"Just imagine: The morning after the apocalypse. Are we still alive? We wonder. It would appear so. There´s no end to this world. There´s no rest for the soul. There´s no past. There´s no future. Now is eternal. LaDaABa Orchest offers you the ideal entertainment at the end of time: La Danza Apocalypsá Balcanica."

"It's the morning after the apocalypse and (assuming you've survived) where are you? How are you feeling? That's the idea behind this disc. Boris Kovac is one of the most creative musicians to come out of Serbia, and his music breaks out of the gypsy/village ghetto to which most Balkan sounds are consigned. The second part of his "La Danza Apocalypsa Balcanica Project" shows the quieter, reflective, more rustic and impressionistic side of Kovac. The music on Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchestra's Ballads at the End of Time is slow and lovely. It isn't so much about devastation as new hope, although something like the gorgeously wistful "Colour Of Remembrance" looks back, not forward. However, is there anything to look forward to? Possibly not, if the closing track, "At The End Of Time," is to be believed. But if that is the end, we all go out gracefully, on a wave of music. Don't try and categorize this music; it simply won't fit into any pigeonhole. Traces of classical, jazz, gypsy, and more meld in the sonorities as the dogs bark. A wonderful record to make you think about life -- and what could be in our future."

Chris Nickson, All Music Guide

01. Danza Transilvanica
02. I. Interlude
03. Damar Of Istanbul
04. Early Morning Waltz
05. Beguine At The End
06. Interlude At The Gang
07. Midnight Memories
08. Waltz From Careless Street
09. Cha Cha
10. Colour Of Remembrance
11. Broken Waltz
12. The Last Interlude: Doina / In Bukovac
13. At The End Of Time
14. Birds

Bogdan Rankovic - clarinet, bass clarinet
Goran Penic - accordion
Milos Matic - double bass, tamburitza
István Cik - drums, percussion
Oláh Vince - guitar
Boris Kovac - alto, soprano saxes, sampler

Special guests:
Nenad Vrbaški - violin (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13)
Vanja Jakovljevic - guitar (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11)
Ramiz - darabuka (3)
Coyote (a dog) - voice (1, 6, 12)

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