Music

Album Cover
Balkan Jig
Txütxükan
WBM21084
Released: 01/09/08
Label: Wild Boar Music
Track Listing
1 Djoudjou
2 Riff
3 23
4 Kaval
5 Septic Swing
6 Mets de l'air
7 Humpty Dumpty
8 Eiro horo
9 Dinarezade
10 Sinaï
11 Tangours

Liner Notes

Txütxükan has soaked up various music to compose its own diverse fusion of high-octane, up beat, and at times melancholic, music inspired mainly by Gypsy and Balkan cultures, while also permeated by various other influences ranging from folk to jazz.

Line up
Bruno Hollemaert: Accordion, guitar, vocals
Dylan Gully: Clarinet, Sax, kaval, recorder, vocals
Joakim Mouflin: Bouzouki, Percussions, vocals
Joseph Detailleur: Guitar, vocals

 

Reviews

“The self-titled release is an excellent cross-section of musical creativity culturally steeped and brewed in the folk and gypsy traditions of Europe. [...] If you are looking for a fusion-based Balkan/Gypsy group, then look no further. The boys of Txutxukan are here to stay! ”
Matthew Forss - Inside World Music

The music has a fresh kind of pureness and is without any false pretentions. A pleasure to listen to, with moments of virtuoso play, but mainly honest acoustic music.”
Eelco Schilder - Folk World

“Un cocktail sonore (d)'étonnant. Les arrangements novateurs et inédits à travers le mariage époustouflant entre les musiques des Balkans et d'Irlande, font de cet album un véritable coup de coeur musical. Une révélation-découverte inédite et surprenante.”
L'Autre Distribution

“Les quatre membres de Txutxukan sont des globe trotter aguerris [...] Adeptes de la musique gypsy, des Balkans et du monde entier, ils ont aiguisé leur cocktail sonore sur les routes et débarquent pour vous faire découvrir sur scène leur tout premier album "Balkan Jig"!”
Delapouite - Le Boost

 

 

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