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Album: Home   Collection:World
Artist:Fiamma Fumana   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Omnium Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 16 Oct 26 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 11, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Oct 21, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
2. Nov 11, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
4. Oct 06, 2003: Fly By Night

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-09-22
Electronic re-workings of traditional songs from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Often with this sort of fusion, the music is strong on one side and weak on the other. But FF strikes a pretty good balance: this is both decent club music and decent world music, with the electronics supporting rather than smothering or splintering the accordions & bagpipes. The vocals are in a strident traditional style that might annoy after a while. Not brilliant, but it caught my attention.

BPM noted on the back, for those who are interested in such things...

Fo's Picks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 11

1. very upbeat, very catchy
2. fast beat on a melancholy WW2 song
3. relaxed instrumental: bagpipes lead
4. midtempo electronic, monotone vox,
5. revolutionary anthem, slow & steady
6. blends N. & S. Italy w/tweaky groove
7. nice healing song: ambient piano, vox
8. midtempo party tune, happy
9. a cappella start, then a happy reel
10. relaxed, whispery & subdued; nice
11. speech, then a sad, powerful song of hardship with minimal backing
12. snippets of talk, music, etc. from the recording sessions, in a nice mix

[ Fo ] - 9/22/03

Track Listing
1. Maridem   7. Oasis
2. Mercy Is Dead   8. Balla!
3. Girometta   9. The Hunter
4. A Voi Tor Mari   10. The Blackbird
5. La Mondina   11. Bella Ciao
6. Mixedblood   12. Home