Music Blog Romania

Vampire smile


A friend shared this on facebook a couple of days ago. Sounds quite interesting, I particularly like Kyla’s voice.

Enjoy Kyla La Grange – Vampire Smile below

Byron – live from 100 meters below earth


Byron is an artist I followed since about ten years ago, since he was playing with Kumm and Urma. Since 2006 he started the byron project and they released four albums so far. This year they are releasing their fifth, and this is special :).

Live Underground” is a DVD that was filmed with the band playing live in the Turda salt mine. This is one of the most famous salt mines in Romania, a popular touristic place and a location considered to have great acoustics. Dan, the lead singer of byron, recently gave an interview where he explained in more detail how the show was filmed – it’s quite interesting and you can find it here (Romanian version only).

For their album release, which is going to happen of 3rd of May in Silver Church in Bucharest, the band asked the bloggers to imagine and propose a scenario to record a video for one of the band’s songs. So I thought of two of them, both of them related to the salt mine – even though I’m not so sure the guys will want to go back there :)

- first of all, I think the Zeitgeist song would fit great. The salt mine gives the impresion of a labirinth and can easily serve as setting for a prison, work camp or such. It would be a powerful video for Zeitgeist to simulate the manipulations and some of the oppresions typical for a work camp, some of them relating with the lyrics of Zeitgeist. Listen to the song for yourselves below


- another song, which I am quite fond of, is Ochii Tai. Listening to this and picturing the band playing it in the salt mine, one of the video ideas I thought of was the a boy, chasing a girl in the dark, seeing only her eyes. As I said before, the salt mine looks like a labirinth, so again the setting is there. This is one of the very few songs the band sings in Romanian and I think it deserves a video of its own :). The song is below.

What do you think? Which byron song would you like to see in a video and what would be the scenario?

P.S. Find more about byron on their website or on facebook.

For the weekend


For some energy during this long weekend in Romania, let’s go with Billy Idol and Dancing with myself. Have a good vacation!

Enjoy the video below



Another excellent guitar song by Rodrigo Y Gabriela



Since it’s Sunday, let’s take a while, sit back, relax and enojy the “swing” below.

Following your dream


About ten years ago I used to have a colleague at work who wanted to become a hip-hop singer. I’ve never seen him play or listen to any of his songs at that time. Well, time has passed and he is going to release his first album tommorow! :). It’s nice to see people following their dream and making them come true.

So, his band is called Katana and was established in 2004 by menthoru and No Mo’, trying to blend in their music both asian influences and powerful emotions in the lyrics. They released to EPs so far, with Hades Records – “Codul Cuvantului” (Code of the Word) in 2006 and “Vox Latina” one year later. They started working on their current album, “Momente si Schite” (Moments and Sketches), in 2009 but some events prolonged the release of this material. Finally, this year, on 22nd of April, they will release it in a live concert in Elephant Pub in Bucharest.

I am not that much intro hip-hop but I like the clean sound and the general feeling of their single. Enjoy Katana – Amintiri din copilarie below. You can find out more about them on their website.



A song for the weekend, to get in the mood. Rock on!

La cutari


I wrote some years ago about Natalis , sung in Aromanian language. I recently came upon another song, from a completely different genre, also played in Aromanian. Both of them have an interesting charm – it’s like you know the language, but you don’t understand a thing they say :)

Today’s song, in Aromanian language is Subcarpati (with Mara) – La Cutari. Enjoy!

A cappella


There are many ways to remix / remake a song, sometimes for the better and most times for the worse. But sometimes, it just gives a new dimension to the whole thing. This is what I felt when I discovered this video.

Basically, the Viva Vox choir (from Serbia) made some choral interpretations to popular songs. They had a hit with Du Hast and kept on going. What came out for Prodigy (a mix of songs) is just amazing! See for yourselves below.

heard about it on mixtopia



One of the best covers I’ve heard lately comes from Hugo. He took Jay-Z’s 99 problems song, stripped it bare and sang it in a blues / country fashion.

What came out – you can see for yourselves below.