…the Italian ska/punk band that’s getting world-wide acclaim? Talco’s Talco ‘09 combines their earlier releases “Combat Circus” and “Mazel Tov.” In addition to ska and punk, some songs have folk elements, and the band sometimes describes their music as “patchanka” due to the influence of French band Mano Negra.
I’ll admit that this wasn’t a group I expected to enjoy. However, I gave “Bella Ciao” a try and was completely hooked. I can’t say much about the lyrics because I don’t know Italian, but not understanding the words doesn’t stop me from enjoying Talco’s songs. I get caught up in the rhythms and melodies, and just fall in love through the universal language of music.
Reviewed by Fran (staff)