100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Tribecastan: 5-Star Cave

Tribecastan: 5-Star Cave (Evergreene Music, 4/27/10)

Tribescastan: “Back When Tito Had Two Legs”
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The brainchild of accomplished New York based musicians John Kruth and Jeff Greene, Tribecastan synthesizes urban folk sounds from all over the world into a playful, eclectic mix.  The duo travels across the musical landscape of the entire world with dizzying speed: one second you’re grooving to Turkish punk, then a banjo-led southern folk-funk jamboree, then an Afghan romp, and then a Caribbean jazz breakdown relocated to a Grecian island.

5-Star Cave succeeds by reinterpreting “world music” as “all the music in the world crammed into a Cuisinart and set to puree.”

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