Hello Tut Tut’s debut album, World Music Dance Band is a dynamic and frenzied journey shaped in the space of two years by a vast array of worldly cultures and most prominently captures the seven piece band’s Eastern European roots.
The album consists of 11 tracks, totalling 45 minutes of pure groove and body shaking rhythms that would be sure to get individuals of any age up on their feet. Listening to the album, tones of Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer, Latin and African are most noteable, creating an uplifting and refreshing sound in the regional music scene and certainly sound like nothing else trending around them.
The album opens with smooth, haunting sounds of the clarinet, leaving listeners on the edge as they shyly anticipate what’s about to enter their ears. The melody builds in the space of two minutes to a fast paced drum beat and all of a sudden the tune explodes into full fledged euphoric, musical madness… and it doesn’t seem to slow down much until the last beat of the last track, where the listener could be imagined falling suddenly into a great heap of joyful exhaustion.
This album packs a punch, immersing it’s listeners into a great fiesta of celebration and showcases an immense amount of talent and collaboration for the seven-piece and their seven plus guests whom provide sounds of various brass and percussion. This album is most definitely worth a listen and may even be the perfect substitute for your coffee to get the limbs moving in the morning.
Reviewed by Aine Keogh