Cloud-doors / Folk Roots Magazin

Hungaroton Classic HCD 18271 (2005)


Hungaroton Classic HCD 18271 (2005)
 Singing in Hungarian and Latin, fine trad-revival singer Lovász’s voice floats in traditional and folk-hymn shapes over an elegant landscape of electric piano, warm slithering bass, cimbalom and percussion, freshened by Balász Szokolay’s furulya, sax and bagpipe. Not quite as soft-focus as her cover photo, but the mid-album shift to meatier vocal and instrumental sound and brisker rhythm comes as a welcome wake-up.

© 2005 Andrew Cronshaw, Folkroots
Written in fRoots issue 265, 2005