Colinde Netemperate

by Avant'n'Gard

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Ian Scott Stoddart
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Ian Scott Stoddart I just purchased the digital album, and after listening only a couple of times I already love this. Beautiful vocals, haunting melodies mixed with atmospheric minimalist traditional instruments makes this a unique and wonderful experience. I would love an English translation of the doing lyrics to complete my listening experience. Greetings to Avant'n'Gard from Scotland. I wish you the very best for 2019 and would be keen to hear further recordings. Thank you so much. I am always interested in hearing new music and what musicians from around the world can do...
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An album based on traditional Christmas carols from Romania
that sounds nothing like "Christmas carols"
& that you'll probably end up listening to all year long
& that everyone around you will ask you to play again and again for the first time since you became obsessed with "weird" music...


released December 1, 2017

Maria Balabaș – voice, keys
Mihai Balabaș – electric guitar, electronics, violin, kalimba
Călin Torsan – flutes, kalimba
Gabriel Bălașa – percussion

featuring Norzeatic – lyrics & recitation between songs
(& a weeping dog on "La sfârșitul lumii")


recorded at Traian 150 Studio (Bucharest, Romania)
sound engineer: Costin Dumitrache
additional mastering: moody alien

originally self-released in December 2011.


drawings by Maria Balabaș (main cover) & Maria Rakitzi.
artwork design by moody alien.
packaging design by Pat Kiout Productions.

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Track Name: M‐a mânat maica la capre
My mother sent me to feed the goats,
but food for me she did not prepare...
I took with me only the shepherd's cudgel.
On my way, I passed through the water of a creek.
Then I met a wolf cub.
"Hello, wolf cub!
Have you not seen my goats?”
"Yes, I've seen them!
They are right here, in my belly.”

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