Monday, November 27, 2017

Venetian Snares - "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született" [2005]

Artist: Venetian Snares
Title: Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
Genre: Breakcore
Country: Canada
Release date: 2005

Track List:
  1. Sikertelenség
  2. Szerencsétlen
  3. Öngyilkos Vasárnap
  4. Felbomlasztott Mentökocsi
  5. Hajnal
  6. Galamb Egyedúl
  7. Második Galamb
  8. Szamár Madár
  9. Hiszékeny
  10. Kétsarkú Mozgalom 
  11. Senki Dala 
This is my favourite album in the whole Aaron Funk's large discography, and not only because it features a very interesting and unique mix of breakcore and classical music (see Wikipedia to find out what pieces of classical music were used on there). Most important of all, it's based on the urban legend of the "Hungarian suicide song" ("Szomorú Vasárnap" by Rezső Seress), which greatly impressed me at the time and became one of the most important reasons for me to became interested in the culture of Finno-Ugric peoples. As for Funk, he became interested in this story when he was on his European tour, after imagining himself turning into a pigeon on Budapest's Royal Palace, and he decided to record this album when he came back home to his cats in Winnipeg:

An extremely detailed musicological analysis of "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született" can be found here. Too technical for you? Check out this review then. It's a very interesting read (probably much better than anything that I could ever write on this subject), and I can relate to its author's feelings very well. Just like him, I have never self-harmed and have never attempted suicide, yet I'm diagnosed with depression (F32.1), and the late 2016-early 2017 period was especially horrible for me (thankfully it slowly gets better now).

No comments:

Post a Comment