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Tapinarii…best served live


Last year it was probably the last time I went to Stufstock, or a least the last time in that formula….too crowded, too many stupid / rude people, too much litter and so on.

Still, I enjoyed it for having the opportunity to listen to 3 of my favourite Romanian bands: Florin Chilian (not realy a band, I know), Tapinarii and Urma. Even though they are quite close in style, each of them has a different meaning and insipres me different feelings.

I like Chilian for the spiritual and witty lyrics, together with the nice sound, I like Urma for the profound lyrics and for Byron’s voice and I like Tapinarii for their unique approach, sometimes funny lyrics and the “get-away-from-it-all” feeling I get while listening to their music and imagining the empty (as in October – empty) beach in VV. And I also like them for both (Covei and Tanase) pretending to be some genies, just like myself :).

Tapinarii released 5 albums so far, out of which my personal favourite is the fourth one, “Ultimul Super Erou“. Still, as the title of this post says, I think it is best to listen to them live….which reminds me I gave the awful habit of always forgetting / not finding out in time about their concerts.

The last Tapinarii concert has been today (14.03) and I only found out at 23:00, when it was too late…Next one – in Bucharest – is on 1st of April in Yellow Pub. Hopefully, you can find me there. You can find out more about concert dates and info on the band on A very interactive site, as it is a 100% forum :)

In the end, I though a lot if puttin up a song for download or not….eventually, here it is. Still, before you download, I strongly (and I mean STRONGLY) suggest you buy the original copy of the album(s). For two reasons: 1) sounds better on CD quality and 2) Maybe 15 EUR spent on a Shakira album won’t make her significantly richer, but 5 EUR on a Tapinarii might mean something to them, at least moral support, for sure !

Enjoy Tapinarii – Doi Bani.

3 comments so far

Thanks for this sample! I am glad to be lucky enough to see a Romanian grupa so quickly. Providence? Either way…

Hmm. I now appreciate your reminder that this is best heard live. In detail, I suspect it would be very fun to hear them in Vama Veche where my old friend Iarba and I could hold hands and sing along. What? I like it.

I could not vote on the poll:

o Best Romanian band is?
o Florin Chilian
o DJ Project
o Urma
o Pheonix
o Parazitii

As an outsider, I can claim confidently that BUG Mafia is the best. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are the most talented of the bunch. I know Parazitii’s reputation is for more intellgent lyrics, but BUG has the beats and style (and are not always stupid).

I also feel like blathering about Sarmalele Reci being the 2nd best band. Those boys have a HUGE repetoire that showcases their skill and creativity across a wide range of styles and genres. I am sorry they aren’t more popular, for they surely deserve it.

Having said that, I loved seeing Paula Seling live when she gave a concert in Seattle. Her set was mostly jazz tunes and I think that influenced my opinion. Why she releases only pop crud is beyond me.

ok i’m so sorry i didn’t get back sooner but my internet connection went on a vacation to tahiti because it didn’t like the weather. so you can blame my not commenting to the lovely weather we’re having.
OK I’m heading over to the Kudu post ASAP

where is this bad weather you are complaining about ?

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