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Accurately subtitled “Hungarian World Music,” this disc (which features Marta Sebestyen, and members of Solaris and Muzsikas) comes with a modernized twist. In a way Erdesz seems to be going for a Mike Oldfield approach, with grandiose symphonic-like mannerisms, laced with solos from flute and sax, and haunting wordless vocalizing. His songs are energetic and uptempo, simple but effectively driven by sequenced patterns, with a signature Hungarian touch to all his melodies. Marta Sebestyen’s voice is for me the highlight of the whole work. The moment she starts singing everything begins to take shape. In one or two spots Erdesz reveals the limitation of programmed drumming, but it only proves that what matters most is how you use it. Elsewhere the effect is splendid, and in no way spoils the mournful, passionate cry from the deep well of Hungarian cultural spirit that is infused in Erdesz’ sound. It is a lot more colored, subtly executed, and daring, than the work of his rival Julius Dobos.