Rossz Csillag Alatt Született

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Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
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Studio album by Venetian Snares
Released March 14, 2005 (2005-03-14)
Recorded 2004
Genre
Length 46:46
Label Planet Mu
Producer Aaron Funk
Venetian Snares chronology
Winnipeg Is a Frozen Shithole
(2005)Winnipeg Is a Frozen Shithole2005
Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
(2005)
Meathole
(2005)Meathole2005

Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Hungarian: [ˈross ˈt͡ʃillɒɡ ˈɒlɒtt ˈsylɛtɛtt]) is a 2005 album by breakcore artist Venetian Snares, released on the Planet Mu label. Inspired by a visit 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",[1] a Hungarian expression which means "cursed from birth". Stylistically, the album consists of classical strings and brass combined with breakbeats.

Overview[edit]

The concept of the album came when Aaron Funk imagined himself as a pigeon on Budapest's Királyi Palota (Royal Palace).[2] 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.[3] It has also been covered by many artists. Billie Holiday's vocals are sampled in this track.[1]

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.[4]

Critical Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10)[6]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5 stars[3]

William Tilland of Allmusic commented on Rossz Csillag Alatt Született, "This particular offering from Funk is typically uncompromising and unsettling, although it is certainly constructed with great technical skill and maintains an abrasive beauty throughout."[5] A positive review by Sputnikmusic called the album "absolutely amazing" stating that it "truly excels in how it shifts paradigms in unexpected ways".[8] In a primarily positive review Cameron MacDonald of Pitchfork wrote, "While Funk's percussive palate could have ventured beyond the standard-issued "Amen" breakbeats, Rossz's totality still possesses nerves that can cast shadows that never dissipate away from the mind."[6] Giving the project a five star review, Alan Ranta of Tiny Mix Tapes described the album as Funk's "most accomplished album to date" and praised it as "of uncouth beauty that is at once sublime, timeless, cinematic, sporadic, and moving from start to finish."[3]

The album ranked at #25 on the Tiny Mix Tapes' Top 25 Albums of 2005,[9] as well as ranking #31 on Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009.[10]

Track listing[edit]

CD release[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Sikertelenség" ([ˈʃikɛrtɛlɛnʃeːɡ], lit. "Failure")0:41
2."Szerencsétlen" ([ˈsɛrɛnt͡ʃeːtlɛn], lit. "Unlucky" or as noun, "Poor soul")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" ([ˈkeːtʃɒrkuː ˈmozɡɒlom], lit. "Bipolar Movement")8:50
11."Senki Dala" ([ˈʃɛŋki ˈdɒlɒ], lit. "Nobody's Song")2:16

2×12″ release[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pitchfork Media review". pitchforkmedia.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  2. ^ "Venetian Snares at Midheaven Mailorder". midheaven.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  3. ^ a b c Tiny Mix Tapes review
  4. ^ https://vimeo.com/1715318
  5. ^ a b Allmusic review
  6. ^ a b Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ Greer, Nick (August 1, 2006). "Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Greer, Nick (August 1, 2006). "Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  9. ^ TinyMixTapes ranked VSnares #25 for 2005 Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved September 30, 2008
  10. ^ Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009: 40-21 From "Since I Left You" to "Arular"

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