The album you are holding is a musical experiment, a fusion of progressive rock of the seventies and traditional Hungarian folk music. First, we took some beautiful ancestral songs and started to play some basic arrangements with one single guitar, creating interesting and unusual harmonic structures around the pentatonic melodies, which later started to grow naturally. This album grew from the love of our rich musical heritage. The songs come from a few hundred years ago, transmitting the feelings, struggles and beliefs of our ancestors. When we started to work on a song, we were aware that each one had some kind of plan with us, it “begged” for a certain type of sound, harmony, a certain kind of tuning or specific instrumentation. Experimenting is the key to take a chance on arranging, playing with 4-6-8 part harmonies, using the instrumentation of symphonic progressive rock music of the seventies.
During the 20th century Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók made many traditional folk songs eternal by collecting them from authentic and clean sources, and they used this rich knowledge as a base and inspiration for their amazing symphonic and choral works. Our point of view is a humble experience we loved. We think that it might give a different perspective to these deep, meaningful, soulful songs that have survived several hundreds of years and will hopefully stay for several more.
released October 22, 2018
Stephanie Semeniuc - lead and backing vocals
Bogáti-Bokor Ákos - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mellotron, hammond organ, piano, Moog, synthesizers, percussion, backing vocals
Enyedi Zsolt - piano, hammond, Moog, synthesizers
Fehér Róbert Benjamin - acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
Kecskeméti Gábor - magic flute
Kósa Dávid - percussion and vocals
Szűcs József - drums
Szirtes Edina Mókus - lead vocals
Tarsoly Csenge - lead and backing vocals
Bogáti-Bokor Orsolya - violin and viola
Márton-Sípos Dóra - cello
supported by 8 fans who also own “Senki madara - Digital Full Res 24 bit 48 kHz”
Anyone with an aversion to "contemporary prog" should listen to Wobbler and they'd realize that prog classics are not just confined to the 1970s. This album is just so tight on every level that if you'd have told me this was recorded in 1974, I'd have no basis for questioning it other than the lack of more prominent tape hiss. Great from start to finish! babayetu