Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

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Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
Studio album by Venetian Snares
Released March 14, 2005 (2005-03-14)
Recorded 2004
Genre Breakcore, modern classical
Length 46:46
Label Planet Mu
Producer Aaron Funk
Venetian Snares chronology
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Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[2]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[4]

Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈrosː ˈt͡ʃilːɒɡ ˈɒlɒtː ˈsylɛtɛtː]) is a 2005 album by breakcore artist Venetian Snares, released on the Planet Mu label. Inspired by an earlier journey of Aaron Funk's to Hungary, the album title and all of the track names are in Hungarian; Rossz Csillag Alatt Született translates to "Born Under a Bad Star,"[5] a Hungarian expression which means "cursed from birth." Stylistically, the album consists of classical strings and brass combined with breakbeats. According to Tiny Mix Tapes, it ranked at #25 on the Top 25 Albums of 2005,[6] as well as ranking #31 on Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009.[7] Avant-garde comic book writer Ales Kot referenced the title in Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #1 by Marvel Comics in 2014[citation needed].


The concept of the album came when Aaron Funk imagined himself as a pigeon on Budapest's Királyi Palota (Royal Palace).[8] Its third track, "Öngyilkos Vasárnap" is a cover of the song "Szomorú Vasárnap" ("Gloomy Sunday") by Hungarian composer Rezső Seress, which has been referred to as the Hungarian suicide song. According to urban legend, Seress's song has inspired the suicide of multiple people, including his fiancée. The song was reportedly banned in Hungary.[4] It has also been covered by many artists. Billie Holiday's vocals are sampled in this track.[5]

The album also samples various pieces of classical music:

While there were no official music videos released with the album, artist David O'Reilly produced an unofficial computer generated video for Szamár Madár.[9]

Track listing[edit]

CD release[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sikertelenség" ([ˈʃikɛrtɛlɛnʃeːɡ], lit. "Failure") 0:41
2. "Szerencsétlen" ([ˈsɛrɛnt͡ʃeːtlɛn], lit. "Unlucky") 4:55
3. "Öngyilkos Vasárnap" ([ˈøɲɟilkoʃ ˈvɒʃaːrnɒp], lit. "Suicidal Sunday") 3:26
4. "Felbomlasztott Mentőkocsi" ([ˈfɛlbomlɒstotː ˈmɛntøːkot͡ʃi], lit. "Disintegrated Ambulance") 3:44
5. "Hajnal" ([ˈhɒjnɒl], female name, lit. "Dawn") 7:46
6. "Galamb Egyedül" ([ˈɡɒlɒmb ˈɛɟɛdyl], lit. "Pigeon, Alone") 1:36
7. "Második Galamb" ([ˈmaːʃodik ˈɡɒlɒmb], lit. "Second Pigeon") 6:01
8. "Szamár Madár" ([ˈsɒmaːr ˈmɒdaːr], lit. "Donkey Bird", but translates to "Stupid Bird") 5:49
9. "Hiszékeny" ([ˈhiseːkɛɲ], lit. "Gullible") 1:39
10. "Kétsarkú Mozgalom" ([ˈkeːt͡ʃːɒrkuː ˈmozɡɒlom], lit. "Bipolar Movement") 8:50
11. "Senki Dala" ([ˈʃɛŋki ˈdɒlɒ], lit. "Nobody's Song") 2:16

2×12″ release[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Sikertelenség" 0:40
2. "Szerencsétlen" 4:55
3. "Öngyilkos Vasárnap" 3:26
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Felbomlasztott Mentőkocsi" 3:44
2. "Hajnal" 7:46
Side C
No. Title Length
1. "Galamb Egyedül" 1:36
2. "Második Galamb" 6:01
3. "Szamár Madár" 5:49
Side D
No. Title Length
1. "Hiszékeny" 1:39
2. "Kétsarkú Mozgalom" 8:50
3. "Senki Dala" 2:16


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