Title - 'Taladim'
Artist - Rozina Pátkai
For those not in the know, Rozina Pátkai is a Hungarian singer, songwriter and visual artist.
She is a vocal artist who has Italian roots and has come to fore with her band playing bossa nova, who have succeeded in many Hungarian and international competitions.
She launched her Minka projects in 2016, with which the all-round artist turns to fine art and to the meeting point of electronic music and poetry.
With her first two albums having garnered a lot of media and fan attention, Pátkai is now releasing the highly anticipated Taladin (via Tom-Tom Records).
Taladin has poems by Nathaniel Barratt, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, Jane Tyson Clement, Fernando Pessoa, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Verlaine and others that she has adapted to a creative jazz setting.
4. 'Laughing Song'
5. 'Sea Song'
6. 'Szerelem? (Intro)'
8. 'Põe-Me as Mãos nos Ombros'
9. 'Llagas de Amor (Intro)'
10. 'Llagas de Amor'
11. 'A Rã'
12. 'Chanson d’Automne'
13. 'O Leãozinho'
The hand-clappin', finger-snappin', foot-tappin' fullness of the title track kicks things of in spectacular style and that's backed seamlessly by both the Latin hipsway of 'Lorelei,' the longest track on the album at over six minutes, the stoic resonance of 'Song,' and then comes one of my own personal favorites from the thirteen, the passionate, cinematic 'Laughing Song.'
The sea shanty 'Sea Song' is a lovely touch and is backed by the short instrumental 'Szerelem (Intro)' before the longer version of 'Szerelem?' is brought forth.
The atmospheric and truly innovative 'Põe-Me as Mãos nos Ombros' is then followed by 'Llagas de Amor (Intro)' which in turn bleeds gently into more of the native country-fused 'Llagas de Amor.'
This quite vibrant, innovative and expertly created album then rounds out with the cheery jaunt of 'A Rã,' the crystalline 'Chanson d’Automne,' and then ends with the mandolin-led ditty, 'O Leãozinho.'
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