Boomkat Product Review:
Some wacky multi-instrumentalism here from Le Garaszi Philamthropi(e) Orkestra, a band who at long last give the kazou it's rightful role at the very epicentre of ensemble composition. Well, like it or not, there's a real comb 'n' paper feel to some of these pieces, making wildly inventive use of some of the more trivial, even maligned instruments in circulation. If the likes of A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Beirut or even the Krakow Klezmer Band have previously got you all excited, you'll find something to love in the excitable interdisciplinary madness of this lot. From the haunted merry-go-round Eastern European folk-isms of 'Alone In Tokyo' to the expertly performed glockenspiel and acoustic guitar rolls of 'Du Rififi Chez Les Philanthropes' there's a real sense of fun and creative resourcefulness on display here. Heck, if you've been pining for a follow-up to Yann Tiersen's Amelie score you could do a lot worse than the delightful 'La Solitude Des Grands Seducteurs', while taking an entirely different slant, 'Non' is like Tom Waits tackling a heavy metal song in an Emir Kusturica film. Very good indeed.
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