Anima Sound System ‎– Hungarian Astronaut

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Tone Casualties ‎– TCCD0048
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Tracklist

1 East & Bass 5:30
2 Isten, Dob, Basszus 9:01
3 Hungarian Astronaut 5:28
4 Két Út Van Előttem 4:24
5 Csángó 6:51
6 Hideg 5:56
7 Bob 4:18
8 Csillagtalan 6:19
9 Mamo 5:50
10 Igaz Szerelem 6:34
11 Peace & Love & Politics 4:48
12 Home (Haza-Remix) 6:56
13 Dubocska 2:39

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  • Artwork By – György Bp. Szabó

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scoundrel

scoundrel

April 9, 2009

I’m not sure why Hungarian folk/electronic music is such a rarity, but I’m glad that Anima Sound System is there to fill the void. On _Hungarian Astronaut_, they willfully mock the Communist authorities (the sample on "East & Bass") or bring traditional-sounding vocals in a breaks-based setting, like on the title track or on the finger-snapping "Home." The vocals and trip-hop of "Két Út Van Előttem" bears a bit of sadness on its back, which carries into "Csángó." The instrumental "Hideg," as well, mixes a bit of jazz with the melancholy. But not all is socialist doom and gloom: "Bob" perks up with a crisp beat and a funky bass, while "Igaz Szerelem" dips firmly into dub. "Peace & Love & Politics" has the pleasant flutes and vocal harmonies that bring to mind easy-listening, and "Dubocska" ends the album on a mellow note.