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Flying Club Cup [Vinyl]
Vinyl | LP (12" album, 33 rpm)
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US LP pressing. Six months of recording has led to the Flying Club Cup, an homage to Frances culture, fashion, history, and music. Two years ago, Zach Condon immersed himself in Balkan folk, absorbed sounds, scales, styles, and the sonic joys of a skeletally structured, cacophonic ensemble-and moved west, soaking up the likes of François Hardy, Charles Aznavour, and, most notably, Jacques Brel (a huge influence on both Scott Walker and Mark E. Smith), Condon has been articulating his conversational French. Most of the album was created at a nondescript Albuquerque office space, a.k.a. a Hawk and a Hacksaws practice room; Heather Trost plays violin and viola on three songs. Engineering and production assistance came from Griffin Rodriguez (A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Man Man) while additional recording was done with Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) at the Masonic church studio owned by the Arcade Fire. Within the spectacle and intimacy of the Flying Club Cup, you can hear a love letter to the joie de vivre that defines our existence. Listen closer, and you also hear the emergence of a singular musical talent-Mr. Zachary F. Condon, at present living in Paris-unbounded by cultural borders and by where his heart.
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I do want to say that when I first heard Beirut it really took me awhile to get into Zach Condon's vibratic singing style. If you don't like it--honestly I'm not surprised. Try listening to it as another instrument in the band and don't focus on it too closely, and give his voice a chance to grow on you--you wont regret it. If you really can't stand the style, well as my mother says "there's no accounting for taste."
The whole album is a kind of ear caress, which explores simple harmony and delicate lyrics with beautiful strings and brass arrangements making an old new sound. I call it an old new sound, because The Flying Club Cup sounds at the same time those old tunes our grandparents used to hear in a square or ballroom, but also sounds new as the strong vocals of Condon sets an alternative to the current mainstream music. With Beirut, we can say that melody is back to music, and is back to stay.
The album gathers influence from East European, French, Gipsy and Mexican songs, making an unique combination inspiring the listener to hear from beginning to end. Of course there are top songs, that may become one's favorite, but listening with attention, there is no bad songs at all.
People who likes Folk Music, Alternative Pop & Rock, or even Tradtional Music, should hear this album with attention and care, and I'm sure they will enjoy!