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MÁSFÉL

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Hungary


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Masfel bio:

Hungarian band Másfél was originally founded in 1991.They play a mixture of electro guitar pop somewhere in between jazz fusion, drum n bass, dub, acid-jazz and modern rock. For the years they played in many festivals all around Hungary and nearest countries. Their music was changed in time, two new members came from popular Russian-Armenian band Deti Picasso ( including interesting ethno-alternative female singer Gaya Arutyunyan). Band are known by it's long monotonous compositions where jazz-fusion, drum'n'bass and some psychedelic elements are mixed in one sound, rich in electronics and samples. They have written movie and computer game soundtracks and at the end of 2005 they released their latest album, En Garde!. On it they use some new electronics and vocal for a first time.

Band members are (2009):


vocals - Gaya Arutyunyan
saxophone, synth' and effects - Levente Lukács
guitar - Karen Arutyunyan
drums, e-drums and samplers - Zoltán Ujj
bass - Péter Sabák

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4.00 | 3 ratings
Mese
1993
4.14 | 7 ratings
Viperagarzon / Viperflat
1996
4.22 | 9 ratings
Katasztrófamámor (Flush of Catastrophe)
1998
4.30 | 10 ratings
Angyaltojás - Angel's Egg
2000
4.04 | 6 ratings
En Garde!
2005

MÁSFÉL Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.04 | 6 ratings
Kínai Nátha / Chinese Flu
1994
4.25 | 4 ratings
Ballast
2003

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5.00 | 1 ratings
Rádióbarátnõ/ (Radiogirlfriendly)
2000
5.00 | 1 ratings
Moni
2001

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 Kínai Nátha / Chinese Flu by MÁSFÉL album cover Live, 1994
4.04 | 6 ratings

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Kínai Nátha / Chinese Flu
Másfél Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Second (and first live) album of this excellent and almost unknown Hungarian band. From very first sounds you will be attracted by melancholic Balkan/Gypsy intro with energetic sax, but in a few minutes all music will really explodes! And for all album long doesn't give you a break!

On this early album band plays hyperactive jazz rock with many Hungarian folk inclusions,very groovy,with great drumming and guitar. But main hero of this album is sax player Lukács Levente. He is main soloist on all compositions, and his interplays with screaming guitar are really excellent. But even more - he leads all melodic line and contours every note of the compositions! Early Passport releases with Klaus Doldinger come in mind when listen that great music!

Drummer is jazzy, but guitarist plays real rock, so in all music is more rock, than jazz there. Having funky pulsation under the skin, music is really very positive and radiates energy. From all my experience, I believe Masfel is possibly one of leading Central European jazz-rock band (their later releases are more filled with electronics and have strong psychedelic flavour).

This album could be almost named as masterpiece, but there is a serious problem - compositions. I believe you will really enjoy of every minute of musicianship, but will hardly remember any composition, even more - all them sound as one long and great jam.

My rating is 3,5,rounded to 4 - for excellent musicianship!

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 En Garde! by MÁSFÉL album cover Studio Album, 2005
4.04 | 6 ratings

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En Garde!
Másfél Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by js (Easy Money)
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

4 stars Since this band has been around since the early 90s you could hardly call them new, but they are new to me and are one of the finest 'new' bands to come along in quite a while. Masfel starts with a mix common to live electronica bands, including drumnbass, dub, house and trip- hop, but they also add other unexpected styles such as Fred Frith type odd metered fusion-rock with East European flavors, math rock, crime jazz and even some metal. None of these style combinations sound contrived or forced and all flow together to make unique songs that are upbeat and 'catchy'.

All of the musicians are superb, but I really enjoy saxophonist Levente Lukac, who often double tracks his saxophones to get that old school 50s rock sound that was also utilized by 70s prog- rockers like King Crimson, Passport and Roxy Music. The use of the saxophones as well as some raw rockin elements keep Masfel from sounding plastic and overly digital, a problem that plagues many bands that try to create a live electronica sound. Occasional vocals from Gaya Arutjunjan add an exotic element that reflects her East European singing style. There is a lot of joy and kinetic vibes to this energetic band and I bet they are a blast to see live.

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