10 May 2007

Balkan Beat Box's New Meds

Okay, the actual name of BBB's new album is Nu Med, but the pun couldn't be more appropriate, as the group fills a badly needed prescription for multiracial harmony at a time of war and xenophobia.

"BBB's new record," label JDub proclaims, "is a musical vision of what the Mediterranean would sound like if borders were removed...." Yeah, and if the residents then were shaken as if in a snow globe. Horns and violin face off against accordion and Tamir Muskat's samples, and you just gotta play it loud.

[mp3] Balkan Beat Box: Digital Monkey
[mp3] Balkan Beat Box: Habibi min zaman
from Nu Med (in stores May 15)

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