“Gypsy” (Used 18 times)
freakfandango on 05/25/2016 at 10:40AM
On may 21th we went to London to play a show at Hootananny in Brixton. Here is a little video from the concert. As you can see, we really had a blast.
freakfandango on 11/24/2013 at 10:46AM
We are The Freak Fandango Orchestra and we came to save the world! Ok, so maybe we won't save the world, but we're about to make it a whole lot more interesting with a NEW ALBUM, filled with a lot of great songs that will brighten up your day. We'll go to the studio in january to record 9 songs for our album. Six brand new Freak Fandango songs, two awesome traditional pieces and one of our oldest songs which will be re-arranged. Also the booklet will have a lot of great artwork from different artists and we will design brand new T-Shirts.
To do all this we still need a bit of help from you. Visit our crowdfunding campaign, get cool rewards and join us to save the world!
We’re a band from Barcelona, Spain. Since 2007 we’ve been performing our energetic live shows, mixing east european folk music, polka, gypsy music from the Balkans and a big dose of punk-rock. We play a lot of shows around Barcelona but also at international venues, like at the New York Gypsy Festival in 2011 for example.
sardanpavlov on 10/31/2012 at 05:19PM
This week I reviewed Nouveaux Gymnastes, the debut collaboration from Polish composer Piotr Kurek, aka Pietnastka, and French drone musician Mika Perez, aka Sylvia Monnier. In the process of writing my review, I came across Kurek's earlier release, Dalia, released on the same enterprising Polish experimental label that handled the collaboration: Sangoplasmo Records. Since Dalia had sold out of its original cassette pressing, Kurek and Sangoplasmo both consented to having the album available here at the Free Music Archive. I called the thing "a sprawling and epic synthesis of experimental composition with the traditional melodies of eastern Europe", which - God willing - will read as an enthusiastic recommendation.
knottedthread on 05/24/2011 at 05:00PM
It was last summer when I discovered Big Blood hearlding from Maine. My friend Aaron aka Honeybear played them for me while we we're driving in a Winnebago from Portland, Oregon to Calgary, Alberta. Each day driving in a Winnebago from 1973 was pretty ridiculous. We were the slowest vehicle on the road, cars were constantly passing us and the summer sun was blazing down. With Aaron's dog Jasper in the back, crying and sleeping and us in the front with our tapes, C.D.'s, books, collage materials, empty & full cans of Pepsi, figurines from thrift stores on the dash we would slowly drive through central and eastern Washington on a straight away road with hills and fields for miles with Big Blood as the soundtrack.
From their handmade albums with original artwork, collage, screenprints and beautiful album inserts and then to their music which can lead any road trip on the right path. Big Blood was my soundtrack to last summer. The layers of sound, clapping, shaking voices, crishrounds as my friend Jeff calls them, ghost sounds. You feel like you are around a campfire of gypsies singing, dancing, contemplating, awaiting spirits, roasting food, enjoying life.
Listen to them when you want to escape in your mind to a place of heat, colour, comradery.
Listen when on a road trip in the desert.
Listen to them when you're having a bonfire with friends in your hometown with beers and fire roasted apples.
Listen to them in a summer rainstorm.
They are currently touring Europe. If you're out there you should really go check them out, I would love to one day see them perform. Check out their tour schedule here