> Interview on RFI (Radio France International) the 26th of august 2012
> HD Mag (Hifi Vidéo Home Cinéma) – January-February 2012 – 18/20 and 18/20 !!
« This highly talented quintet from Lyon composes surprising music with Eastern European or klezmer accents, with an insane dynamism. The acoustic sound is powerful and rich […] They bring together a strong personality with a delightful originality. » C.D.
> TRAD MAG – Jan/Feb 2012 – The magazine awarded the album with BRAVOS
« Out of all the groups diving with delight into the sounds of Eastern Europe, Tram des Balkans stand apart with their undeniable musical originality. […] It’s powerful, it’s tasteful, it swings and it charms with humour, cheek and nostalgia. » Claude Ribouillault .
> ENA Hors-les-Murs – February 2012
» Tram des Balkans have returned with an exciting second album. Once again, it contains their usual creative energy designed for transforming every note into a sunbeam, as well as their on-stage presence, palpable even via a recording… […] An incredible capacity to take us on a journey through imaginary lands, where the traditions blend to create a single whole. Wait, are we on Earth on the moon or somewhere else?! Wherever, we’re in another world in the nicest of ways! […] This music carries us back into nostalgia while projecting us forward into a multicultural future. Tram des Balkans provide us with music of volcanic proportions, digging down into multiple traditions, showing us that the cultures aren’t in opposition but feeding off one another mutually! An absolute must! ».
> Culture Box / France Télévisions – 19th January 2012
» Rock klezmer with multiple influences designed for festive feeling […] the compositions of this group are like no others. […] They offer music that is infectious, music that will get anyone on their feet and dancing. […] To be listened to during life’s hard times, to remind us that we can laugh and dance with tears in our eyes and that that too can give us back a taste for life. » Jean-François Lixon
> Le Petit Bulletin, Lyon – May 2012 (May 11th concert in Pierre Benite)
» Caught up in the concert euphoria, you buy the cds* as you leave the venue with the risk of being a little let down by the studio version, but…no, the magic continues! To the point of listening to the live album or the second one on a constant loop in the car and the living room. You’ve got to face the facts: Tram des Balkans is an absolute cure for melancholy. » Bruno Sleepless