Friday, January 23, 2009

How is Beirut so good?

It should come as no surprise to any reader of this that I and my fellow fork/knifers are huge fans of Beirut. I am particularly a fan of their first album, Gulag Orkestar, which really offers the listener a wide array of sounds and displays breathtaking musical proficiency. My second favorite track off the album is a short but beautiful song called "Scenic World." (Number one is obviously "Postcards from Italy") I was, therefore, blown away by this live version of "Scenic World" that I found a little while ago. They convert all the electronic parts from the original to violin, and I have to say that it works magnificently. I therefore have posted the video from this beautiful performance for all to see and enjoy.


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