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    Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

    2009 | Pompeii Records 

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      $14.99

      MARCH OF THE ZAPOTEC (DIG)

      02/17/2009

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    March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland Track Listing

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  • Artist
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  • Banda Jimenez
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  • 3
  • My Wife
  • Beirut
  • 2:10
  • Sound Clip for My Wife from March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

  • 4
  • The Akara
  • Beirut
  • 3:53
  • Sound Clip for The Akara from March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

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  • Banda Jimenez
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  • 6
  • The Shrew
  • Beirut
  • 3:43
  • Sound Clip for The Shrew from March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

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  • Banda Jimenez
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  • 9 (2)
  • Venice
  • Realpeople
  • 4:01
  • Sound Clip for Venice from March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

  • 11 (2)
  • No Dice
  • Realpeople
  • 5:24
  • Sound Clip for No Dice from March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

  • March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland Notes

    Some early discussions by Zach Condon about recording material for a film being shot in Mexico morphed into a new idea: What about finding a local band in a small city in Mexico, hiring them to play some new material, and recording the result?

    It was a sincere challenge every step of the way. Condon had to find the band, which he did through a bandmate's mother who has connections in Oaxaca. To communicate with the performers, he hired a translator, who had to be able to speak English, Spanish, as well as Zapotec, the band members' native language. The ensuing weeks of recording, rewriting, and relating with the nineteen members of The Jimenez Band are documented in a series of short films (to be released online as the release date for March of the Zapotec draws near).

    All well and good, but the six songs found on March of the Zapotec are only a part of what this release has become. Before recording as Beirut, Condon went by Realpeople for his bedroom recordings, and he has revived the name for the second half in this collection, Holland. As opposed to March of the Zapotec, Holland collects a series of songs conceived and completed at home.

    Together, this album-length double release represents the totality of Condon's work over the past year. March of the Zapotec is further testament toward the inventiveness and intimacy he creates as Beirut, a band which started as one person sounding like twelve, and has developed into a particular style and sound. No matter what inspirations jumpstart any one particular song, underlying it all is the realization that Condon is a singular artist creating an original sound. What may appear at first to be two disparate paths are in reality joined by Condon's ability to craft simple melodies that sound both unique and unforgettable.

    Credits of March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland

    • Kelly Pratt
    • Clarinet, Arranger, Trombone, Trumpet, Euphonium, Vocals (Background), French Horn
    • Zach Condon
    • Percussion, Composer, Trumpet, Arranger, Euphonium, Ukulele, Writer, Engineer, Vocals, French Horn


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