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A Hawk And A Hacksaw And The Hun Hangár Ensemble - A Hawk And A Hacksaw And The Hun Hangár Ensemble EP

  by Sarah Maybank

published: 6 / 6 / 2007

A Hawk And A Hacksaw And The Hun Hangár Ensemble - A Hawk And A Hacksaw And The Hun Hangár Ensemble EP
Label: Leaf Label
Format: CD


Emotional intense and forceful new EP from the Eastern European folk-influenced A Hawk and a Hacksaw which they have recorded with Hungarian folk legends, the Hun Hangar Ensemble

There’s probably some po-faced right-on type out there getting themselves into a major Balkans conflict about a Hawk and a Hacksaw. Well-meaning westerners appropriating a currently-hot blood and tear-soaked genre? Isn’t it just a replay of Elvis hitching himself to the blues and Eminem getting rich on hip hop? Someone tell them to calm down. A Hawk and a Hacksaw imbue their melting pot of central European and near Eastern folk with the reverence of a Papal inauguration and enough emotional intensity to power a NASA rocket launch. And with this eight-track mini album they come with the seal of approval of The Hun Hangar Ensemble, a god-like cabal of Hungarian folk legends. Think that means they pass the test, then. Like a Muller Fruit Corner (Yogurt! And separate fruit!) this offers twice the benefits of its competitors. The slower tracks virtually bleed melancholy, and the breathless pace of the speedier stuff will get you dancing with the un-selfconscious abandon you normally reserve for wedding discos when the DJ cranks up Girls Aloud (‘No Good Advice? To hell with cool, I’m on that dancefloor now’). There’s a message on a Hawk and a Hacksaw’s MySpace page saying something like "your music makes me want to dance and feel beautiful and free." Hope you’ve got big palms, a Hawk and a Hacksaw, because you’ll be getting plenty more devotees of that type feeding out of them.

Track Listing:-
1 Kiraly Siratás
2 Zozobra
3 Serbian Cǒcek
4 Romanian Hora And Bulgar
5 Ihabibi
6 Vajdaszentivány
7 Oriental Hora
8 Dudanotak

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