Orkestra del Sol: Lung Capacity (4 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Orkestra del Sol: Lung Capacity

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


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.

The Cellar, Oxford

Fri 3 Nov

£8.80 / 01865 244761

Patterns, Brighton

Sat 4 Nov

£11.55 / 01273 894777

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