This 2005 album has continually been one of the top sellers in Planet Mu’s digital catalogue, and after many requests is now being returned to print in the physical realm. Inspired by a journey to Hungary, the album title and all of the track names are in Hungarian; ‘Rossz Csillag Alatt Született’ translates as ‘Born Under A Bad Star’, a Hungarian expression meaning "cursed from birth." Stylistically, the album consists of classical strings and brass combined with Venetian Snares’ precise breakbeats, sampling heavily from composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky, Mahler, Paganini, Elgar, and Prokofiev. The concept of the album came when the artist imagined himself as a pigeon on Budapest's Királyi Palota. Its third track ‘Öngyilkos Vasárnap’ is a version of the song ‘Szomorú Vasárnap’ (‘Gloomy Sunday’) by Hungarian composer Rezső Seress, which has been referred to as the Hungarian suicide song. According to urban legend, Seress's song has inspired many suicides, including that of his fiancée. Allmusic guide says “typically uncompromising and unsettling, although it is certainly constructed with great technical skill and maintains an abrasive beauty throughout. The result is a dynamic musical and spiritual tension -- and an awesome listening experience for those who can handle the strong stuff”. Venetian Snares says “These are love songs and grief songs”.
01. Sikertelenség 02. Szerencsétlen 03. Öngyilkos Vasárnap 04. Felbomlasztott Mentökocsi 05. Hajnal 06. Galamb Egyedül 07. Második Galamb 08. Szamár Madár 09. Hiszékeny 10. Kétsarkú Mozgalom 11. Senki Dala
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