Posts Tagged ‘István Gazdag’

First Aid 4 Souls – Trashcathedral * just released

2016/06/18

First Aid 4 SoulsTrashcathedral“ just released. Listen via Deezer @ https://www.deezer.com/album/13327011

First Aid 4 Souls – The Broken Mirror (Self Mix) * coming soon …..

2013/10/20

Cover The Broken Mirror (Selfmix) 2013 Front 700 x700

First Aid 4 Souls – The Broken Mirror (Self Mix)
CD Nr.: 1001036
EAN 4050486107720
Genre: Electronic
Subgenre: Electro, industrial dance
Release date: 6th of Dec., 2013

Tracklist:
01 Painkiller (Club Version Selfmix)
02 Notes from Underground (Club Version Selfmix)
03 House Harkonnen (Club Version Selfmix)
04 Quiddity (Enemy at the Gates Version Selfmix)
05 Fortress (Selfmix)
06 Soulscape (Selfmix)
07 Nebula (Synthpop Version Selfmix)
08 Lifeforce (Club Version Selfmix)
09 Among Strangers (Industrial Version Selfmix)
10 The Watchmman’s Circle (Tribal Version Selfmix)
11 Paradigm Shift (Club Version Selfmix)
12 Crime and Punishment (Club Version Selfmix)
13 No Mercy (Club Version Selfmix)
14 Reconquista (Club Version Selfmix)
15 You Are in a Box (C64 Version Selfmix)
16 The Thirteen Floor (Selfmix)
17 Painkiller (Extended Version Selfmix)

Vocals:

Aaron Russell – Impurfekt : 1,3, 4, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17
Balázs Frank – V.e.N.: 5
Mark Duffield – I’am One : 2, 6, 12
Árpád Ciprián Asbóth – Impact Pulse : 7
Mir Colon – KIFOTH : 9
Dávid Konsitzky – Csaknekedkislány : 13
Eszter Ágoston – : 11
István Gazdag – : 10

Lyrics by: István Drimal, Aaron Russell, Árpád Ciprián Asbóth,
Mir Colon, Dávid Konsitzky, Balázs Frank and István Gazdag

Produced by: István Gazdag and Al Dente (Intrendent)
Mastered by: István Gazdag
Artwork, Design and Layout: Gábor Vető

All music and remix by: István Gazdag

Review First Aid 4 Souls – Beyond the Galaxy @ D.L.K., England

2013/06/21


First Aid 4 Souls: Beyond The Galaxy
Posted by Vito Camarretta (@) Electronics / EBM / Electronica
Industrial Music / Industrial Metal / Aggro Industrial / Electro Metal
Techno / Trance / Goa / Drum’n’Bass / Jungle / Tribal / Trip-Hop

2013
cover Artist: First Aid 4 Souls
Title: Beyond The Galaxy
Format: CD
Label: Electro Arc (@)
Rated: *****
The motley milkshake of influences (I could mention Velvet Acid Christ, Infected Mushroom, Chemical Brothers, Skinny Puppy, The Young Gods, Front Line Assembly and other acts from techno and old-school electro-industrial scene) which could be distinguished in the sonic cauldron by Hungarian electronic project First Aid 4 Souls, led by Istvan Gazdag, doesn’t make it a sort of clone and the rising acclaim by many electro followers outside Hungarian boundaries, which are often unwilling to hail new bands when they’re not somehow original or when ladling by some „exotic“ new act sounds too closer to an act of plundering, could be a clue of the genuineness of their style, which focuses on a sturdy mixture of retro-futuristic cyber sounds, acidolous melodic lines which got erected on fierce psy-trance and electro sonorities, hammering drums, heavy guitar riffs, blunting bleeps, sci-fi atmospheres where the threshold between bogus and reality is very thin and meaningful lyrics, which quotes contemporary delusions, concerns and dreams of an altered world where the more or less obtrusive or deviated relations between biological and technological sound pivotal and inspiring. On the occasion of this new chapter whose title „Beyond The Galaxy“ could be confused with the advertising campaign related to the launch of some new technological device by Samsung, Istvan grafts seven different voices into his electronic grounds, which sounds more aggressive on the first half of the release before veering towards IDM and ambient-oriented tracks on the second half. The robotic agnition of the initial „Gemini“ (I think it’s the fourth or fifth release which starts with a track titled „Gemini“ this year…), the genetical adulteration screamed by Balazs Frank on a wall of distorted guitars, demanding lyrics and swirling beats of „Alien Implant„, the nervous electric flurries of „Visitors„, the breath-holding speedups on the pressing thinking caps superbly interpreted by Vikki Ricci on „Brave New World„, the electric shocks of the meaningful „Chaos Cultist“ are some of the better moments of the aggressive side of „Beyond The Galaxy„, while the blinding beams of an everlasting night sung by Mark Duffield on the enthralling „Here Comes The Light„, the lulling astral bleeps and the icy warmth of Linda Daemon’s voice of „Vimana Grha„, the obscure steaming engine and the disturbed vocal broadcast by Aaron Russell (Impurfekt) from some interfering netherworld on „Quiddity“ and the immersion into an ocean of ice-cold silicon steel and the crystalline emotionalism of „Android“ counterbalance the scorching hot side of the release with more relaxed, slow-paced but likewise meaningful tunes. Heartstrings „cyberism“ with emotional and rhythmical primers.

