Various Artists / Electric Gypsyland 2
Album: Electric Gypsyland 2   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2006
Label:Crammed Discs  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-10 Pull Date: 2007-02-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 21 Jan 14 Jan 7 Dec 31 Dec 24 Dec 17
Airplays: 2 2 3 2 1 4 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 03, 2007: New World Disorder
Red Bula
4. Jan 21, 2007: Radio Experiment #2
Iest Sexy
2. Feb 02, 2007: the jewish alternative
The Man Who Drinks
5. Jan 20, 2007: New World Disorder
Neascu In Africa
3. Jan 27, 2007: New World DIsorder
Romano Dance
6. Jan 19, 2007: the jewish alternative
A Rom And A Home

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-11-16
[coll]: Electric Gypsyland 2
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/16/06
Remixes and remakes of Balkan pieces, by a variety of international artists. Some electronica, some experimental, some just slight tweaks of the originals. All really interesting and a lot of fun – don’t miss out on this! Not just a World record by any means. CD 2 is the original Balkan cuts.
No FCCs. All great – I like 4, 10 and 16 best on CD 1, and most of CD 2 is fabulous.
CD 1:
1. 3:18 **electronic chirpy beats, plucked instrument, chimes, layers come in and out. Midtempo, march of the crickets meets mellow sweetness. Ends with several seconds of clapping.
2. 4:30 ***random electronica intro, then uptempo gypsy dance beat with accordion.
3. 3:14 *midtempo, plucked instrument and male vocals, alternating with lots of chirpy noises and drones.
4. 4:41 ****hyperactive male nonsense vocals, trumpets and upbeat mayhem. Balkan Beat Box rooolz, ya!
5. 5:24 ***dubby handdrums, harmonium and funky beat. Slow violin ending.
6. 6:14 **solo oud intro, squeaky midtempo beat. Male vocals and mysterious horns.
7. 3:38 **jaunty little strings, female spoken word, then full-on uptempo hora with accordion, male vocals.
8. 4:09 *plaintive male vocals and horns. 1.5 minutes in switches to bouncy, happy midtempo dance.
9. 3:35 **bouncy midtempo handdrums, panpipes and bells. Lots of elements come and go, interesting sound. Ends with a splat.
10. 3:54 **** uptempo rave. Opa! Male vocals and merriment.
11. 4:15 *birdsongs and acoustic guitar. Pretty female vocals, very mellow. Some male vocals as well, a bit of a samba groove.
12. 3:50 ***slow build of squeaky violins and things, totally funky beat at 1 minute along.
13. 3:33 ***German dancehall intro, Balkan singing, lots of syncopation, sounds like a lot of fun.
14. 4:00 **rather frantic sounding combination of sounds, dance on crack… Who needs coffee?
15. 5:36 ***female vocals and hand percussion with horns, very uptempo, but a sweet dance groove.
16. 4:52 ****honking noises and doumbek. Funky slightly uptempo beat and horns. Adds elements to form a nice mix. I added stars as it went along…
CD 2: (original tracks)
1. 2:27 **hand drums and horns, uptempo. Oompah comes in almost a minute in. Odd combo of frantic and laid back.
2. 4:12 **uptempo romp with horns that sound like a mariachi band, male vocals.
3. 6:07 **great handdrums and percussion, lots of horns. Great solos in second half of song.
4. 5:05 ****wonderful bouncy but unclassifiable beat, male vocals, great midtempo romp. False ending about a minute and a half from the end, then fast Charleston.
5. 3:09 **Yeee haw! Fast fiddle-driven barn dance laden with methamphetamines. The devil did NOT go down to Georgia, clearly.
6. 7:40 ***random violin noises like raindrops, fast bass-driven beat lurks underneath. Emotional male vocals.
7. 6:04 ****Live recording, long oboe solo, then huge midtempo dance band, great syncopated romp. Big doumbek solo near end.
8. 4:51 ****fast horn-driven dance with great syncopation. Nice!
9. 4:15 *****doumbek and harmonium – very belly dancey until the horns from heck come in. Male vocals and oompah. I LOVE this!
10. 4:17 ***sweet and smooth slightly uptempo dance. This band SMOKES.
11. 5:01 *In a startling switch, very downtempo and rather dreamy violin-and piano based ballet. Beautiful, but I’m all hyper now…
12. 2:18 **starts with random people noises, then rather theatrical midtempo accordion-based number.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Tunng Vs. Taraf De Haidouks Homecoming
2. Buscemi Vs. Kocani Orkestar Alone At My Wedding
3. Animal Collective Vs. Kocani Orkestar Oi Bori Sujie
4. Balkan Beat Box vs. Mahala Rai Banda Red Bula
5. Dj Click Vs. Mahala Rai Banda Romano Dance
6. Smadj Vs. Kocani Orkestar Mi Bori San Korani
7. Shantel Vs. Taraf De Haidouks Dba Duba Si Hora
8. Oi Va Voi Vs. Taraf De Haidouks A Rom And A Home
9. Cibelle vs. Kocani Orkestar Maxutu
10. Forth Thieves Orkestar Vs. Mahala Rai Banda The Man Who Drinks
11. Nouvelle Vague vs. Mahala Rai Banda Morceau D'amour
12. Shrinesynchrosystem Vs. Taraf De Haidouks Neascu In Africa
13. Yuriy Gurzhy/Russendisko & Friends Vs. Zelwar Immigrant Radio/Soldier Tufaiev Abroad
14. 43 Skidoo vs. Kocani Orkestar Ismali Oro
15. Russ & Roc Vs. Mahala Rai Banda Spoitoresa Revisited
16. Russ & Roc Vs Mahala Rai Banda Spoitoresa Revisited (Got The Parts Mix)
17. Ko?Ani Orkestar Cudna Zena
18. Ko?Ani Orkestar Siki, Siki Baba
19. Ko?Ani Orkestar L'orient Est Rouge
20. Taraf De Haïdouks Duba, Duba Si Hora
21. Taraf De Haïdouks Terno Chelipé
22. Taraf De Haïdouks Cînd Eram La '48
23. Taraf De Haïdouks A La Turk
24. Mahala Raï Banda Spoitoresa
25. Mahala Raï Banda Iest Sexy
26. Mahala Raï Banda Romano Dance
27. Zelwer The Fiancee's Dream
28. Zelwer Soldier Tufaiev Get Married