album review: beirut
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2009

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For a fellow who's barely aged 23 years, Zach Condon's fallen to the bottom of a pigeonhole an astonishing number of times - with good reason. The Beirut mastermind's impressive recording career has spawned, thus far, two critically heralded albums (Gulag Orkestar and The Flying Club Cup) and two tiding EPs (Lon Gisland and Elephant Gun EP); all teeming with an indie-tinged variety of old world extravagance and well-learned European fare. He's done well, this Condon, and his desire to keep doing well may just produce a lifetime of memorable music if he keeps it up. Still, four years of similar global ramblings must dare a fellow to dream, which no doubt explains Condon's most recent release. Packaged together as a two CD set, the March of the Zapotec and Holland EPs effectively aim to usher Condon's legacy in the making in to two very new directions. ..Keep Reading.. - David Pitz

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