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by Bruce Lindsay
Onwards To Mars! is the twentieth anniversary release from the big Balkan brass band that is Fanfare Ciocărlia. One of the finest live acts on Earth, the band's energy, musicality and sheer unfettered sense of fun readily translate to record, making this album one of the most uplifting and cheerful collections one could wish to hear. Fanfare Ciocărlia sets out its stall on the a cappella opening to Crayfish Hora"--funny, unpretentious, and immediately engaging, it draws the listener ...read more