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Carpathia Project

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3.63 | 26 ratings | 5 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Caravan (4:35)
2. Carpathia (5:35)
3. War (4:40)
4. Friends (3:51)
5. Dance (4:01)
6. Smile (3:50)
7. Meridian (4:36)
8. Fusion (4:17)
9. Something For You (2:09)

Total Time: 37:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Tamas Angyan / violin, guitar
- Zsolt Daczi / guitar
- Tamas Zsoldos / bass
- Bertalan Hirlemann / drums
- Gabor Kovacs / keyboards
- Denes Makrovics / flute

Releases information

CD Periferic #BGCD 045 (1999)

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CARPATHIA PROJECT Carpathia Project ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
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CARPATHIA PROJECT Carpathia Project reviews

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Review by apps79
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3 stars 1998 in Budapest and two Hungarian musicians, guitarist Zsolt Daczi (R.I.P.) and guitarist/violin player Tamas Angyan started Carpathia Project.With the help of session members on bass, drums, keyboards and flute the duo recorded its self-titled debut in 1999, a work which was good enough for Periferic Records to release it on CD the same year.

What characterizes this album is the strong amount of energy and passion of its compositions, which come as a blend of fiery Jazz/Fusion, Guitar Rock and Ethnic Music.Daczi and Angyan were not only the driving forces of Carpathia Project but also the two mwn who shine on this record with their satisfying and talented performances.One moment the listener has to face the dynamic riffs, powerful grooves and intricate solos of Daczi, not to mention a few lovely acoustic crescendos he delivers.His work is nicely blended with the violin execution of his bandmate Tamas Angyan, his performance has strong Hungarian Folk and Classical tendencies (Polish act ANKH come to mind) and the interplays between the two are definitely the highlights of this release.The rest of the crew is not far behind, especially Tamas Zsoldos with his incredible jazzy and complex bass lines.Some nice flute work and organ passages here and there make this work more diverse.Another clever move of the band is keeping the length of the album short (just over 37 minutes) and compress the ideas in short forms, without getting the listener tired.

Among the very good and satisfying releases of modern-era Jazz/Prog/Fusion.''Carpathia Project'' is strongly recommended to all fans of powerful Jazz/Fusion with an evident ethnic feeling...3.5 stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Fine piece of art This is actually a second Hungarian prog band that I happen to listen and must say that besides having no vocals, this album brings great atmosphere, especially with the violine sound that is so common in Hungarian bands. I loved the introduction, 1st composition just widens ... (read more)

Report this review (#2250258) | Posted by henydor93 | Monday, September 9, 2019 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Never Mind the Balkans? It seems that my insatiable love of eastern European folk music is blind to the tell tale warnings clearly marked on the label. In this case that of shred specialists Guitar Nine Records. The words 'Hungary' and 'Carpathia' are all that is required to have me sprinting ... (read more)

Report this review (#403722) | Posted by ExittheLemming | Saturday, February 19, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars 4.5 stars. A collaborative effort between the two guitarists mentioned on the cover, Angyan and Daczi. And what a great effort! The end result is a hard-hitting kind of fusion vaguely reminiscent of groups like Mindflowers, MCM, and to a lesser extent Liquid Tension Experiment. What sets th ... (read more)

Report this review (#158172) | Posted by Speesh | Wednesday, January 9, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Here is an interesting collaborative project between two Hungarian virtuosi, Zsolt Daczi and Tamas Angyan. Right from the first track we hear the difference between the two guitarists, one of them has a crunchy tone and uses a jazzy harmonic language while the other has a creamy tone and has more ... (read more)

Report this review (#135671) | Posted by Salviaal | Saturday, September 1, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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