Cigarros Explosivos!

by Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics



Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics are:

Jaro Milko: guitars, vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel, percussion
Eric Gut: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Ines Brodbeck: percussion, backing vocals
Lukas Briggen: trombone
Eric Gilson: organ

Additional musicians:

Jana Kouril: vocals on Summer In January
Andreas Tschopp: trombone on Cumbia No. 5, Danza Mentirosa, Belly's Bounce
Sdrjan Vukasinovic: accordeon on Cumbia Orientale, A Ja Se Tocim
Ani Cordero: Intro speech on El Topo
Thomas Baumgartner: organ on Cumbia Griega, Lost, El Topo, All The Past, Miseria, Summer In January, El Perro, Herido

Music by Jaro Milko
Lyrics by Jaro Milko except Summer In January by Milko/Kouril, El Topo & El Perro by Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics


released April 4, 2014

Recorded and mixed by Serge Krebs @
Additional overdubs by Eric Gut @
Mastered by Dan Suter @
Artwork by Tod A
Produced by Jaro Milko & Eric Gut
Released by Asphalt Tango Records

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Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics Basel, Switzerland

If music is a drug, Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics are loaded. Inebriated Balkan rave-ups share the stage with psychedelic Peruvian chichas. Stoned sambas and sunbaked rebetikas slide seemlessly into slinky montunos. Overdriven cumbias simply make your ass want to move. And through it all, Milko's fuzzed-out surf guitar shimmers and slices as sharp and cool as a Cuban machete blade. ... more

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