June 30, 2009

Wrangler: We Are Animals

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June 15, 2009

20 Best: Romanian

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Before I begin I have to say that I approach this chart with trepidation. Musicians in Romania and Hungary have given much of the best Romanian gypsy music that I have to me. It is not something that is easily found on the web or in the record bins. When I say "given" I mean I receive a CD-R with no information, or an entire iPod's contents are transferred to my computer. Seeking out some of this music, even in Romania, can be difficult. Most Romanians have a real dislike for their own folk music, and would much rather listen to techno or heavy metal.

There is also a lot of good stuff in Romania from the 20th century that I have left out. This is basically a survey of some of my favourites, starting with the Gregoras Dinicu, who were born in 1898, and leading up to the very modern garage recordings by Casian Tian, who is still working today (I think)


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