Magnifico / Magnification
Album: Magnification   Collection:World
Artist:Magnifico   Added:Sep 2010
Label:Piranha Musik  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-09-26 Pull Date: 2010-11-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 28 Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 30, 2011: New World Disorder
4. Dec 04, 2010: New World Disorder
Hidee Hi Hidee Ho
2. Mar 25, 2011: New World Disorder
5. Nov 27, 2010: New World Disorder
3. Jan 01, 2011: New World Disorder
6. Nov 20, 2010: New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-09-23
Magnifico – Magnification
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/23/10
OK, pay attention! This is a long one…
Wacky Balkan Gypsy brass/spaghetti western/mariachi/lounge/disco/mambo/club/pop.
That’s enough to get you started, at least. From Slovenia, where they apparently are having FUN (“does anyone remember laughter?”) Crazy stuff.
No FCCs detected, at least in quasi-English. All great. I like 10 and 12 best, then 1, 3, 7, 11, 13, then everything else.
1. 3:20 ****big rock ‘n’ roll intro, high-speed gypsy mambo. Breathy male vocals in English – crazy mashup!
2. 4:40 ***low street sounds for a few seconds, then bouncy acoustic strumming, sneaky horns, then full-on mariachi trumpets, groovy wiggle, vocals in English. Deeply constipated guitar solo.
3. 3:50 ****hippy hoppy scratching intro, then downbeat groovy samba with a bit of whammy bar, fun vocals in English.
4. 3:47 ***wild gypsy horns and high speed folk pop, vocals in Slovenian. Very bouncy.
5. 3:28 **uptempo, I’m not sure what you’d call this – mostly percussive elements and slinky/sleazy/obsessive vocals in English.
6. 4:23 ***uptempo but rather restrained groove, vocals in Slovenian. Bit of Highlife feel, bit of twangy guitar… Fades out a minute before end, bit of loungey singing with very slight bit of pedal steel, laughter.
7. 3:17 ****record scratchy noise, bit of talk, then uptempo oompah, goofy counting song in Italian. Crazy combination of sounds.
8. 3:11 ***sleazy gigolo song in English, but with the coolest syncopation… (remake of a song already on his other album – twice…)
9. 3:33 ***electronic tape squoobles, then downtempo slinky clubby something with inspired gypsy horns, vocals in English. Fraught. With what, I don’t know.
10. 3:23 *****rather beautiful, soulful gypsy lament (or something – lyrics in Slovenian, so it could be anything…) Big spaghetti western moments. Brilliant.
11. 4:17 ****downbeat squonky reggae with spaghetti western guitar, silly love duet in English, electronic squoots. Absurdly fun. Bits of cowboy gypsy dub.
12. 2:56 *****uptemp Rawhide-esque romp. NUTS. Oh god! If you want your music serious, please avoid this! Ha ha!
13. 3:30 ****gypsy/spaghetti/mariachi cover of “House of the Rising Sun” with a switch to a lament about Yugoslavia. Gnarly! (also on his previous record we have.)
14. 2:59 ***pure country twangy hoke, pidgin English. Also a remake of a song on his previous record, COMPLETELY switched up musically.
15. 3:13 ***slinky sleazy pedal steel lounge, vocals in Slovenian. A bit Santo and Johnny, maybe? Or is it Bent Fabric?

Track Listing
1. Zum Zum   8. Giv Mi Mani 2
2. Ithink   9. Did You (Did U)
3. Bosangero Nero   10. Ljuba
4. Ubicu Te   11. Amore
5. Emily   12. Hidee Hi Hidee Ho
6. Pismu Kumu (Rambo Rambo)   13. The Land Of Champions
7. Avanti Popolo   14. Hir Ai Kam, Hir Ai Go
  15. Modern