INTERNATIONAL TAPES - “it hurts (kapar)” REVIEW!!!!


Tóth Kína Hegyfalu is the Budapest, Hungary based duo of Kinga Toth and Gergely Normal. The pair has a strong performance art bent, with Gergely’s sparse, often minimalist instrumentation serving as counterpoint and complement to Kinga’s poetry, which takes the form of aggressive growls, and wails. Gergely also contributes the artwork for the releases, which also reflect the ever present themes of alienation and violence. Tollasbál represents a fervent desire to capture the disruptively awkward and often unsettling feel of an art house performance. Standing in contrast to most of the record, “it hurts (kapar)” forcefully prods the listener into an uncomfortable state with thick slices of noise and distorted vocals, rather than leading them there via teases and the occasional backhanded threat. It’s a sludgy oil slick of guitar that’s definitely not easy listening, though it is rewarding in its own very specific and slightly sadomasochistic way.



NEW! Tóth Kína Hegyfalu - Tollasbal

Tóth Kína Hegyfalu
style: minimal-harsh-noise-punk-experimental-poetry-lo-fi-visual
Kinga Toth: singer, songwriter, poet, illustrator
Gergely  Normal: guitar, keyboard, songwriter, painter, visual artist
The „Tóth Kína Hegyfalu” music band is a duet, a unique mixture from many kind of artworks and styles. It contains Gergely Molnar’s visual pictures and Kinga Toth’s poempictures (poem-collages) via videos projections in the concerts.  Mostly the lyrics are based on Kinga’s published poems, so it is a new medium to show the poetry. The music is expressed with cinism and humour, or with direct references to the specific themes, and their relation to violence and its prevention. Generating awareness with direct means, for instance, can cause in the audience a feeling of discomfort; however, this can cause each individual to achieve a new view on certain issues concerning themselves and the environment.Tollasbál (Pillow-party) (it is a Hungarian slang which means: bed+dreams+sleeping)  Attributes : minimal and instinctive sounds and noises, honest and simple communication about traumatas and memories from the childhood.

Full album here: