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‘Speak With Ghosts’ by Anakronic Electro Orkestra (now out on CD)

15th Apr 11 (Fri) Leave a comment

One of the late releases digitally in 2010… the fantastic Anakronic Electro Orkestra now has their full-length Speak With Ghosts out on CD.  It comes with three extra connecting snippets (“ghosts”) and is going to make it on my Best of CDs in 2011.  Sure, it made it on the list in 2010, but it’s sooooo good, I’ll break / make my own rules. :)

Do you like jazzy rock-fusion klezmer (great for fans of Beats Antique & Balkan Beat Box)?  Of course, you do! Find out more about Anakronic Electro Orkestra with the links below…

Read what I wrote last December below… or just take my word for it, and buy this albumYou won’t regret it!  Per the band, it’s also destined for a vinyl release later in 2011.

Speak With Ghosts by Anakronic Electro Orkestra One of my favorite EPs of 2009 was Anakronic Electro Orkestra’s The Yiddish Part.  My only complaint with the EP?  It was too short.  Well, in mid-November 2010, unbeknown to me at the time, they came out with their debut full-length Speak With Ghosts.  It’s digital only at this stage, with Amazon’s mp3 Download department being the best choice (which I found out after I bought it on iTunes).  Anyway, well worth the coin spent! AEO hail from Toul … Read More

~Dan – np: Anakronic Electro OrkestraSpeak With Ghosts

‘Speak With Ghosts’ by Anakronic Electro Orkestra

27th Dec 10 (Mon) 3 comments

One of my favorite EPs of 2009 was Anakronic Electro Orkestra‘s The Yiddish Part.  My only complaint with the EP?  It was too short.  Well, in mid-November 2010, unbeknown to me at the time, they came out with their debut full-length Speak With Ghosts.  It’s digital only at this stage, with Amazon’s mp3 Download department being the best choice (which I found out after I bought it on iTunes).  Anyway, well worth the coin spent!

AEO hail from Toulouse, France, and crank out a mighty fine mixture of drum & bass mixed with Eastern European-fused klezmer.  Their new album is a 40+ minute shuffle through a modern klezmer forest – including one song featuring David Krakaeur (another favorite musician of mine).  I think AEO is also great for fans of Beats Antique and Balkan Beat Box.

I just downloaded Speak With Ghosts, and it’s definitely vying for a favorite in 2010.  See, this is why it’s so hard to put these lists out.  December 26th, and I have a new one pop on to the list. :)

For more info… http://www.anakronic.com/

~Dan – np: Anakronic Electro OrkestraSpeak With Ghosts

Anakronic Electro Orkestra

21st Sep 08 (Sun) 6 comments

OK, I love Jewish music. I didn’t know I loved it until early 2006, when I got into John Zorn’s Masada, a great mixture of composed, yet improvisationally free jazz, grounded in Jewish melodies.


(Dave Douglas & John Zorn of Masada, photo courtesy of volume12)

Masada led to discovering many more great Jewish, Klezmer, and Slavic/Balkan music artists on John Zorn’s Tzadik label (and other labels):
……Electric Masada / Masada String Trio / Bar Kokhba Sextet (splinter bands from the Masada Book), Steven Bernstein (of Sex Mob), Jon Madof’s Rashanim & CircuitBreaker, Bester Quartet (formerly the Cracow Klezmer Band), Daniel Zamir & Satlah, David Buchbinder’s Jewban (or Cubish) cultural mash-up Odessa/Havana (and the similar mashups from Irving Fields and Roberto Rodriguez), David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness, Jamie Saft, So Called, Balkan Beat Box, Slavic Soul Party!, Davka, Eyol Moaz, Jennifer Charles & Oren Bloedow’s La Mar Enfortuna (both from Elysian Fields), Koby Israelite, Marc Ribot’s Jewish music, Paul Brody’s Sadawi, Talat, Yoshie Fruchter, Z’ev, Zakarya, Klez-Factor, the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet, the Lithuanian Empire, the Alexandria Kleztet, Alex Kontorovich, et cetera…

Anyway, after I got into more John Zorn, I also got into more jazz and more Jewish music.  There are many cross-overs between the two worlds (jazz and klezmer).  Around that time, I was also getting into podcasts… and the only podcast that focused on klezmer music (that wasn’t always heavy on the vocals) was/is Keith Wolzinger’s Klezmer Podcast.

Recently, Klezmer Podcast #38 (from 9/3/08) focused on French record label, Jumu Music… and then had some clips from the Anakronic Electro Orkestra.

Wow… Anakronic Electro Orkestra is really fresh Jewish music, with a fun rock-meets-klezmer feel – – complete with accordion & clarinet.  They don’t have an album out yet, but they’re hoping to have an EP out later in 2008 and a full-length in 2009.  Check out some of their music on the MySpaces (Why Is It Funny” is my favorite):

~Dan – np: George CarlinIt’s Bad For Ya

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