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Taraf De Haidouks / Maskarada
Album:Maskarada Collection:World
Artist:Taraf De Haidouks Added:09/2007
Label:Crammed Discs 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-09-23 Pull Date:2007-11-25 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:25 Nov18 Nov11 Nov4 Nov28 Oct21 Oct14 Oct7 Oct
Airplays:11123312

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 04 Jan 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Wed, 21 Nov 07:Sadie O.
Erin is Disorderly
2.Sat, 01 May 10:Eme O
Music Casserole
5.Tue, 13 Nov 07:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Sat, 05 Dec 09:Eme O
Music Casserole
6.Tue, 06 Nov 07:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
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