Scruffy, Indie folk-rock from Transylvania

Song Feature: “Nights Like These” by Pigeon Pit

Posted by admin On January - 22 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

I’ve stumbled across this song on Bandcamp while doing my usual scouting for new and interesting songs. I haven’t heard of Pigeon Pit before, but this song has something cool that makes you want to hit replay. Enjoy!

Personal Disaster Video & More

Posted by admin On May - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

We are in the process of shooting a video for the song “Personal Disaster” from my “Monsters In Rome” record. The idea has been gestating for a while but now it is time to get it done.

Listen to the song below:

Toth Orsolya from SpotFilm will be in charge of all production and filming for the “Personal Disaster” video – script and direction by Victor Olăhuţ.

While I will not yet reveal the content of the video itself or any of the underlying ideas behind the script, I do advise you to download the “Monsters In Rome” record if you haven’t yet had the chance to, and, more importantly, listen to the song “Personal Disaster”. I have released this album in 2010 and there is already one video circulating on YouTube, for “Afraid Not Scared”, but no other videos have been made for songs from this album. Which is a shame, because I truly think I have a few gems on here.

Watch the video for “Afraid Not Scared” below:

My music to be featured in the film “Lie With Me”

Songs from this record are about to receive even more attention this year, as the film “Lie With Me” by Jamison Brandi will feature acoustic versions of 6 tracks from “Monsters In Rome”. The film will also feature the songs “Cold Sun” and “Be A Wolf” – never before released. I will tell you more about this feature film very shortly, but this is all the information I can provide at the moment. That and the fact that I am really excited to have this opportunity – the film is still in post-production but I can hardly wait to see the final results!

On tour this summer with the “Fisura” play

There is one more important project for this year: I have written and recorded a few songs for a play and released “The Crack (Musical)” in March, 2012. The music was for the play “Fisura” by Flavius Lucăcel, directed by Victor Olăhuţ and…well… we are going on tour with it this summer. There are a lot of interesting aspects to this project, but the most important one is the fact that our venues are a bit unusual for this kind of theater: we are going to perform our musical play in several villages around Transylvania and our theater space will be constructed in the barns, sheds of the villagers. A documentary film will be made to capture the spirit of the entire tour and document the reactions of the public. I sense this will be a really fun project and I couldn’t be happier to take part!

New song by Murányi Tóni & Indie Folker

Posted by admin On May - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Dear friends!

I have featured on a song together with my good friend and songwriter extraordinaire, Murányi Tóni. I have been talking about this collaboration since last year (we’ve recorded this tune in November, 2011 actually) and I couldn’t be happier to finally show you what we’ve made.

The song is called “110km” and it is about driving.

Anyway, here it is:

We haven’t really discussed any details regarding the language or actual content of the song as far as the lyrics are concerned, instead we just recorded our parts and worked on it from there. Tóni’s parts are in Hungarian, in case you didn’t get that – and mine are in English, as you’ve surely noticed.

We are still talking about maybe shooting a video for this, but we’ve decided to make the song public in the meantime.

Tóni and I have known each other for a few years, there aren’t too many young singer-songwriters here in Transylvania, so it was just a matter of time before we made something together, I guess. I really like his take on contemporary folk rock so I’m really glad we did this.

If you want to take a listen to some of Tóni’s past works, you can download most of his stuff from his website. Just click here to go straight to the Murányi Tóni music download page.

How To Spend Way Too Much Time Recording One Song

Posted by admin On February - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Hello, dear Friends!

A really long time has passed since we’ve started recording the song “Why” together with my band. I’ve spent some nights on it, but recently decided to call it quits and just deem it completed.

My back-up band for this song and some other upcoming new songs (and some shows maybe?) is Zoltan and Gabor – they have played with me in the past in other bands that I’ve been in, and it’s great to have them on board for this project.

These are the guys I’m talking about:

We’ve recorded the drum tracks in Gabor’s apartment in about 3 or 4 hours on a laptop and some outboard recording device. We’ve used only three microphones to make this.

No microphones were harmed in the making of this song.

We’ve done “Why” a few times live last year and it shortly became on of my favorites from all the new songs that I’ve written lately. There have been talks with the band regarding a low-budget video for this, but as it turns out, we might have the chance to do some serious production for this video after all. But I will write more about that later on…

Here’s a photo of Zoltan, the bass player from the recording session at my house:

It feels great to work in a team again. I sometimes forget what that feels like. And that I enjoy it!

I also enjoyed playing producer on a song that has input from other musicians – nut just myself.

After recording the drums, I took the tracks home and started cutting them up and re-arranging them in all kinds of ways. I like doing that. We have tracked the bass about one month later, and they turned out GREAT! I love a good grove, and this song has it.

The rest of the recording and mixing was done at my place, as usual.

I usually have no problem finishing a mix, but this song took a really long time because of all the demo mixes and arrangements that I’ve made. Trying to decide which one is “the best” is absolute nonsense in these cases.

There was also an issue with my laptop being serviced for a few days… but all of that is behind us now and we have a new song that we’ll be making public very very very soon now.

And this is the infamous latpot that almost cost us two months of work… tracking bass:

P.S.:
Let us not forget I still owe you guys that song I’ve featured on last year with a singer-songwriter friend of mine. That song is called 110 km/h, and it’s about driving. I think.

Also, we have a release date and stage premiere date for the musical (titled “The Crack”) that I’ve been involved in. The show was scheduled for March 14 and so I decided to make that the release date for my album too – – – in case you didn’t know, the album contains the music written for this very play. And I will write about that in a different post.

Take care amigos!