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Bocet is a form of Romanian folk music.

Bocet (gyászdal) is a lament in free rhythm. The bocet is sung by one or more people with their eyes in tears or just expressing a deep grief. Encountered throughout Romania, bocet is a part of the traditional mourning observances. Wikipedia

recorded in Timișoara in Green Room Lo-fi studio

The photo of The Reformation Church built in 1888 was taken from my grandparents/parents garden in Tormac/Végvár/Rittberg, Timiș County, Romania.


released June 24, 2014

Latinovits Zoltan (1931— 1976) - voice (2)
Szilamer Farkas - voice, caval
Moody Alien - additional mixing and sounds, mastering
Alexandru Hegyesi - appalachian dulcimer, bavarian zither, fx, mixing

Moody Alien - artwork
Alexandru Hegyesi - cover photo
József Attilla (1905-1937) - poetry

Written, mixed & produced by Alexandru Hegyesi



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Track Name: Reménytelenűl / Without Hope
A poem by : József Attila - Reménytelenül in hungarian,

Without Hope

Slowly, musingly

I am as one who comes to rest
by that sad, sandy, sodden shore
and looks around, and undistressed
nods his wise head, and hopes no more.

Just so I try to turn my gaze
with no deceptions, carelessly.
A silver axe-swish lightly plays
on the white leaf of the poplar tree.

Upon a branch of nothingness
my heart sits trembling voicelessly,
and watching, watching, numberless,
the mild stars gather round to see.