Anticipated fifth full length from Beirut. Gallipoli is a return to form of sorts for Zach Condon. The inspiration for the album came when Condon sat down at his old Farfisa organ, the same one he wrote his first two albums on (2006's Gulag Orkester and 2007's The Flying Club Cup). This, in addition to the remote rural Italian setting of Puglia (where the album was eventually recorded with producer Gabe Wax of Soccer Mommy/Speedy Ortiz fame), created the "the right amount of isolated" for long and intense studio days to produced the album.
"Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut’s more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs." - 4AD
Limited indie exclusive edition turquoise colored vinyl pressing, complete with download card.
- indie exclusive turquoise colored vinyl pressing
- digital download included
- music label: 4AD 2019
reviewed by Bardo Thodol 05/2018