Slavic Soul Party / New York Underground Tapes
Album: New York Underground Tapes   Collection:World
Artist:Slavic Soul Party   Added:May 2012
Label:Barbes Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-12 Pull Date: 2012-07-15 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 20 May 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 24, 2012: Music Casserole
Ahmet Gankino
4. Jun 16, 2012: New World Disorder
2. Jul 01, 2012: Bouge Mood
5. Jun 09, 2012: New World Disorder
3. Jun 23, 2012: New World Disorder
6. Jun 02, 2012: no voices aloud
Last Man Standing

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-05-09
Slavic Soul Party – NY Underground Tapes
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/9/12
“Gypsy Brass Band” from Brooklyn. Instrumentals, based on traditional songs and forms, but with bits of Latin and Jazz and Funk… Bits of Ooom-pah, bits of Opa!, bits of old cartoon music, bits of near-Klezmer… Well done and infectious. I like 10 best, and would like 8 just as much, but it’s short – boo!
1. 3:22 **big syncopated horns and drums. Swingy, definitely brassy, with maybe just a hint of Latin tinge. Almost be-bop improv in the trumpet solo.
2. 4:33 **blatty gypsy brass with menacing chords underneath for the intro, then Slavic dance with tons of bounce. Profoundly slinky solos, great percussion.
3. 4:08 **light and breezy (and uptempo) bounce.
4. 4:43 **ponderous brass with sweet and bouncy accordion – then the serious ooom-pah starts. Slows down midway and slowly speeds up to a manic tempo.
5. 5:26 **gypsy brass, rather traditional, goes back and forth between merely uptempo and hyperspeed, with a bit of deeply swingy midtempo with chitterings.
6. 3:50 **sweet midtempo sashay, with a distinctly lounge-mambo vibe. Some “Silly Symphonies” sound (in the best possible way).
7. 4:29 **interesting – sounds a bit like the second line band in Nawlins going TO the funeral, but with a strange time signature, like 4/4.5 or something…
8. 1:47 **trumpet flourish intro, sort of funky spy movie mambo groove. Way cool, but way too short! Crud.
9. 3:12 **downtempo (but with hyperactive horns), complicated as hell. Balkan brass meets math rock!
10. 5:13 ***funky, slinky midtempo wobble. A bit more fetching than manic. Some discordant jazzy chords. Whiffles.

Track Listing
1. Jackson   6. Walter Harley
2. Sing Sing Cocek   7. Ahmet Gankino
3. Brasslands   8. Alcohol To Arms
4. Romp   9. Zvonce
5. Draganin Cocek   10. Last Man Standing