Scruffy, Indie folk-rock from Transylvania

110 km​/​h

Posted by admin On June - 26 - 2012 2 COMMENTS

I finally got to publish “110 km/h“, the song I’ve featured on with singer/songwriter/friend Murányi Tóni on my own music page.

Big hugs to Iris Heuer for her photograph “Travel Into The Past” which we’ve used to create the artwork for the song. We are still working on getting a video produced for this – hopefully this summer.

Listen to the song below:

The Story Behind The Song

Murányi Tóni has sent over an amazing demo back in the summer of 2011 and has asked me to feature on his final song, called “110km/h”. The first time that guitar riff blasted out of my speakers I knew I had to take part.

It took a while for us to actually begin working on the song (or, more precisely: it took ME a lot of time to get started), but in November of the same year we’ve recorded and mixed the entire track. He already had his parts written and recorded when he first approached me so I was expected to write my own parts and record them in my own home studio. We have worked for about one month on the song, together, emailing session files back and forth, recording and re-recording every track as we went along.

…aaand the artwork for 110km/h:

Tóni’s parts are in Hungarian, in case you didn’t get that – and mine are in English – as you’ve surely noticed.

We’ve published “110km/h” in May 2012 and we are still working on producing a video for this little gem. I couldn’t be happier to have “110km/h” in my portfolio, I have a lot of respect for Tóni’s songwriting and I am really really glad to have had the chance to do this.

Besides, Tóni and I have known each other for a few years, as there aren’t too many young singer-songwriters here in Transylvania, so it was just a matter of time before we made something together.

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.

We have made a video for the song “In The Dumpster Light (Mickey’s Song)” from “The Crack (Musical)” album that I have released on March 14 on the Indie Folker music page.

The video is a re-arrangement of some old rural civil defense TV spots from 1965. We’ve tried mixing all that footage in a way that tells a different story than the one it was originally meant to.

It is the one below…



In the meantime, you can still download the entire “The Crack (Musical)” album for free. AND you can even grab a handy widget to stream on your very own website, blog or social profile space. The widget is the one below, and you can customize it if you just click on “share”.

There will be more videos coming for songs from this album so I urge you to subscribe to the Indie Folker Youtube channel if you want to be informed of when this is happening – this is the subscribe link: http://bit.ly/tSgBsF