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The Danubians
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The Danubians are Amy Denio-vocals, accordion, alto sax & bass, Pavel Fajt-drums, and half of Hungary's Kampec Dolores; Csaba Hajnocy-guitar, sampler & Gabi Kenderesi-vocals, violin. Recorded live last year in Italy & Hungary, at points this features Csaba playing samples of Amy & Gabi's voice, while they sing along live with the samples! Nine charming songs that chart the territory where Eastern European folk influences meet with rock, improvisation, soaring vocals and accordions.

"...the Danubians' self-titled debut gleams. Recorded live in Italy and Hungary...the album is a fascinating clash of cultures, with the vocal performances evoking the work of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, violinist Iva Bittova and Meredith Monk. The Balkan inflections - the swoops & trills - are frequent...it's an irresistable draw into the Danubians' multi-layered sonic world of syncopated accordion, drone violin, staccato-riffed electric guitars, gutsy alto saxophone, art-rock industrial drumming, electronic sampling and gleeful vocal swirls. Nine tracks: Nine winners!" - Schwann Inside

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