“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson
World Music by Arany Zoltán
An amazingly talented musician, Arany Zoltán was born in 1976 in Debrecen, Hungary. He began to play music at the age of four and later studied cello and guitar. At 20 years of age, he turned to folk and Medieval music.
Besides his native tongue of Hungarian, Arany speaks Spanish and English and sings each song in the original language – Brezhoneg, Turkish, Gallego, Bulgarian, Gaelic, Macedonian, Latin and others. He first played the mandolin and later learned to play the accordion as well as a long list of instruments from cultures around the world:
|Arany Zoltán playing the Hungarian bagpipe or “duda” (made of goatskin)|
|Arany Zoltán playing a bodhrán – Irish drum|
Making Mirrors, which received four stars from Rolling Stone, is making waves thanks to its stunning first single “Somebody That I Used To Know” (featuring guest vocals by New Zealand singer Kimbra.) which is currently nestled in the Australian Top 10. Gotye received seven ARIA nominations for his work.
Making Mirrors is pop at its most precise, but also electronic music at its most emotional. The record delves into dub, Detroit-era Motown soul, stadium-size politi-pop, synth-folk and world music on glorious, sprawling, huge-hearted songs. -excerpt artist feature, Amazon