Galloping Wonder Stag

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Galloping Wonder Stag
Vágtázó Csodaszarvas koncert (Pecsa 2007. december 22).JPG
Galloping Wonder Stag at a Budapest concert in 2007
Background information
OriginBudapest, Hungary
Genresworld music, psychedelic folk
Years active2005–present
Associated actsGalloping Coroners
Websitewww.vagtazocsodaszarvas.hu
MembersAtilla 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
Past membersKálmán Balogh – cimbalom

Félix Benke
Mátyás Bolya – lute
Tamás Geröly – drums
Szabolcs Róka – lute

Balázs Szokolay Dongó – winds

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.[1]

History[edit]

Galloping Wonder Stag has been founded by Attila Grandpierre,[2] 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.

Style[edit]

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.[3]

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.

International reputation[edit]

Galloping Wonder Stag especially famous for its live performance.[4][5]

Atilla Grandpierre and Géza Fábri perform in Budapest in 2006

Discography[edit]

  • Pure Source (2006)
  • Endless Asia (2008)
  • Star Ride (2011)

Members[edit]

Frontman Atilla Grandpierre performs in Budapest in 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vágtázó Csodaszarvas
  2. ^ Mamone, Jordan N. (2013-11-26). "Contemplating the Heavens with VHK's Atilla Grandpierre | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  3. ^ "Punk As a Rebirth of Shamanist Folk Music". Grandpierre.hu. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  4. ^ 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 |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Zoeken – NRC". Archief.nrc.nl. Retrieved 2016-06-23.

Bibliography[edit]

  1. Vágtázó Csodaszarvas, Wikipedia in Hungarian
  2. Attila Grandpierre: Punk As a Rebirth of Shamanist Folk Music [1]
  3. "Contemplating the Heavens with VHK's Atilla Grandpierre", by Jordan N. Mamone, at www.vice.com, 2013 [2]

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