Label: Hungaroton – SLPX 18133 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Hungary Released: 1987 Genre: Electronic, Rock, Folk, World, & Country Style: Folk Rock, Experimental, Folk, Népzene
More gold coming out of 80's Hungary on Hungaroton with Vízöntő's Villanypásztor LP. As with that pair of increasingly popular albums of the same era from Márta Sebestyén and Levente Szörényi, this one pairs traditional Nepzene styles with experimental electronics - a really interesting fusion that's difficult to place on the east / west axis. I'll be the first to admit that there's a couple of tracks here that time has NOT been kind too, mostly the more spirited vocal led. Although, when they go deeper (and the lead vox calms down), there's moments of pure joy, such as a bubbling, mouth-harp electronica of Nád Jancsi, or more meditative Kiszáradt A Tóból with its repeating organ motifs and breathy, affected trumpet that could easily pass for Terry Riley and Jon Hassell chilling out in Budapest late 80's. Ethno-folk at its finest and somewhat underappreciated. (Vinyl & Sleeve NM).