Surf the river Lee - Txütxükan (2013)

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Surf The River Lee, Txütxükan (2013)
Balkan World Fusion

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.

After two years touring with a van in France, Germany and Ireland ; nine months playing, recording and living in a house with a home studio in county Cork; and 2 years of refining the mix and postproduction, the musicians of French band Txütxükan finally present their new album ‘Surf the river Lee’, a 10 track album with only original music !

This second album represents the diverse cultural and musical backgrounds of all its musicians. Starting out from the upbeat energy of Balkan rythms, the music explores musical interconnections, enjoying the creativity and beauty of music from different parts of the world. You will hear them travel; listening to languorous swing, upbeat surf, going to the East through the Balkans as far as Indonesia, and even lose themselves in electric roads (Rock, funk ..).


Line up:
Dylan GULLY (Clarinet, Kaval [Bulgarian flute], Recorder, Saxophon, Vocals)
Bruno HOLLEMAERT (Accordion, Banjo, Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals)
Eric BELOT (Basse, Double Bass, Vocals)
Joachim MOUFLIN (Bouzouki, Drum kit, Percussions, Vocals)
Joseph DETAILLEUR (Accordion, Vocals)
Guest: Stella RODRIGUES (Gamelan)





Reviews:
"In a vivid, uplifting way they mix folk sounds with upbeat percussion and electric bass. A fine hour of brass-rock, Played with enthusiasm and craftsmanship, in the vein of other top bands in this genre."
Eelco Schilder - Folk World

“Un groupe d'excellents musiciens, un répertoire entièrement original (compositions du groupe), une bonne unité musicale tout au long de l'album.”
Jean Luc Matte - Info Mumuses

“It’s infectious and breaks more than a few boundaries. From the turmoil of ‘La Bataille’ and the loose energy of ‘Surf’ through the rush of ‘Moustach’ Groove’ to the maelstrom of ‘711’ and the lazy then rabid intoxication of ‘El Din’, this is music to shift your foundations.”
Dave Holland - Folk Words

“A result that is edgy, dance-laden, and always moving. There is a bit of jazz, classical, and avant-garde influences, but nothing is too overt. The sauntering melodies, uppity percussion, and catchy rhythms are breezy, addictive, and richly-textured. Discover Txutxukan today!”
Mathew Forss - Inside World Music