Ideologic Organ Vindicates Ákos Rózmann

The Mego subsidiary is releasing an album by the unjustly forgotten Hungarian experimenter

Ákos Rózman, born in 1939 and passed away in 2005, is one of the most unjustly underestimated pioneers of electronic music. Originally from Hungary, he moved to Stockholm in 1971 to study electronic music. He worked as an organist at St. Eric's cathedral in the Swedish capital, while at night he experimented with electronica using recordings of that same organ. Influenced by the works of Pierre Henry, Rózmann soon moved away from traditional songwriting and started to work on some colossal pieces that often had the duality between good and evil as a central theme.

The release now presented by Ideologic Organ features one of those works, “ 12 stationer (12 stations)”, composed between 1978 and 2001 as a musical interpretation of the Tibetan Wheel of Life. Stephen O'Malley's label is releasing the last four parts of the twelve on double vinyl and digital, making it Rózman's first vinyl release since 1986. The record will be available from 10th April. If during the thirty years of his career he never got the recognition he deserved, maybe now's a good time to start.

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