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Ungvary, Tamas – “Ite, Missa Est ” – [Fylkingen Records]

cujo   5/8/2007   12-inch, A Library

Tamas Ungvary is a Hungarian who settled in Stockholm decades ago and has been making the Electronic Music Studio there his home.

Melos No 3 (1982): Rimma Gotskozik of Tashkent is the funerary violinist who travels to Sweden and takes a tour of Ungvary’s murky electronic music studio.?? She drowns in his drones.?? Who will play at the funerary violinist’s funeral?

Interaction No 2 (1979): Torsten Nilsson of Stockholm is the native mad organist who duels with Ungvary’s tape sounds for indistinguishability.?? The first in several of Ungvary etudes blending/expanding the organ.

Traum des Einsamen (1974): Do ring modulators dream of electric sheep??? Here is a picture of the lonely Ungvary working at EMS, which surely must inhabit a dark room 10 stories below the Stockholm Central Station.

Ite, missa est (1982): The most cohesive and even narrative offering on this LP.?? The low rumbling and oscillations are still present, but there are warmer layers offered, sliding around like trombones, or like dedicatee Rudolf Maros (Ungvary’s teacher?) calling from the afterlife.

Deo Gratias!?????? -Cujo, KFJC, May 2007

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zoltan says

Violin vs. descending drone on Melos No 3 drew me to this track over others. Like a melting gypsy record. Franta Louka will play at the funeral.

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