Dog Daze

Dog Daze

by CsokolomCsokolom


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New Europe meets old Europe on Csókolom's Dog Daze, an intoxicating cocktail of an album mixed from traditional gypsy music, jazz, and classical. Anti VonKlewitz, Sander Hoving, Anneke Frankenberg, and Jens Piezunka build their arrangements from violins, violas, and a double bass, and rely heavily on traditional Eastern European (Hungary, Bulgaria, Transylvania) folk music for their repertoire. VonKlewitz handles the vocals, which are also sung in Eastern European languages, but are translated into English in the liner notes. Csókolom easily moves between songs like "Ando Tyire," which strikes one as ultra-traditional gypsy folk music, to "Eastern Comfort," which is also traditional but sounds contemporary enough to work as a television theme song. "Fi Barbat," on the other hand, has a jazzy undertow, aided considerably by Lulo Reinhardt's guitar work (which sounds a lot like Django Reinhardt's work). The VonKlewitz original, "Lahore," ventures closer to classical, but in a lively fashion that never reminds one of National Public Radio at its most sleep-inducing. Dog Daze, at nearly 65 minutes, is a generous album, and if the various styles don't always flow easily into one another, it nonetheless keeps the music from falling into a rut. For fans of Csókolom's previous albums, Dog Daze will be a welcome arrival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297052327
catalogNumber: 523
Rank: 198287

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Csokolom   Primary Artist
Lulo Reinhardt   Guitar,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Szabó Arpád   Vocals
Anneke Frankenberg   Percussion,Violin,Viola,Soloist
Sander Hoving   Violin,Viola,Soloist,Kontra
Jens Piezunka   Double Bass,Soloist
Anti VonKlewitz   Violin,Viola,Vocals,Soloist

Technical Credits

Chris Strachwitz   Executive Producer
Gus Viseur   Composer
Morgan K. Dodge   Graphic Design
Traditional   Composer
Jan Duzda   Composer
Impuls   Engineer
Wolfgang Schillner   Engineer
Anti VonKlewitz   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Anti von Klewitz   Audio Production

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