Medieval & Folk

Bel Canto – Shimmering, Warm & Bright (1992)

Musically this album is solidly placed in the world of electronica. Analogue instruments can be heard throughout the album, but the most important and defining sounds in the soundscape here are electronic. Mellow, dreamy, melancholy and slightly sad sounding is as good a description as any of this album in general. As for the individual songs here, all of them are good. There are differences in rhythms, tempo and style en masse here, but all of the songs are mesmerizing and captivating.… Read more

SlovaCzech – At Midnight (Bohemian Christmas Music)

The instrumental arrangements of Christmas songs lead us to Slovakia, Germany or Hungary and even to fardistant Irland …. The joyful tidings of the birth of Messiah are played and sung by SlovaCzech in different languages and dialects. With their monolithic content these songs are still a proof of the European Christian community.… Read more

Nikola Parov – Álomidő (2010)

The album of the Hungarian multi-instrumentalist of Bulgarian origin Nikola Parov sounds very impressive. There are also mystical compositions in the Enigmatic style, and dancing with the usual boldness of the Balkan people, lyrical lingering songs, sad and sad melodies with the participation of violin and duduk, and finally the unexpected pacifying sounds of the pianoforte. A unique mixture of different cultures and styles, but the mixture is very juicy, interesting, exciting.… Read more