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Képzelt Város unveiled their new album Samizdat in February at the A38 Boat Concert Hall, and now they are returning to the scene of the deed to rock on the Rooftop Terrace in the waves of post-rock. With the band’s fifth major album in sound, it returned to its former, less vocal, longer song structures, and the lyrics were replaced with English, giving birth to eight songs of Samizdat that cuts into meat, often adventuring in foreign landscapes. Four tracks from the album also received a visual garnish, their latest clip Dissenter takes us to the almost non-mundane landscapes of Iceland, with its release it also offset the everyday life that felt tight during the quarantine. Now, however, we can surrender live again to the drifting power of the songs on July 16 on the Rooftop Terrace of the A38.
The band was formed by four architect students in 2005. There were several changes in the lineup such as an expansion to six members. Their music differs from the usual by the dominant role of the keyboard and the cello. This and the vocals in Hungarian highlight them in the post-rock scene. Floating themes and dashing bursts are both peculiar.
2008's Csend Utca EP represented a direction more likely towards popular alternative rock.
The turning point was the White Noise single in 2009, their first step on a new path that is being followed since then with continuously growing success.
The debut album entitled ’Mit Nekem’ came out on the 13th of November 2009 with support won on the PANKKK tendering organized by the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources. Studio recording and mastering took place at Altrecords and Bakery studios. The album is free to download from the band’s website.
During and after the recording several gigs were held in Hungary and in Austria. In 2010 the band played in Vienna twice accompanying the Austrian Our Ceasing Voice and the French Bye Horus.
In Hungary they played with Anneke van Giersbergen from Netherlands, Jeniferever from Sweden, Zeni Geva from Japan, Constants from the US, Heirs from Australia, Our Ceasing Voice, Bye Horus and to list some Hungarians: Turbo, marionette ID and pozvakowski.