Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved design across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

119

K: Kuruczlemez

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Kárpát Möbius is Sándor Cziránku, “Barbaro” on guitar and István Csik, “Kashmir” on (Marc Anderson-ish) percussion. I really like the raw energy and rebellious joy inherent in this release. Cziránku and Csik seek to unleash lost modes of music by free improv based on the “genetic imprints” of all the music of cultures of the planet, even the lost ones! So what’s this stuff sound like? Envision a gestalt of Hungarian folk motifs, hordes of nomadic hunters on horseback, wild dances by bonfires, garage-days Metallica, Hendrixian abandon, Steve Tibbetts/Marc Anderson ripping it up, howling wolves, cold winds coursing through the Carpathian heights, thunderclaps, echoplexed riffs, reverby overdriven axe growls, and flashes of Darryl Dobson-ian fusion. The CD insert shows 20 tracks of indecipherable Hungarian names. A picture of a doubleneck electric guitar like John McLaughlin and Stan Whitaker used is a good clue to the eclectic mayhem happening here. There is even a Zeuhlian tone is these bizarre songs. I have but one complaint and one suggestion. First off, this recording is not the best mix I have heard. The percussion is okay but the guitar is somtimes weak, one-dimensional, and distant in the mix, (garage days, echo-laden, and somewhat muddy at times). Second, I suggest Cziránku and Csik find some bandmates and do this type tunes again! This material has very high potential for seriously interesting ethno-jazz-rock, world-fusion. I’d love to hear this stuff reworked with a bass/Stick, fiddle, and keys added! My hats to you guys for getting this eclectically tasty morsel out into the light! Recommended world-fusion and weird-rock.


Reprinted with the permission of John Collinge and Progression Magazine .


Title: Kuruczlemez | Year Released: 1999 | Record Label: Trottel Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Lucas CD/LP/Track Review Lucas
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: January 22, 2018
Read In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording CD/LP/Track Review In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 22, 2018
Read D'Agala CD/LP/Track Review D'Agala
by Mark Corroto
Published: January 22, 2018
Read Not Bound CD/LP/Track Review Not Bound
by Don Phipps
Published: January 22, 2018
Read Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House CD/LP/Track Review Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Journey to a New World CD/LP/Track Review Journey to a New World
by Troy Dostert
Published: January 21, 2018
Read "Free Sessions Vol. 1: Planets Of Kei" CD/LP/Track Review Free Sessions Vol. 1: Planets Of Kei
by Mark Sullivan
Published: October 27, 2017
Read "Involution" CD/LP/Track Review Involution
by Geno Thackara
Published: January 6, 2018
Read "Live In London" CD/LP/Track Review Live In London
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: November 8, 2017
Read "Cycles of Animation" CD/LP/Track Review Cycles of Animation
by Troy Dostert
Published: December 11, 2017
Read "June" CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read "Songs of Experience" CD/LP/Track Review Songs of Experience
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: December 1, 2017