Taraf De Haidouks / Maskarada
Album: Maskarada   Collection:World
Artist:Taraf De Haidouks   Added:Sep 2007
Label:Crammed Discs  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-09-23 Pull Date: 2007-11-25 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14 Oct 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 04, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Ostinato & Romanian Dance
4. Nov 21, 2007: Erin is Disorderly
In A Persian Market
2. May 01, 2010: Music Casserole
Waltz From Masquerade
5. Nov 13, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
3. Dec 05, 2009: Music Casserole
Parca Eu Tu-Am Vazut
6. Nov 06, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Waltz From Masquerade

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-22
Taraf goes classical with a crazy gypsy take on Bartok, Khachaturian, and more (plus some originals). This is fabulous stuff, wacky good (mostly) instrumentals with an overall sound like some freaky traveling carnival that makes you want to lock up your kids. The playing is superb. Tight arrangements too. At least 1 star for each track.

1. Upbeat and driving w/a manic haunted circus sound.
2. Fast and tripping folk dance that gets even faster. Dizzying.
3. Starts mid, gets fast. A Spanish-themed fire dance w/varying tempos.
4. A creepy waltz. This would play if Satan asked you to dance.
5. Midtempo w/an Asian sound, great strings.
6. A hint of Paris. Growly vocals, picks up. Nostalgic.
7. Starts slow, medley of folk dances of changing tempos. Kinda fun.
8. Instantly fast and furious. Impossibly fast. Nose bleed fast.
9. Insistent, upbeat strings that gather speed then slows down, pick up...
10. Slow with heartfelt female vocalist & an old-fashioned sound. Sad.
11. Mid/upbeat hora w/plinky strings and a tinny piano kind of sound.
12. A slow/mid dance w/lots of drama and passion.
13. Mid/up w/soaring male vocals/chorus & lots of emotion.
14. Slow intro, gets frantic. A twisty, dark, unsettled masquerade.

Track Listing
1. Ostinato & Romanian Dance   8. The Missing Dance
2. Lezghinka   9. Asturias
3. Danza Ritual Del Fuego   10. Parca Eu Tu-Am Vazut
4. Waltz From Masquerade   11. Hora Moldovenesca
5. In A Persian Market   12. Les Portes De La Nuit
6. De Cind Ma Aflat Multimea   13. Parlapapup
7. Romanian Folk Dances   14. Suita Maskarada