Galloping Wonder Stag
Galloping Wonder Stag
Galloping Wonder Stag at a Budapest concert in 2007
|Genres||world music, psychedelic folk|
|Associated acts||Galloping Coroners|
|Members||Atilla Grandpierre- vocals|
Bernadett M. Gebri – vocals
|Past members||Kálmán Balogh – cimbalom |
Galloping Wonder Stag (native name Vágtázó Csodaszarvas, 2005–) is Hungarian music group, associated with world music, psychedelic folk, folk rock and shamanic music labels, continuing Galloping Coroners psychedelic music replacing electronic guitars and drums with acoustic folk instruments.
Galloping Wonder Stag has been founded by Attila Grandpierre, leader of Galloping Coroners 1975–2001) in 2005. The band has about 10–12 members, most of them folk musicians. They use acoustic instruments e.g. tapan, derbuka, violin, bagpipe, folks wind instruments, doublebass, tambura, cister and kobsa.
The neutrality of this section is disputed. (January 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Galloping Wonder Stag can be categorized either as a unique subgenre of world music or a derivate it from Galloping Coroners' shaman punk, as an acoustic, folk-instrumented, neotraditional shaman punk that made one step closer to original shamanic music and folk music. Galloping Wonder Stag use ethnographic materials as manuals on how to reach and communicate ecstatic states. Galloping Wonder Stag plays ancient psychedelic shaman music coming from the oldest roots of Hungarian folk music at Eurasian nomad horse people's tradition.
Galloping Wonder Stag's music is built on band leader Grandpierre's past experiences with Galloping Coroners replacing rock instruments (electric guitars, drum) with acoustic folk instruments. Grandpierre's lyrics praise Hungarian prehistoric culture.
- Pure Source (2006)
- Endless Asia (2008)
- Star Ride (2011)
Pure Source (2006)
Attila Grandpierre – vocals Botond Bese – bagpipes Kálmán Balogh – cimbalom Félix Benke – drums Róbert Benkő – double bass Mátyás Bolya – lute Tamás Geröly drums Bernadett Márton – vocals Krisztina Molnár – violins Szabolcs Róka – lute Balázs Szokolay Dongó – winds
Endless Asia (2008)
Attila Grandpierre – vocals Bernadett M. Gebri – vocals Csaba Bakos – percussion Botond Bese – bagpipes Róbert Benkó – double bass András Fazekas – drums András Fábri – cister Géza Fábri – strings Krisztina Molnár – violin Géza Orczi – tapan, ud, saz, buzuki, dzura, tambura, tamburica Zsolt Vaskó – wind instruments
- Vágtázó Csodaszarvas
- Mamone, Jordan N. (2013-11-26). "Contemplating the Heavens with VHK's Atilla Grandpierre | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
- "Punk As a Rebirth of Shamanist Folk Music". Grandpierre.hu. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
- Jonscher, Thomas. "Special – Dr. Attila Grandpierre II – VÀGTÀZÒ CSODASZARVAS aka Der rasende Wunderhirsch – der zweite Teil der Sendung in Kooperation". http://www.rockradio.de. Retrieved 3 May 2010. External link in
- "Zoeken – NRC". Archief.nrc.nl. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
- Vágtázó Csodaszarvas, Wikipedia in Hungarian
- Attila Grandpierre: Punk As a Rebirth of Shamanist Folk Music 
- "Contemplating the Heavens with VHK's Atilla Grandpierre", by Jordan N. Mamone, at www.vice.com, 2013