Boomkat Product Review:
Turns out that one of the products of communist Hungary during the '70s was an amazing selection of psychedelic rock bands. Who knew? Well, clearly the folks at Finders Keepers have been in on this for a while, because they cottoned on to the alluring wigouts of Sarolta Zalatnay a while back, reissuing her eponymous LP to glowing reviews a good twenty-five years or so after its original release. As this album demonstrates, Zalatnay was by no means a one-off. Artists like Kati Kovacs, and bands such as Skorpios and Piramis were all experimenting with adventurous, prog-tinged funk rock. However, if there's one thing to be learned from this compilation, it's that the Hungarian scene of the '70s was far from a single, unfragmented movement, and within this community of performers you'll hear music that ranges from the protracted far-outness of Omega's experimental epic ' to the knockabout, goodtime glam boogie of Meteor & Demjen Ferenc's 'Kivánj Te Is Nekem Szép, Jó Éjszakát'. The weighty and authoritative booklet (with an intro written by Ms. Zalatnay, no less) adds a necessary air of rigour and context to the compilation, which otherwise could easily have come across as a bit of a novelty item. Awesome.