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The Moon and the Nightspirit was formed in 2003 by Agnes and Mihaly. It is a mystical journey into the amaranthine realm of dreams and beauty, long-forgotten by modern man. A journey inspired by pagan fables, ancient Hungarian folk music and nature itself.
The band recorded a promotional EP in 2004, which earned them a deal with Equilibrium Music for the release of their first album, "Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold", recorded and released on the following year. This album was very well received and made a name for The Moon and the Nightspirit in the musical scene. They played several festivals/concerts, both in Hungary and abroad, and even at a live TV show on one of Hungarian National television's programmes dedicated to folk/world music.
Recordings for their second album, "Regõ Rejtem", began around mid 2006, again at the band's own studio, Elysion. "Regõ rejtem" is a line from ancient Hungarian minstrel songs, which means "I conjure with magic", or, in words even closer to Shamanism, "révüléssel révülök" ("I am ecstatic in a trance"), a vision that suits perfectly the mood on the duo's songs. This time they have traveled further into times bygone, rekindling the flames of the Taltos (Hungarian shaman) and reawakening the spirits of the Elders. The music has acquired a more varied and colorful tone through the use of varied ethnic instrumentation (such as kaval, tapan, jew's harp or zither), and has also become significantly more energetic and vibrant, without sacrificing the unique ambiance that the band had found on their debut album.
"Regõ Rejtem" also finds the duo leaving behind the English language, and using only Hungarian lyrics this time. They come in the form of poems - chants dedicated to Mother Earth, the spiritual world and the ancient wisdom, and have also served, together with the music, as inspiration for several superb paintings that Agnes has produced to illustrate the album. These three elements (music, lyrics and illustrations) form a strong unity, and only with the existence of these three does "Regõ Rejtem" become a whole.
The album is presented in a DVD-size Digipak, and comes with a full-colour booklet complete with Agnes' paintings and both Hungarian and English versions of the lyrics.
Agnes Toth - vocals, violin, woodwinds, jew's harp, percussions
Mihaly Szabo - male voice, acoustic guitars, zither, percussions
Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold - 2005 CD (Equilibrium Music)
Regõ Rejtem - 2007 CD (Equilibrium Music)
Osforrás - 2009 CD (Equilibrium Music)
Mohalepte - 2011 CD (Self Released)
Holdrejtek - 2014 CD (Prophecy Production)
Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold:
Официальный сайт: http://www.themoonandthenightspirit.com/
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