Quelle:
http://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=7690

Review First Aid 4 Souls • Beyond The Galaxy • @ • Dark Entries, Belgium

2013/06/21

16/07/2013 : First Aid 4 Souls – Beyond The Galaxy
Label: Electro Arc
Review by Marjolein Laenen

In 2011 verscheen het geweldige album ‚Deathstep‚ van de Hongaarse band First Aid 4 Souls; wat mij betreft één van de beste donkere elektronische releases van dat jaar (#3 in mijn top 10 van 2011). Ik was dan ook erg benieuwd naar de opvolger van dit pareltje. Componist Istvan Gazdag brengt aan de lopende band muziek uit; het merendeel in digitale vorm (zo bijvoorbeeld de gratis te downloaden reeks ‚Selected Electro Works‚, waarvan reeds 4 delen verkrijgbaar zijn). ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ is de 4de fysieke release in de FA4S-discografie, na ‚My Favorite Pain‚, ‚Brutpop‚ en ‚Deathstep‚. En zoals te verwachten viel, is de stijl op dit album weer enorm gevarieerd. De groep staat nu eenmaal bekend om haar eclecticisme. Van electro tot psytrance/acid tot industrial metal tot ambient: ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ heeft het allemaal.

Naast de verscheidenheid aan muzikale stijlen heeft de nieuwe First Aid 4 Souls naar goede gewoonte nog een andere troef: de verscheidenheid aan (gast)vocalisten. Maar liefst 8 in totaal, onder wie ook enkele nieuwe namen (Balazs Frank, Vikki Ricci en Árpád Ciprián Asbóth). Ik ben ook verheugd dat „veteraan“ Aaron Russell van Impurfekt weer van de partij is. Hij heeft destijds meegewerkt aan enkele memorabele tracks op ‚Deathstep‚ en ik krijg maar niet genoeg van ’s mans begeesterende vocals. Op ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ leent hij zijn stem aan 5 van de 13 tracks, waarmee hij de recordhouder op deze plaat is, op de voet gevolgd door nieuwkomer Balazs Frank, die 4 andere nummers voor zijn rekening neemt. Van Vikki Ricci (‚Brave New World‚) en Linda Daemon (‚Vimana Grha‚) ben ik persoonlijk niet zo’n fan, maar ik beschouw de diversiteit van vocals op FA4S-releases sowieso als een pluspunt. Leuk detail: Istvan Gazdag zelf maakt enkel een verschijning als backing vocalist in de track ‚Chaos Cultist‚. Ik heb de indruk dat de mastermind zich comfortabeler voelt achter zijn gear, wat natuurlijk zijn volste recht is.

Vergeleken met ‚Deathstep‚ is de toon op ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ een stuk luchtiger. De nadruk ligt ditmaal minder op agressieve industrial en EBM, maar meer op melodieuze electro en trance. Het uptempo ‚Visitors‚ is hiervan een goed voorbeeld. Ook het gebruik van industrial metal-gitaren is prominenter, zoals ondermeer te horen in ‚Brave New World‚ en ‚Alien Implant‚. De rustigste tracks zijn ‚The Thirteenth Floor‚ en ‚Android‚, die minimaal zijn qua instrumentatie, maar gedragen worden door een bijzonder sterke vocale prestatie vanwege Aaron Russell (en in het geval van ‚Android‚ ook vanwege Attila Palfalvy). ‚Massaraksh‚ is het meest atypische nummer, al is het zeker niet de eerste keer dat First Aid 4 Souls tribal gaat (denken we maar aan ‚The Watchman’s Circle I‘ op ‚Deathstep‚). De enige track met vrouwelijke vocals is ‚Vimana Grha‚, maar zoals hoger gezegd kan de zangprestatie van Linda Daemon (die een nogal snerpende stem heeft) mij niet echt bekoren. Wel heel sterk: de vocals van Balazs Frank in ‚Chaos Cultist‚, deze van Árpád Ciprián Asbóth in ‚Nebula‚ en deze van Aaron Russell in ‚Quiddity‚, een track die met zijn duur van meer dan 9 minuten meteen ook de langste op het album is.

