Friday, February 13, 2009

March of The Zapotec and Realpeople: Holland

This new two-part EP is an interesting experiment. March finds Zach Condon continuing his M.O. of mining exotic musical influences—this time Mexican funeral marches with help from a couple bandmates and a local 17-piece orchestra. Pretty decent.

On Realpeople, he gets back to his pre-Beirut electronic music and lays down five tracks from the comfort of his Brooklyn bedroom. Not bad either.

The problem is we’ve come to expect great. Probably a smart move to release these as an EP set, since expectations are lowered. Nevertheless, it is intriguing to have these two completely divergent music styles live together—it shows you how that sweet voice can run over just about anything, and gets you thinking about what in the world will come next.


The Shrew

My Wife, Lost in the Wild

The Concubine

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