BEIRUT – ” Gallipoli “

Posted: March 15, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Beirut release their fifth studio LP Gallipoli via 4AD Records. The 12-track album, Gallipoli, started life in the winter of 2016, with Zach Condon returning to his old Farfisa organ, the same one used to write the first two Beirut albums (2006’s Gulag Orkestar and the following year’s The Flying Club Cup), which he inherited from a traveling circus when he was a teenager.  Following recording stints in New York and Berlin (where he now calls home), Condon settled in Sudestudio, a studio complex deep in rural Puglia, southern Italy.  It was here that he rediscovered the old joys of music as a visceral experience which became the founding principle for Gallipoli.

The band performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on 7th February and CBS Saturday Morning on 9th February.

“Triumphant and understated.” – NPR Music
Gallipoli is the sound of one of our most talented musicians rediscovering his love for what he was born to do.” – The Line Of Best Fit (9/10)
“His best album in years, arguably his best yet… sumptuously romantic, restlessly inventive, emotionally generous and stylistically bold.” – Uncut (8/10) 
“Impressive.” – Q ****
“Swooningly gorgeous and rich.” – Under The Radar (8/10)
“Exquisit world music experiment” – Popmatters
“A hug of a record.” – Record Collector ****
“Creates nostalgia for something lost…  bound to no time or place.” – Cool Hunting

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