Csaba Palotaï The Deserter

BMCCD230 2016

The Deserter, Csaba Palotaï’s new BMC release, is a solo work with eleven short, fascinating compositions. Because of the title we would be inclined to look for abandonment and desolation and at first listening, on the surface, the music seems to meet our expectations. Nonetheless, the stripped-down, lean and haunting sounds of the guitar and the dreamlike musical fragments of most different genres call forth an absolutely original and compact style. This “garage jazz” is a special mixture of proto-jazz, ambient, noise, pop, rockabilly, blues or fragments of half-forgotten romances and folk-tunes – this all mellowed to some very personal, emotionally rich and unique musical texture, through the deeply honest and sincere way of expression.


Csaba Palotaï - electric guitar, drum machine

About the album

All compositions and arrangements by Csaba Palotaï except #3, #4, #5, #11 (traditional songs from Transylvania)
Recorded in Montreuil, France in the early summer of 2015

Recording supervisor and sound engineer: Vincent Joinville

Artwork: László Huszár / Greenroom

Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

The recording was supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary


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3500 HUF 11 EUR

Csaba Palotai: The Deserter

01 Bienvenido Stranger 3:41
02 Blue Beard 4:01
03 The Debt 1: Burning House 3:24
04 The Debt 2: Military Recruitment 1:22
05 The Debt 3: Shepherd 2:29
06 Say Hello (at least) 4:20
07 Paros Island 3:25
08 Noisy Loneliness / Bruyantes Solitudes 3:49
09 Menenghina (A Courtesan’s Ballad) 4:27
10 The Dilemma 3:25
11 The Debt 4: Accompaniment to a Dead Man 4:41
Total time 39:04

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