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Ruupert Dances in Fins

by The Toids

Balkan jazz mixed with indie songs and new music textures
Genre: World: Eastern European
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1. Chochek
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2. Fistfull of Kolo
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3. Ilahi
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4. Hora Dirty Hora Mare
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5. Kleftyiannis
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6. Ruupert Dances in Fins
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4:23 $0.99
7. Shopsko Graovsko
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8. Sleepless
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9. Outo Buto Soloh
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10. Rachenica for Kosovo
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11. Duraflame
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12. Diefastgreasyhousechovo
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13. Buchimish
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14. Whisper Hungarian in My Ear
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Album Notes
For the last 10 years The Toids (San Francisco) have been working on creating a blend of the folk musics of Eastern Europe while maintaining a sensibility with roots in new music, jazz, songwriting, and improvisation. The result is a rich tapestry of idioms that while at times seem familiar, the end result is both hardhitting and heart touching. Presenting new music with a finger on the pulse of traditional Balkan folk music, the Toids give a performance both rousing and introspective, danceable and serene. Featuring Ryan Francesconi, Dan Cantrell, Tobias Roberson and Lila Sklar, their 2006 release, "Unblocked Ears" is now available on Odd Shaped Case.


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Jane Sokolow

I love this music!
I heard the Toids play Gina Leishman's compositions at a performance of As You Like It at California Shakespeare. I loved it greatly, but didn't know whether I liked Gina or the Toids, so after finding that CD Baby had some of both, I went for broke and got one of each. Both are great, but very different. I especially love the Toids when they play around with timing and make those little wheezy noises.

Ari Frink

For All Ages
This album is so unique. Every time I listen to it I feel like I am transported to some Eastern European country. I bought it for my mom for Christmas after seeing them play with Joanna Newsom, and my whole family has really enjoyed it. I want more!


Loved it!
I love this CD. I especially like the song Whisper Hungarian In My Ear. I want more!

Roland Kreuscher

Fin-dancing to Balkan folk ??? Anyway, brilliant!
Almost 5 stars.
If all "blends and fakes" in this world were that skillful, solid in every aspect, intriguing, touching,superior-to-many-originals and, yes, entertaining as this "fake&blend" of musical influences from eastern europe and the black sea area, well then ...

The Toids present a very, very fine CD here. (Although I haven't got an idea about Ruupert and his fins.) If you like the samples get it - no weak moment in any of the takes. Perhaps their "Unblocked Ears" is even better.