From the Midwest Book Review:
“New Deli is the latest irreverent music album by TriBeCaStan, a band so eclectic they practically form their own musical nation (…). The extraordinary, world-spanning nature of New Deli is a perfect snapshot of an increasingly interconnected world as reflected in music, and an excellent, fresh addition to international music CD collections.”
Here’s a great quote from an album review of New Deli by the Midwest Record:
“The kind of stuff many attempt, but where few succeed, this is sophisticated listening that borrows as much from Raymond Scott as it does Hossam Ramzy. It’s a musical literacy that hip tastes hunger for. Fun stuff for the open-eared…”
One of our favorite piece of press coverage for 5 Star Cave via Chris Nickson and the All Music Guide:
It’s probably fair to call TriBeCaStan strange. They’ve developed their own cosmology and music style that’s sort of Balkanish (or points further East), not unlike 3 Mustaphas 3. They’re clever, slyly humorous and technically very good indeed. They’re as comfortable with the neo-surf of “Back When Tito Had Two Legs” as on the sort of funky jam “(I Drove My Cara Down To) Baja,” featuring guest Al Kooper on the organ. They’re extremely eclectic, twisting “Wildwood Flower” around, perverting be-bop on “Dizzy In The Dunes” and journeying around the globe on “From Bamako to Malibu.” It works because they understand the groove and because they feel the music and respect the cultures they explore. Even when they get down and dirty, as on “Varaha’s Boogie,” it’s with a delicious twist. Smart, often funny, but always highly accomplished, this is a disc to satisfy the head and the feet.”
Woah! Thanks to Ian Merkel from the Huffington Post for this phenomenal review of 5 Star Cave:
The beauty of this music is that, at the same time that it might seem chaotic, it is also accessible. It comes out of the kind of jazz that employed folk melodies. It encourages you to hum along. And at the same time that it unsettles your notions of place, it invites you to partake in a more human modernity. The distinctive musical subcultures of TriBeCaStan often have their own sacred traditions, and, as a composite, their synthesis reflects a broader vision.