XAXAXA: Siromašni I Bogati: CD

A little faster and more engaging that their debut, Tango Revolucioner, Siromašni I Bogati is a unique record that anybody who hears can’t help but inquire about. The vocals are completely sung in Macedonian and delivered in that yell-whisper style that warrants various mid ‘80s Dischord references. The music isn’t flashy or excessive, just song after song that kinda flow into one another, creating an overall mood. It’s dreary and solemn without being a bummer. It’s punchy and aggressive without putting its finger in your face. It’s a complicated record. I’ve listened to it almost everyday for weeks and it’s only getting better.

 –Daryl Gussin (Moonlee / Napravi Zaedno, napravizaedno.com)