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LP is pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl and comes in a thick printed jacket with lyrics insert.

CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve and lyrics insert.

CST029

Ver Tanzt? Black Ox Orkestar

Release date: 26 April 2004

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Evenly split between instrumentals and vocal tunes, this debut album is a compelling blend of originals and new arrangements for pieces pulled from various Eastern European songbooks. The band aimed to expand the definition of Jewish diasporic music, by learning and reinterpreting songs and rhythms from all over Slavic and Balkan Europe. Lyrics are in Yiddish and speak forcefully to the bloody history and intractable contradictions of Jewish diaspora and ‘return’. With backgrounds in punk-rock, free-jazz, and other liberation musics, the all-acoustic playing on this record benefits from a genuinely spirited delivery and intensely original approaches to arrangements that never feel forced. This is modern folk music from Eastern European sources played strong, unburdened by antiseptic production and/or cheap sentimentality.

Tracklist

1. Shvartze Flamen, Vayser Fayer
2. Papir Iz Dokh Vays
3. Fishelakh In Vaser
4. Cretan Song
5. Ver Tanzt?
6. Stav Ya Pitu
7. Nign
8. Toyte Goyes In Shineln
9. Kalarash
10. Forn Forstu
11. Skocne
12. Moscowitz Terkisher
13. Di Khasene

Running time: 00:43:06

Packaging Notes

LP is pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl and comes in a thick printed jacket with lyrics insert.

CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve and lyrics insert.

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