Vasko Dukovski, Krume Stefanovski & Jordan Kostov | Amniotic Fluid / Plodova Voda: Svirci Iz Kavdarci (Live)

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
David Krakauer Ivo Papazov John Zorn

More Artists From
United States - New York

Other Genres You Will Love
World: Balkan Jazz: Crossover Jazz Moods: Type: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Amniotic Fluid / Plodova Voda: Svirci Iz Kavdarci (Live)

by Vasko Dukovski, Krume Stefanovski & Jordan Kostov

Genre: World: Balkan
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
share
time
download
1. Cabaret Bombay (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
4:06 album only
2. Svirci Iz Kavadarci (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
2:39 album only
3. China Express / Around the World (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
5:46 album only
4. Veseliot Oktopod (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
4:41 album only
5. Muv Let / Melburnshka Tresenica (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
4:36 album only
6. Flying Bulgar / Leteckiot Bugarin (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
3:12 album only
7. Sloga Sarajevo (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
4:23 album only
8. Be Careful Children (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
1:53 album only
9. Chorbarium (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
6:03 album only
10. Vatashkata (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
6:30 album only
11. Bace Don't Kraj (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
5:23 album only
12. Salsa's Journey (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
5:54 album only
13. Sta-Me-Na (Live) Vasko Dukovski, Jordan Kostov & Krume Stefanovski
Share this song!
X
3:34 album only
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Magical Eastern European Sounds from Vasko Dukovski’s Amniotic Fluid
by delarue

Vasko Dukovski is one of the world’s most highly sought-after clarinetists. He usually plays concert halls with orchestras and chamber ensembles. But the Macedonian-born reedman also has a passion for music from his native land, as well as Balkan and gypsy tunes. Earlier this year, he put out a deviously entertaining collection of droll folk-flavored themes under the name Amniotic Fluid, with eclectic percussionist Krume Stefanovski and powerhouse accordionist Jordan Kostov. It’s a pretty radical change from the classical and indie classical sounds that Dukovski is usually associated with, less of a display of sensational chops than imagination and wit.

The songs are a mix of moody vamps and less serious ones: the titles, like Sta-Me-Na and China Express Around the World, pretty much give them away. On the lighter side, there’s the carefree groove Svirci Iz Kavadarci (The Bulgarian in Honolulu), a sarcastic Jimmy Buffett lost-in-the-Balkans tune. There’s Salsa’s Journey, which takes a sassy ready-get-set-go riff and develops it into a psychedelic thicket of multitracked clarinet and accordion, capped off with a long, brightly sailing Dukovski solo. And Bace Don’t Kraj is no relation to the Cure: it’s a live trip-hop theme that builds to an allusive noir jazz atmosphere, Kostov blazing through a rapidfire staccato solo over an endless series of tricky rhythmic changes.

The cinematic Cabaret Bombay begins with foghorn clarinet and then morphs from a march into jazzy trip-hop, while Chobarium is more ambient and suspenseful. Vatashkata interchanges brooding gypsy-flavored interludes with a long, lively Macedonian dance. Slinky as it is, Sloga Sarajevo (Peace Sarajevo) has an inescapably apprehensive undercurrent. Muv Let- Melburnshka Tresenica mingles a series of rapidfire clusters with nimble, echoey vibraphone, while the trio turn the traditional Flying Bulgar into a jaunty tango.

But maybe in keeping with the intensity that defines Dukovski’s work, the two best songs on the album are its darkest. Veseliot Oktopod (Cheerful Octopus) starts out with a series of tongue-in-cheek, cartoonish motifs and then turns surprisingly plaintive: clearly, this octopus has issues. And the absolutely creepy, phantasmagorical carnival theme Be Careful Children packs more menace in its barely two minutes than most horror-movie soundtracks. All this goes to show what kind of magic can happen when you put three of the most original players in Eastern European music together and see what they come up with from basically just messing around.

http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/amniotic/


Reviews


to write a review