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ROBERT ERDESZ is better known as the keyboardist of the Hungarian band SOLARIS where with ATTILA KOLLAR made the delight of the fans of good Symphonic with a touch of ethnic Hungarian roots that the Symphonic fans value so much.

ROBERT ERDESZ was apparently born in 1958 in Hungary (The date is uncertain because I had to translate the info it from Hungarian) and starts his career in 1980 as SOLARIS member, along with some school friends with whom they released nine albums, but about 1996, SOLARIS is disbanded and some of their members as ATTILA KOLLAR and ISTVAN CZIGLAN started solo careers.

In the year 2,000 ROBERT ERDESZ surprises us with "The Meeting Point", not because anybody would believe he was unable to release a solo album but mainly because being a keyboardist everybody expected a keyboard Symphonic oriented album in the vein of Wakeman or similar artists.

But Robert's plans were different, he wanted to express his ethnic roots through music instead of searching for a pompous career, he joined several Hungarian icons like the already mentioned ATILLA KOLLAR, MARTHA SEBESTYEN and ZSUIZSA ULLMAN among others added a lot of native instruments and loads of choirs and vocal work.

Don't be fooled by the critics who catalogue this album as World Music because lately any Ethnic expression is lumped in that latest fashion called World Music, it's pure Prog Fiolk with a clear Symphonic and Orchestral background that deserves a place in every Progressive Rock collection.

Just lately collaborated with the "One World Tapestry" with the song "Gregorian" from his first release to help the Sudanese refugees.

We can only hope this is not his last album because it would be a waste of talent, so independently of any plan he may have with SOLARIS, I hope he goes for a second release.

Iván Melgar Morey - Perú

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Meeting Point
Robert Erdesz Prog Folk

Review by kev rowland
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3 stars Solaris appears to be part of the StereoPeriferic label, and this album is subtitled 'Hungarian World Music', which is exactly what it is. While the music is mostly piano/keyboard driven, there are lots of different elements and style. Vocals are used as an instrument, so there are no lyrics. There is interplay between different instruments, but what gives this album its' joy is that there is a freedom of expression, and lots of different ideas coming through.

The music may have a folky poppy feel, but then turn into Gregorian chant. It is not rock music, but is still music from the soul, that can lift the spirit. It is not an album that I will be returning to a great deal but there are going to be times when this will be just the perfect thing to play on a warm Summer's evening. Sixteen musicians combined to make this CD, and they work together extremely well.

Originally appeared in Feedback #63, July 01


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