romp w/vocals.
7. Like it should play behind someone spinning plates.
10. Bring on the circus! Quick! Bring it on! Now!
12. Clarinet adds a touch of klezmer…only on speed.
13. Has an odd galloping quality.
15. Big, bright, and brassy. A bit more melodic than some.
17. Seizure-inducing fast.
20. Folksy & slower w/vocals.

Track Listing
1.Ciobanasul 11.Hora Lu' Nea Mihai
2.Harapeasca 12.Hora Lu' Sofia
3.Dansu' Ursului 13.Rumba Lu' Georgel
4.Suita Lui Erno 14.Polca Pe Furate
5.Ciocarlia 15.Petricuta
6.Cantecul Mirelui 16.Ce Frumoasa Esti
7.Sarba Basilor 17.Sarba De La Chisinau
8.Iahabibi 18.Ruseasca Lu' Dragoi
9.Suita a Lu' Nelu 19.Sarba Lu' Tractor
10.Iuteala Caprii 20.Pe Drumul Romanului