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The Imam Baildi Cookbook

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:32 pm
by kk
this was already mentioned by Ian A in another thread but given the interest that their first album generated here it may deserve a thread of its own? i think they overdid the hip hop on the new album (paradoxically, this attempt to be even more modern actually makes it sound a bit dated, as I kept thinking of all those Rebirth Of Cool Cds) but apart from that it's still a very enjoyable and mix which i am sure i will play a lot once it gets a bit warmer....

http://www.myspace.com/imambaildi

Does anyone have experience with this CD shop?

http://www.musical.gr/cddetails.php?gui ... e=071842-2

The Imam Baildi Cookbook

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:22 pm
by Philellinas
I refer the honourable member to my previous answer...I don't "get"" Imam Baildi and I never understood why or how Charlie chanced upon them when his incursions into Greek music were comparatively rare. I still like the vegetarian, Levantine dish, however.
I look up http://www.musical.gr all the time for information on new releases but I have never bought anything from them. The "English" version of the site is just (mis)transliterated from the original Greek so you can be transported to the delightful world of mpouzouki.
If you are interested in purchasing artefacts (CDs) I would recommend (despite Ian A's protestations) http://www.studio52.gr (in Thessaloniki)or http://www.xylouris.gr (in Athens). Neither is particularly cheap. The only other source in Thessaloniki I know is a shop called "Metropolis" in Tsimiski Street. It is a great place for trusting to serendipity. They have a web-site http://www.metropolis.gr but it is currently "under construction".

Re: The Imam Baildi Cookbook

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:15 pm
by kk
it's probably easier to "get" Imam Baildi if you don't know much about Greek music and view it like a somewhat "worldy" pop album, like, say, a Thievery Corporation album. Having said this, i do think this new album contains a few too many tracks that seem to be squarely targeted at the Balkan Bangers compilation market.

I got mine from Lotus.gr .... very good experience, cheaper than Studio 52 and Musical on both product and p&p, ordered on Sunday, in my letter box today, the following Friday

http://www.lotus.gr/

The Imam Baildi Cookbook

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:46 pm
by Philellinas
Hi, kk. Thanks for the lead on Lotus Records. They seem to have a physical presence in Thessaloniki in a street I have never heard of but when I am there next I'll check them out. Rather disturbingly they describe themselves as specialising in "Dark/Gothic/Neo-folk" so they are not exactly trying to endear themselves to me. Do they deal in Greek stuff? My search for Haris Alexiou turned up no results.