Orkestra del Sol: Lung Capacity (4 stars)

More globe-trotting party tunes from the many-limbed Edinburgh group


This article is from 2011.

Orkestra del Sol: Lung Capacity


Gyspified, klezmeric, samba-soaked party tunes: anyone who’s heard the Orkestra’s previous two albums will be well prepared for what’s in store on this third instalment. As ever, the band’s infectious live energy is 90% present here – there’s only so much you can do outwith the sweaty confines of a Balkanarama club night. It’s the lack of deviation from form rather than lack of effort that brings the album one star short of perfection, but with tunes this riotously enjoyable, it’s hardly worth quibbling over.

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Orkestra del Sol

Energetic world music from all corners, incorporating samba, gypsy polka, carnival anthems, Slavic waltzes and calypso.

Saint Luke's, Glasgow

Thu 15 Jun

£10 in advance; £12 on door

With Youth Street Band.

Launching new album Gross National Happiness.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jun

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Launching new album Gross National Happiness.

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