Earth Wheel Sky Band are from Novi Sad in Serbia, this is what I believe to be their 3rd album and was released in 2004 on the Asphalt Tango record label. The band are considerably different from other contemporary gypsy musicians from the Balkans because the guitar is a huge feature in the bands style, in fact they have quite a unique sound because I wouldn't even say they play traditional gyspy jazz in the style of Loeffler or gypsy flamenco like The Gypsy Kings etc.. instead it's more on the verge of madness and quite often the vocals are weird as well with vocalist Olah Vince making strange regurgated mutter noises.
A lot of the songs are completely instrumental, considering the speed that Olah Vince plays the guitar, I think it's very hard to do anything at the same time but when he does, it's also quite a spectacular result.
This band is incredibly unique and my personal fave is the track Dance Rromalen. There is a theme of double R's throughout the album, I have no idea what that is about. The album in fact should be called Waltz Rromano rather than Romano.
Olah Vince - guitar, violin & vocal
Karlo Varga - violin
Ramiz Toplica - percussion
Michael Kurina - Cymbalon
Ferenc Kurina - double bas
Boban Markovic - trumpet (title 9)
1. Azija Rromansa 4:49 / 2. Sa e Rroma, Ando Them 4:29 / 3. Me Sem Rrom 6:51 / 4. Music Rroman 6:19 / 5. Dance Rromalen 4:02 / 6. India Rroma 6:57 7. Rroma Adagio Sempre 1:48 / 8. Choro Rrom 3:46 / 9. Vranje Rromans 6:26 / 10. A# Rromans 2 :14
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Azija Rromansa
2 Sa E Rromando Them :: All The People In The World
3 Me Sem Rrom :: Only A Man
4 Music Rroman
5 Dance Rromalen
6 India Rroma
7 Rroma Adagio Sempre
8 Choro Rrom :: Poor Man