Met ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ heeft First Aid 4 Souls wederom hun talent voor gevarieerde, prachtig gecomponeerde donkere elektronische muziek bewezen. Persoonlijk vind ik ‚Deathstep‚ nog net dat beetje meer hebben, maar dat neemt niet weg dat ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ een uitermate genietbaar album is. Knappe prestatie vanwege Istvan Gazdag en co.

Quelle:

First Aid 4 Souls • Beyond The Galaxy • CD • Dark Entries.

First Aid 4 Souls – Beyond the Galaxy * review @ Intravenous

2013/06/16




Firs Aid 4 Souls
Beyond The Galaxy
Electro Arc

István Gazdag aka First Aid 4 Souls has been pushing a rich sound that comprises of psy-acid, industrial-noise and dark ambient, and electro-soundscapes for for a number of years, building an impressive back catalogue. The recent releases have all been part of the ‚Selected works‚ series which cover different aspects of the sound. ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ however, sees all these elements return to interact with each other once again. The result of which is a sublime blend of catchy dance music and experimental embellishments.

The bulk of the album is rooted in dark electro and ebm for the compulsive dance quality that the band has already exhibited so well in the past. But by combining it with the experimental elements, some industrial-friendly guitar and distorted vocals, to give it a dark underbelly for a fuller and more dynamic edge.

Songs like ‚Gemini‚, ‚Chaos Cultist‚, ‚Visitors‚ and ‚Quiddity‚ give the album its harder side. While tracks like ‚Here Comes The Light‚, ‚Vimana Grha‚, and ‚Android‚ entice the listener into ever more ambient electro waters. Quite simply, this is an eclectic mix that distils the best of the First Aid 4 Souls back catalogue into an intelligent and exciting listening experience.

The production for the most part is perfect. It’s crisp, clean and modern. However there are one or two points where the guest vocals don’t really fit into the mix as they should and instead come off a little jarring. But across the thirteen tracks this is thankfully a rare occurrence.

First Aid 4 Souls have, until now, been one of the best kept secrets in the Eastern European electro scene. But armed with an album such as this, it would be a travesty if they didn’t break out into the wider international scene when there is so much club hit potential on display. ‚Beyond The Galaxy‚ is an album that the band can really push hard to see where it takes them.

by Sean M. Palfrey

Quelle:
http://www.intravenousmag.co.uk/2013/06/review-first-aid-4-souls-beyond-galaxy.html

V.E.N. – Last Seconds review @ Altered Frequencies

2013/06/16



V.e.N. aka Virtual Explorer of Noise are an industrial act from Budapest, Hungary. The band mix EBM and aggressive industrial on this EP. It was mastered and recorded by István Gazdag (First Aid 4 Souls) and it features four versions of the title track plus a demo track.

Last Seconds (2013 Edit)” is a really beat heavy track with shouted vocals and great keyboard stabs that would sound awesome in a club. “Last Seconds (EBM Version by Cyberpsiichosis)” is a more euro house version, but still keeping the integrity of the song. “Last Seconds (Industry Mix)” has more electronic sounds going on, kind of acid house touches here and there, but it still keeps the song from sounding unlike the original version. “Half Dead Life (Demo)” is a really cool sounding instrumental track that has a nice mix of EBM and early techno. “Last Seconds (First Version)” is the original and still is the most powerful of the remixes on here, sounding strong and in your face and makes you want to shout along to it.

A nice EP with really well done remixes that don’t stray from the original a lot, instead they add to the original and give it a nice push into a different sound. I’m looking forward to more from them in the future.

