Hungarian Musical Phenomenon Koryan Daniel Csernei Talks About His New EP

Hungarian musical artist Koryan Daniel Csernei dabbles between writing music that is suited for films or computer games. Then there’s that singer-songwriter aspect that makes his works accessible to a wider public. Following his musical career, I can safely say that he falls in the  category of the composer/artists who are comfortable writing in the background. They more concerned with the craft and they don’t usually care about the fame aspect of the field. They seem to be satisfied with the output.

His new EP Emberibb maszk is out. If you haven’t yet, you can read about my review here.

He handed me the answers in this interview after sometime as he is currently working on several music-related projects-a follow-up to the EP, the building of his recording studio

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and his day job.

 

1. What inspired you to make this new EP?


The reason is too complicated. Actually it started with a demo song (Emberibb maszk) that was inspired by someone, who was close to me. The title of this song is talking about a human mask to hide the symbol of the lies, hypocrisy, the charade.
Then the momentum carried me with itself and I made two other songs too, in it I’m talking to the people. So the theme is similar.
 
2. What was the process involved in creating this recording?
There are two types. When I have a new idea, and write/compose a complete song, or when I have a theme, or a half music, or lyrics from the past and I finish it because I get idea, or I find it good and I want to make it complete.
Most often I write sheet music for the instruments, then I learn it and record. I insert a drum machine, and record the guitars at home. The vocals are recorded usually in my friend’s studio / Power Source Studio. Then I do the after-works and mastering at home.
 
3. Your songs are personal but some are also filled with social commentary. What are the topics close to your heart?
There is not a favorite topic. I compose from inside, my current feelings, my current opinions.
4. I love the way you sing and arrange the songs. Who influenced your singing style?
Thanks, but I think there is nothing extra. I sing the way I can. I have no qualification. I didn’t learn to sing. So I don’t think I’m a good singer, rather I know I’m not. I just like to do it. I have some favorite performer, but I cannot and I don’t want imitate them. As I said I sing the way I can, as the actual music requires.
 
5. Thanks for translating some tracks from your native Hungarian to English. Are you planning to record English songs in the future?
You are welcome. Yes, I’m currently working on that. My next EP will be in English. With my bad accent. 😀
 
6. Can you explain the title of the EP? Why Human Mask?
 
Actually, it’s More human mask, or Humanest mask. I don’t know which is right. As I made mention in the first answer it’s started from a demo. In this song I asked someone to wear a more humane mask for hiding her bad properties, features, such as lies, hypocrisy, charade, untrustworthiness. I asked her for more humanity. 
I cannot explain it better. 😀 Sorry. So this song gave the title for the EP.
What I like about Mr Csernei is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously and he is really down to earth. He is not your typical metalhead/rockstar. He is actually an artist in a true sense of the word and a good friend of mine. I am posting his new stuff which is a different  take on a Katy Perry song.

‘Analog Love EP’ By Alex Pardini Is Groovy with a David Bowie-like Vocals

The vocals are by Swiss singer-songwriter Alex Pardini but I can’t help noticing its likeness to David Bowie. Check it out and I am sure you will agree. Analog Love is a new release by independent label Theatre Magique Records founded by Pardini himself. Has has several releases under the label either as a solo artist or with collaboration from other artists in the genre of electronica. Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 2.36.42 PM

According to the artist:

“Analog Love” is electronica with a lot of soul in a downtempo fashion. Let it get into your mind and heart, listen to it till the end and you will definitely feel – Analog Love.

“I Need You” is another downtempo gem on Theatre Magique Records. A broken beat that ends up in a 4 to the floor beat, garnished with a little soul and funk.

 

Alex Pardini has released recordings with music that’s laidback with deceptive simplicity. His songs are not the in-your-face kind of pop that demands attention. But if you are keen on listening. And if you are into good music, you will notice that his sound is synonymous with  good quality. Think of Groove Armada and St Etienne.

Such is the kind of thing I found in the Analog Love EP. In a way this has a nostalgic appeal as it pays homage to electronic music of past decades..you know, the modular synths of you remember them. The downtempo beats remind me of walking in a less hectic city in a sunny afternoon during the 80s. You check it out as it is really worth listening to. It might probably introduce you to his other recordings which I am sure you will enjoy if you liek this style of music.

http://www.alexpardini.com
http://www.theatremagique.com
alex@alexpardini.com

Music Inspired by the Hammock (Podcast)

Tame Impala-http://www.tameimpala.com

Paula-https://soundcloud.com/paulasynthmusic

Sophie B Hawkins-http://sophiebhawkins.com

Peter Gabriel-http://petergabriel.com

OMD-http://www.omd.uk.com

Mr Little Jeans-https://soundcloud.com/mrlittlejeans

Mike Oldfield-http://mikeoldfieldofficial.com

Donna Lewis-http://www.donnalewis.com

Delerium-https://www.facebook.com/Delerium/

 

 

Layne Greene:”Everywhere Around Here” can be downloaded on bandcamp for free for the rest of this month!

Yes the beautifully realized indie folk/pop album can be your’s for free throughout the month of December! Emerse yourself to the sonic gardens of Quiet Places and Lookout. While Iron Town and All We Need This Time are rich in layers and reverb. This magical listening experience is brought to you by Canadian singer-songwriter Layne Greene. A toast to beautiful music!

 

Storm EP by Dominion: A taster of what’s to come.

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Dominion are:

* Doi Porras- Vox . Lyrics
* Michael Ramos- Guitars
* Luis Murillo – Bass
* Dave Jurgens: Drums
* Ollie Palma – Keyboards

Influences: The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission UK, The Cult, FIelds of the Nephilim,David bowie, 80s post punk , Peter Murphy

Only a week before Halloween and I have here a copy of Storm by Dominion. The 3-song EP rocks until the end and leaves a great impression of what’s to come from this band musically. Their music has all the elements that genre aficionados are looking for. And on top of that there is this live energy that’s very unique with the band.

I got a copy of Storm the single around February 14, 2013. I posted an entry :

Storm is embellished with dark melodies and haunting keyboards courtesy of Ollie Palma. Lead vocalist Doi Porras reminds me of the unholy matrimony between Robert Smith of The Cure and Wayne Hussey of The Mission. The drums, bass and guitars are aggressive but sophisticated. Yes that’s Goth beauty for you-along with the term haunting.

Two years later, here comes the EP containing three songs. Usually, other bands could not wait to release a full-length album but they are taking  a less impulsive route. For whatever reasons I will find out when I get to do an interview with the band soon.

The EP starts with the title track. This goes straight into the guts as I already heard this two years ago. I know the three-note keyboard line of Ollie Palma in the midst of the portentous guitar sound. And then there’s that beat and powerful vocals. Mandirigma follows which is interesting because it is in Tagalog. The native language of Doi Porras. I love the keyboards because they remind me of those used by bands like Tiamat and The Mission. From the death rock snarl to an almost operatic highs, Doi Porras proves that he has the pipes that can give their UK counterparts a run of their money.

The Last Time closes the EP with that familiar guitar sound characteristic of the genre. This song will spoil Goth fans. And though Storm is short, This recording shows us what Dominion is capable of achieving in years to come. It is also worth to mention that I love the work of bassist Luis Murillo and drummer Dave Jurgens in this recording.

As Halloween is drawing near, I recommend Storm to all music enthusiasts out there who would like to support Filipino talents abroad. This is a perfect taster of what’s to come from this LA based band.

Visit the band’s website to download the EP: WWW.DOMINIONDOMINATION.COM