Slavic Soul Party / Taketron
Album: Taketron   Collection:World
Artist:Slavic Soul Party   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Barbes Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-18 Pull Date: 2009-12-20 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1
Airplays: 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 25, 2012: Moonshine in the Evening
4. Mar 17, 2012: New World Disorder
Get It How You Live
2. Sep 08, 2012: Bouge Mood
Sancti Petri
5. Feb 18, 2012: New World Disorder
Get It How You Live
3. Jul 21, 2012: Bouge Mood
Sancti Petri
6. Dec 04, 2010: Music Casserole

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-10-15
Slavic Soul Party – Taketron
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/15/09
Balkan brass band from Brooklyn (say THAT five times, fast!) with New Orleans second line and gospel, be-bop, and a bit of old-school cartoon music and funk. Whew! Akin to and buddies of Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box. All instrumental! Yay! All good to great, too.
1. 0:08 intro
2. 4:12 ***swingy upbeat Gypsy brass and electronics. Does sound a bit like an old “Silly Symphony” – which is to say quite stylish, as well as fun. Very be-bop trumpet solo.
3. 3:20 **uptempo marching band romp, with a bit of second line feel. Nice. Blatty tuba bit, too.
4. 2:56 ***lopsided midtempo with a hint of Nawlins funk and a lot of wildness. Bout time the serious drinking started!
5. 5:15 **midtempo limping polka – but in a good way. Seems closer to traditional than the previous cuts.
6. 3:31 **swingy, uptempo, complex. Mostly horns and snares. Very snakey clarinet (?) midway through.
7. 2:49 ***hyperspeed oom-pah with the trumpet off on a tear, and an attack phalanx of accordions. Keen!
8. 3:54 **super cool and elegant percussion line, rather somber horns.
9. 1:24 ***mad, hyperactive – definitely has the air of an old cartoon classic.
10. 3:46 **ooh, very slow and sad with the air of a spiritual (which I guess it is.) Gets more upbeat midway through – sort of like experiencing a Big Easy funeral going out and coming back…
11. 2:30 ***groovy midtempo syncopated hora.
12. 3:23 ***yikes! Uptempo and Latinate – maybe it’s the cowbell. Apparently originially a Flamenco tune.
13. 6:00 **very slow and hymn-like intro, all horns. Busts out the party vibe after 2 minutes.

Track Listing
1. Welcome   7. Tatiana
2. Taketron   8. Real Simple
3. Baltika   9. Sarba
4. Get It How You Live   10. Canaan Land
5. Sviraj Srechko   11. Laughter Club
6. Pavketov Stakato   12. Sancti Petri
  13. Hymn