V.e.N. – Last Second * review @ Intravenous Magazin

2013/04/25

V.E.N.
Last Seconds
ELECTRO ARC

V.E.N, AKA Virtual Explorer of Noise are one of the newest industrial acts to emerge from eastern Europe. The band mix ebm and aggressive industrial in the vein of early Suicide Commando, Combichrist and Grendel, which isn’t the most original concoctions these days, but their début EP ‚Last Seconds‚ nonetheless shows a lot of potential from the Hungarian trio.

Mastered and recorded by István Gazdag (First Aid 4 Souls), the EP features four versions of the title track plus a demo, so there really isn’t much in the way of scope for an initial presentation. That said the title track is a pretty solid offering with it’s strong dance beats and catchy melodies. However the Last SecondEBM Version‚ by Cyberpsiichosis and the ‚Industry Mix‚ feel like the strongest versions of the song. ‚Half Dead Life‚ is a nice danceable instrumental that, despite its rough style, is a solid piece of songwriting. The final version of ‚Last Seconds‚ is the demo song, and with three perfectly viable alternatives preceeding it is just superfluous.

It would have been nice to get another finished song on the EP or even a remix of an unreleased track. But for a first venture ‚Last Seconds‚ isn’t bad. Yes it is a little blinkered and could do with some tweaking here and there. But ultimately it is enjoyable and shows promise.
Posted in: Last Seconds,music,V.E.N
Quelle: http://www.intravenousmag.co.uk/2013/02/review-ven-last-seconds.html

V.e.N. Last Seconds – snippets
https://soundcloud.com/electro-arc/v-e-n-last-seconds-ep-snippets

(First Aid 4 Souls) Terra Incognita [04] Neverharmony

2012/12/07

First Aid 4 Souls – Terra Incognita
Selected Electro Works Vol 4
All Music by István Gazdag
Original painting by Eduardo Pola
Cover Layout by silver
Published by Electro Arc Label Germany and
skinnypuppy.hu

First Aid 4 Souls – Terra Incognita * Selected electro works Vol 4

2012/12/06


First Aid 4 SoulsTerra Incognita
Selected Electro Works Vol 4

01 Eden
02 End Of The Line
03 2622 (Ambient Version)
04 Neverharmony
05 Eternal Love
06 Lost Dream
07 Orion Shall Rise
08 Fairy
09 Future Sound Of Asia
10 Glamour
11 Heaven
12 High Earth Orbit
13 Imany

running time 1:02:44

All Music by Istvan Gazdag
Original painting by Eduardo Pola
Cover Layout by silver
Published by Electro Arc Label Germany and
http://www.skinnypuppy.hu

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Review @ Intravenous Magazine, GB
http://www.intravenousmag.co.uk/2013/01/review-first-aid-4-souls-terra.html

First Aid 4 Souls – Fountain Of Joy * review at Dominion mag

2012/07/23

Rev: First Aid 4 Souls – ‚Fountain Of Joy – Selected Electro Works Vol. 3‘

 By Sean Palfrey on Jul 18, 2012 | In CD Reviews |

FIRST AID 4 SOULS
‚Fountain Of Joy – Selected Electro Works Vol. 3‘
ELECTRO ARC + skinnypuppy.hu

Fountain Of Joy‚ is the third part of First Aid 4 Souls
Selected ElectroWorks‚ series.
Each release in the series is a compilation of early songs that follows a theme, in this case it is a more ambient approach to their electro-industrial formula.

István Gazdag and his cohorts have been slogging away in the former eastern block for a number of years now, and this series really highlights just what the rest of Europe has been missing. For one project to have such an eclectic sound may be seen as a scatter-shot approach, it has created a wealth of interesting experiments that the band can continually draw upon.

As with the previous two instalments, the songs go back a few years so the approaches and recording styles do differ across the fifteen tracks. Yet the album has been carefully arranged and mastered so that is does still feel like an album, rather than a combination.

The album is subtle and engaging but still very relaxing. The overall sound is one that maintains a balance between the ambient atmospheres of Enigma and the beat driven, ethnic infused style of Juno Reactor with songs like ‚Homeland‚, ‚Okinha‚, ‚Ibn Battuta‚, ‚Tunisian Rose‚ and ‚Heaveh‚ being particular highlights.

First Aid 4 Souls prove that they are a band for eclectic electro bands here. They keep one foot in their dance orientated comfort zone, yet they freely wander abroad in different styles and genres in order to create something more unique.

[4/5]


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