New single from the upcoming album Kabatronics Vol II
Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal Underground aka The Kabatronics https://www.facebook.com/Th...
First album was considered at Grammys, and won Independent Music Awards
fROOTS (UK) ***** - "Yes i knew it was going to be good, but perhaps not this good. Kabatronics is a proper album like wot they used to make: diverse, consistent, well produced and with a whole that’s greater than its many impressive parts."
ALIAS (IT) ***** - "Unique! If you miss this record, too bad for you. Here we are in the presence of two giants of no borders music with no ideological barriers, least of all when it comes to play. The marvel at what comes from Albania “committing a sin” with reggae, transgressing at the sound of a sitar, weaving electronics with brass and losing itself in voices coming from very far away in time and space."
MONDOMIX (FR) ***** + MENTION “Mondomix M’aime" - "Un travail en profondeur qui évite les effets tape-à-l’oeil et soigne une approche musicale dans le respect des traditions approchées. Inspiré et heureux."
IL MANIFESTO (IT) *****- "A stellar album! 14 resounding tracks! A star that truly shines and glare of its own! To hear, endless times. Especially if with each listen, that star shines more and more."
THE TIMES (UK) **** - “A symbol of cultural fusion in 2013 who would fit the bill!
THE GUARDIAN (UK) **** - “An experiment that actually works. The result is a highly entertaining clash of Albanian brass and beats, with unexpected echoes of India or the Caribbean added in. Epic laments that would make great film music.”
SONGLINES (UK) - Fanfara Tirana could stun a badger at 50 paces. Otherworldly sound of pealing clarinets over flugelhorn, saxes and trumpets, and the strangeness of their rough, gruff harmony vocals. Kabatronics is a winner
R2 - ROCK’N REEL (UK) **** - “The result is a musical hybrid that’s true to its origins but which is considerably more than the sum of ils parts. This is an album that constantly surprises.”
WDR RADIO (DE) *SUPERTUNES SELECTION - “Here is a record that takes the Balkans out the overdrive, it returns from the fast lane to the right lane. Very succesful project. Instrumental tracks like “Flowers Lament” bring to new, extraordinary situations.”
JAZZTHING (DE) *FOCUS SELECTION -" This Albanian-British summit actually pours new wine again in the old bottles of Balkan hype."
MELODI E UND RYTHMUS MAGAZINE (DE) ***** - “All the effort was worth it. Successful experiment. A milestone of Global Dance. Balkan soul and big beats."
STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG (DE) - Phenomenal concert featuring the London based ethno-electronics of Transglobal Underground with the brass of Fanfara Tirana in a finely textured sound inferno.
RHEIN-ZEITUNG (DE) - Astonishing appearance of Fanfara Tirana and Transglobal Underground A concert by transnational riff monsters. The seething mixture of loops, samples, drums and brass left the listeners (and dancers) both fascinated and delighted. The septet, with Niko the “voice of the past”, adding traditional Albanian vocal artistry additional played with incredible momentum and finesse. Rhythmically diverse, with interesting lyrics presented in the style of a Toasting Linton Kwesi Johnson, Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal Underground burned like a borderless World Music fireworks display.
LE JOURNAL DE MON TREAL (CA) - “As some wizards, shamans and other “Temporal”, they invoke the sun and good weather through music.”
REFLEX (CZ) - “Lots of attempts at merging world music with electronics do not work, this one did, and perfectly. Tremendously amusing, simply as TGU. And yes, Fanfara Tirana could raise the dead.”
OUTSIDERS (IT) **** - “Kabatronics, is just that, a centrifuge of sounds that is going to rewrite the 2013 chapter of “world music”. Now we can say: finally something new"
EASY VOYAGE (DE) *****ALBUM OF THE WEEK - “An exceptionally well-done fusion. Highly creative collaboration and worldmusic of “EXTRAKLASSE”.!”
LES INROCKUPTIBLE (FR) ****- “Mais quand les promis ont belle gueule, le mariage est heureux.”
EASY VOYAGE (FR) ***** - RECOMMENDED ALBUM of the week - “Kabatronics, cocktail Albano-Britanique détonant! A écouter par tous les temps, en toutes saisons et en toutes circonstances!”
B!RITMOS MAGAZINE (ES) ***** ALBUM OF THE MONTH - “Something new and different! Splendid! Tremendous! Beautiful! Musical communion between the
two bands is total!”
WNYC RADIO (USA) - "Fabulous record!"
NA MAGAZINE (SE) **** - “The variety is huge”
SOLAR JAZZ MAGAZINE (CO) - “ A unique magic and mysticism.”
RADIO GROOVALISACION (BE) *ALBUM OF THE WEEK - “Superbe collaboration!”
ROLLING STONE **** - “A magic carpet ride between London and Tirana.”
VARMLANDS FOLKBLAD (SE) **** - “British world fusion group Transglobal Underground meets Albanian brass band Fanfara Tirana in a violent encounter.”
FOLKER MAGAZINE (DE) - “ What is offered is playing on an extremely high level.”