...as imagined by Nelu Lazar
This is a folk opera, a 14-song album, two-act story, that presents the inner feelings and rambles of a random character who is gradually about to fall in love…
The songs are already translated into English, and the English album will be released soon - “of times from afar, of times from ages”, a folk opera by Nelu Lazar.
Nelu Lazar and Joedai Trobairitz & Troubadours - "Love Lives On"
From the album Beyond Collaboration by Joedai Trobairitz & Troubadours.
Details and credits in video's description on YouTube.
Listen to the full album released on December 16, 2022:
My original manuscript of the song didn't have any title, but during the production I named the song "1997" because this was my very first composition ever, 25 years ago, back in the year of 1997...
My collegemates were the first to hear my song in 1997, and I'm sure they will be thrilled to hear it finally recorded and published to the world.
The cassette tape with my draft acoustic recording of the song from back in the year of 1997 got dusted over the years, but it still reflects the emotion of the moment and the reasons for this song actually being composed...
I mixed this song in Logic Pro with Dolby Atmos, for 5.x/7.x home theater systems. On Apple Music listen to the spatial audio Dolby Atmos version... 🎼❤️🎵🎶 … 🎧 & 🔈 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔈
(Return to this page for more details about this song to be added soon...)
"Hug" premiered on April 22, 2022, on all streaming platforms and online music stores.
Maxi-Single "Hug" includes the following songs:
Galactic Folk (genre) = folk music mixed and produced in Dolby Atmos & Spatial Audio format, a genre imagined by Nelu Lazar... 🎼❤️🎵🎶 … 🎧 & 🔈 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔈
The first song of the rock opera The Seasons' Journey is mostly instrumental.
To reimagine the song beyond the original acoustic guitar composition 1999 draft recording (available for Bandcamp subscribers), I reimagined my songs by integrating orchestra sounds with the help of the amazing Chris Hein's ultra realistic virtual instruments, some fascinating Nexus sounds by reFX, and FabFilter's amazing plugins for Logic Pro X.
One day, "The Seasons' Journey" will be
The second song of the rock opera The Seasons' Journey still doesn't yet introduce guitars and other live instruments.
I rewrote the original acoustic song by converting it to string instruments such as contrabass, viola and violin.
If you'll listen carefully, you'll hear some spatial resemblance of brief segments from the first song "Intro" throughout "The Departure"...
I wrote "Sigh and Prayer" on December 22, 1999 praising heroes defending humanity, with deep sad thoughts about the souls lost ten years back in 1989... I re-recorded the song in a moment of serenity and reflection in late December 2021, and now it is offered under a Creative Commons license to all people, and to future generations, for eternity.
This particular song is uniquely released under a Creative Commons license Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).
If you wish to translate the lyrics and record the vocals in other languages, please reach out to me and/or find the English translation in the video description and in the subtitles: youtu.be/abdXRLCvHsQ
Download the instrumental stem, record your vocals and publish your own song version
Oftat și Rugă - Nelu Lazar
The original version of this song.
Sigh and Prayer - Nelu Lazar
The English version of Oftat și Rugă.
Oftat și Rugă - Nelu Lazar
Played on a Romanian cobză (first version).
Зітхання і Mолитва
Ukraininan translation of the song Oftat și Rugă (Sigh and Prayer). Anyone can make their own version, translate it, record it in any different way with any instruments, and publish it as their own version.
Oftat și Rugă - Claudiu Dan Lazăr
The first version of this song played by someone other than the author...
More music projects...
Taine Folk is a folk music group formed in 1998 by Nelu Lazar, Romell Alaman and Gena Lazar.
Stay tuned for the Folk Opera "The Mountain's Dragon, The Deity" ("Zmeul Muntelui Zeu") by Taine Folk, releasing soon...
Learn more at: www.TaineFolk.com