Shantel / Planet Paprika
Album: Planet Paprika   Collection:General
Artist:Shantel   Added:Sep 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-04 Pull Date: 2009-12-06
Week Ending: Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18 Oct 11
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 23, 2011: Everyday Commotion
Citizen Of Planet Paprika
4. Dec 05, 2009: New World Disorder
Planet Paprika
2. Dec 23, 2010: And Other Useful Bibles
Citizen Of Planet Paprika
5. Nov 28, 2009: New World Disorder
Binaz In Dub
3. Dec 19, 2009: Best Disorders of 2009
Planet Paprika
6. Nov 20, 2009: The DJ Never Has It
Citizen Of Planet Paprika

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-10-02
Shantel – Planet Paprika
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/29/09
Modern Gypsy/Balkan brass, updated and with a bit of humor. Shantel is a (Bucovina) German DJ-producer who’s worked with Fanfare Ciocarlia and Taraf de Haidouks, and his interest in Balkan Gypsy music has made him go gradually from mostly club to mostly Gypsy, but there’s still a solid mix. His lyrics in English are generally rather silly, but wryly so. Musicianship is terrific.
No FCCs detected. It’s all really great stuff (if you’re into Balkan Gypsy brass bands!) – I like 6 and 10 best.
1. 2:08 *pretty solo gypsy accordion, joined by brass after 30 seconds. Slightly uptempo oom-pah, just a tad exotic.
2. 4:30 ***blatty trumpet and syncopated wip-wiggle, vocals in English, a bit goofy, a bit cool. Female vocals join later, and the whole thing is a great Eastern European party vibe.
3. 5:26 **relaxed polka groove, spoken English vocals, rather wistful. Some fine solos.
4. 2:50 **unplugged folky intro with tight harmonies, then a sort of Latin polka that gets fatter as it goes along. Back to unplugged, then disco polka…
5. 4:19 **How would you describe this… A bit clubbish, minimalist, fun chanted lyrics. Then you get the gypsy brass…
6. 4:05 ****midtempo oom-pah, totally goofy lyrics (in this case, there’s nothing wrong with goofy!)
7. 2:22 **continuation of previous track, but lyrics in Roma(?)
8. 4:16 **acoustic guitar intro, brass band with female vocals – really quite lovely.
9. 4:32. ***more gypsy brass, female vocals in Roma(?) Not English. Very cool sound. Gorgeous clarinet solo.
10. 5:05 ****syncopated gypsy groove, which stops for some impassioned male vocals, very eastern sounding – almost Indian. Goes all club and processed. Interesting stuff
11. 3:21 ***blatty club beat with gypsy brass, male and female vocals in Roma(?) Gorgeous female singing in second half.
12. 3:13 ***just horns for thirty seconds, then a sort of polka stomp with club electronics. Nice mashup.
13. 1:44 *solo gypsy accordion, quite accomplished.

Track Listing
1. Good Night Amanes   7. Sura Ke Mastura
2. Planet Paprika   8. Usti, Usti Baba
3. Wandering Stars   9. Eyes Of Mine
4. Bucovina Original   10. Binaz In Dub
5. Being Authentic   11. Beauties From Athina
6. Citizen Of Planet Paprika   12. Ex Oriente Lux
  13. Good Morning Amanes