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O.M.F.O. / Trans Balkan Express
Album:Trans Balkan Express Collection:World
Artist:O.M.F.O. Added:05/2005
Label:Essay Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-06-05 Pull Date:2005-08-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 05 Aug 05:Alex
The Dog and Pony show
4.Fri, 22 Jul 05:Alex
The Dog and Pony Show
2.Fri, 29 Jul 05:Alex
The Dog and Pony Show
5.Fri, 22 Jul 05:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Tue, 26 Jul 05:Decca
At the Caffe Bohemian
6.Tue, 19 Jul 05:Alex
waxed dogs and sexy ponys

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2005-06-06 

Sounds when a Casio keyboard is transported out into the provinces.( Central Asia, the Caucasus, Siberia, Rumanian Ukraine border region). Electronically enhanced Drimba (mouth harp),domra ( short necked lute), gajda ( sort of bagpipe) & an accordion. Single handedly recorded by German Popov. Most have a few second low fade at the ends. All are worth a listen.
****1: 4:00 cool railroad sounding percussion, cool bagpipe, a Carpathian Circle Dance. Title is from a Kraftwerk tune. RR sounds.
***2: 3: 34 cool bagpipe, scratching at end. 5 sec. low fade at end.
3: 3: 45. distorted voice, a criminal's song from the Caucasus
****4: 4:02 inspired by a folk tune from Jakutia, breathy vocal chant sounds, cool sound
***5: 2:36 accordion solo Macedonian melody.
****6: 3: 30 cool cool FAST percussion and flute?
7: 2:31 fast perc. accordion solo, horn? Moldovian folk song
8: 5 : 38 slow intro. distorted voice, slow chill out. CUTS out abruptly at end.
9: 3: 04 hammered dulcimer?
****10: 2:08 fast flute/whistle? Cool melody, different ending.
11: 1: 21 accordion solo, Serbian melody.
***12: 1:18 FAST FAST mouth harp
***13: 3: 32 neat big brassy sound a few times
***14: 3: 24 slow very cool dirge.
D Farrell 05/2005

Track Listing
1.Trans Balkan Express 8.Sirtaki on Mars
2.Gutsul Electro 9.Taras
3.Dolia 10.Magic Mamaliga
4.Tixi Rock 11.Chakchak
5.Chupino 12.Drimba 'n' Bass
6.Munteanul 2000 13.Cucoo Dub
7.Money Boney 14.Space Hora Dub