The last album of the band recently won the Fonogram Music Award (the Hungarian Grammy) for the best world music album of the year. The Songlines Magazine says about it: “…wild and messy, like the soundtrack to the rave at the end of the universe…”
Meszecsinka will perform this year at the Worldmusic Stage of Sziget Festival – the second largest stage of the biggest fest in Europe.
Meszecsinka is one of the 12 best Hungarian worldmusic bands according to the WOMEX edition of Dal+Szerző magazine. The band’s name means „Little Moon” in Bulgarian.
“Awake in a dream” is the latest work of the band, supported by the Armenian-Russian guitarist and producer Karen Arutyunyan. It was called “genius” by the Hungarian magazine HVG and “Maybe the best world music album of this year” by Magyar Narancs.
In this album Meszecsinka goes deeper and higher into their unique magical world. A shamanistic video shot in sacred places of Hungary was presented on the New Year’s Eve. In 2017 Meszecsinka performed at the APAP (Association of the Performing Arts Presenters) conference with great success in New York.
“…wild and messy, like the soundtrack to the rave at the end of the universe… an East-European Kate Bush or Cocteau Twins... trance-like atmospheres that recall the likes of The Orb and Ozric Tentacles, with the band conjuring up huge waves of rushing sound.” Songlines Magazine UK
“…ecstatic self-awareness, lascivious dancing, blissfully screaming and staggering sensual happiness. The vocal magician is Annamaria, an elfin singer with flowing gestures, dances barefoot on the floor while her voice wanders with fluttering vibrato and throaty tone” Deggendorfer Zeitung DE
“Last night’s concert at Drom hit a harrowing peak with Hungarian trance-dance band Meszecsinka‘s frontwoman Annamaria Olah hidden behind her mane of long, flowing hair, wailing and flailing and crying out on the beat as her own voice echoed low and ominously in response, through a loop pedal. Although this was an intimate club gig with pristine sound, it was easy to imagine a hundred thousand people at some European summer festival flailing and swaying in unison in response to Olah’s passion onstage". NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
“I guess we have received the world music album of the year, as a punch in the stomach” Magyar Narancs about “Awake in a dream”
“Meszecsinka entices you with sounds of magical and hypnotic quality” Journal Frankfurt DE
„It's that kind of folk that sneaks up to the roots of wisdom teeth. Not with the songs for the tourists, but with dancing dervishes, moaning, ecstatic shamanism of the mediums. Or a soundtrack to the ritual execution." Dmoon.ru RU
“A fascinating mix of jazz, rock, psychedelics and something gypsy-Balkan. The barefoot singer created incomprehensible magic, the music sometimes plunging the audience into a trance, sometimes tearing to pieces” Rockcult.ru RU