Beirut – Gallipoli (2019) [FLAC 24bit, 44,1 kHz]

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Artist: Beirut
Album: Gallipoli
Genre: Alternative
Release Date: 2019
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 44:36
Total Tracks: 12
Total Size: 510 MB


1-01. Beirut – When I Die (03:16)
1-02. Beirut – Gallipoli (04:06)
1-03. Beirut – Varieties of Exile (05:27)
1-04. Beirut – On Mainau Island (02:13)
1-05. Beirut – I Giardini (03:43)
1-06. Beirut – Gauze für Zah (06:04)
1-07. Beirut – Corfu (02:35)
1-08. Beirut – Landslide (03:30)
1-09. Beirut – Family Curse (03:23)
1-10. Beirut – Light in the Atoll (03:59)
1-11. Beirut – We Never Lived Here (04:12)
1-12. Beirut – Fin (02:03)


Gallipoli, Beirut’s fifth album, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write his first two albums, Gulag Orkestar (2006) and The Flying Club Cup (2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm factored in, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker / Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album.

With the remote rural setting “the right amount of isolated”, an intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings, Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut’s more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.Zach Condon quickly realized that he wasn’t always going to be able to wander through the subway carriages with his brass band. That even his hardcore fans would eventually grow tired of him and stop handing him their spare change… On his 2015 album No No No, the brain behind Beirut beautifully transformed his experience in the Balkan folk/Mexican scene into brilliant high-flying pop tracks. He sculpted a more artisanal sound and renewed himself while keeping the dreamy, magical singularity of his universe that’s dominated by brass and percussion.

Condon is a true citizen of the world: he was born in Albuquerque, lives in Berlin and writes in New York as well as in Puglia, Italy. It is there that one finds Gallipoli, a coastal city that lends its name to this fifth album. Condon has a voice that’s characterised by a wistful lyricism, giving his songs an undeniably melancholic feel. Sat behind his Farfisa organ or his Korg synthesizer, and surrounded by Nick Petree on drums, Paul Collins on bass, Ben Lanz on trombone and Kyle Resnick on trumpet, Condon builds his songs like Russian dolls. There’s a playful side which is largely amplified by the Farfisa. And through his world music and lo-fi melodies, Gallipoli covers the entire range of everything that Beirut has generated in just over ten years. – Marc Zisman

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