Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Babylon Circus

Babylon Circus is a French ska-punk/alternative rock band that has been incorporating a wide variety of influences. The exuberant, horn-driven outfit has favored a bilingual approach; lead singer David Baruchel sings in both French and English--and many of their songs have tackled political and social topics (for example, the Iraq War--which they strongly oppose-- became a major subject for Babylon Circus in 2003). Formed by Baruchel in Lyon, France in 1995, Babylon Circus started out as more of a straight-ahead ska band. But they ended up becoming a lot more experimental and eclectic, drawing on everything from reggae (which came out of ska) to British punk to jazz (especially guitarist Django Reinhardt's Parisian gypsy swing of the 1930s and 1940s) and cabaret. Babylon Circus is an appropriate name for the band because some of their material has, in fact, been influenced by circus music--and their other influences range from French chanson (as in Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel) to African pop to East European folk (mainly gypsy music from the Baltic region). The list of artists who have influenced Babylon Circus either directly or indirectly is a long one, ranging from classic Jamaican ska and reggae stars like the Skatalites, Toots & the Maytals and Bob Marley & the Wailers to British punk pioneers the Clash to the French world beat band Lo'Jo. Some of their work has hinted at early Tom Waits, and British ska revival bands of the 1970s and 1980s such as Madness and the Specials have also affected their far-reaching work.
Babylon Circus @ Discogs.com
Au Marché des Illusions

  1. Intro

  2. Shout It

  3. Au Marché des Illusions

  4. Casse la Fatigue

  5. Paul

  6. Lorenzo

  7. Yakaf Okon

  8. Pauvre Fou

  9. Le Passé dans l' rétro

  10. A L' Humaur de Méche

  11. Don Quichote is not dead

  12. Lundi 6h

  13. Il pleut des Bombes

  14. Cheer Up

Quality: 128kbps

Size: 57MB

Download: http://rapidshare.com/files/190132428/BC-AMdI.zip

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Dances of Resistance

  1. Contra La Guerra- Greva General!

  2. Dances Of Resistance

  3. No Competition

  4. Circus

  5. De La Musique Et Du Bruit

  6. Mr Clown

  7. J' aurais Bien Voulu

  8. Interlude Barbare

  9. Musical Terrorism Act

  10. Warlord

  11. Parade Acoustique

  12. Sailor's Wife

  13. Caravane

  14. Lost In The Jungle

  15. L'huile Sur Le Feu

  16. Petite Caravane Barbare

  17. My Friend

Quality: 192kbps

Size: 76MB

Download: http://rapidshare.com/files/190138348/BC-DoR.zip

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