Galloping Coroners

Dancing With the Sun

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Hungary's Vagtazo Halottkemek, loosely translated as Galloping Coroners, possess a fascinating, harrowing history. If rock & roll is truly the music of rebellion, then Galloping Coroners are prime exemplars. Blacklisted in their native land by the then-existing oppressive government, the band played in literal fear of their physical freedom. Dancing With the Sun is a glorious, otherworldly hybrid of space rock, prog, avant-punk, and traditional Hungarian folk music. Galloping Coroners sound like an improvisational Hawkwind fronted by Copernicus. Therefore, it is no surprise that frontman Attila Grandpiere is a noted astrophysicist. This disc comprises both live and studio recordings. The music contained within is nothing if not a basic, elemental celebration of human life and death, equally martial and mystical in nature.

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