Noua Romanie - Rebirth Of A Nation
by Various Artist (World / Compilation)

The music in this unique collection comes from a revolutionary generation of new artists whose work celebrates the diverse culture of this proud Balkan nation. Twenty-first century sound technology and ambient grooves combine with traditional Romanian vocals and folk instruments for a musical experience unlike anything you have heard.

# Title Time Listen
1 Invisible Movies, Part 1 3:48 mp3
2 Balkan Spirits 4:00
3 Strange Incantation 4:58 mp3
4 The Future of the Past 4:14
5 Gemini 5:40
6 On the Wings of the Phoenix 3:55 mp3
7 Voice of Spring 5:44
8 La Fille de la Foret 5:07
9 The End of Time 7:35
10 Into the Storm 5:28
11 Gratie 3:44 mp3
12 Invisible Movies, Part 2 3:46 mp3

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Earthtone Records
March 13, 2001

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About the Album



From over the seas and countries, more precisely from the United States,
California, Hollywood, we received this extraordinary compilation of
Electronic-Ambient-New Age-World Music and traditional songs which unites -
finally - the crème de la crème of this musical genre!  Issued by Earthtone
Records, a division of the Sonic Images label, this compilation includes 12
pieces from Adrian Enescu, Stefan Elefteriu, Indra, Digital Art, Katalin,
Da-Ksha, Gheorghe Iovu, Revival, Levente and Suie Paparude; and what a great
selection!  Principally responsible are Sonic Images producer Christopher
Landry and Romanian co-producers Marius Cristian Burcea, Cristian Muresanu
and Sergiu Rusu.  The CD that contains also a short portrait of the
musicians that appear on the album.  About NOUA ROMANIE - REBIRTH OF A
NATION, words are insufficient to describe the quality of the album, of
which the compositions cannot be set apart as they are all super!  When you
think that even someone from thousands of kilometers away from Romania had
the desire to issue such a disc, while the Romanian market is invaded daily
by the releases of such mediocre music, it is most embarrassing.  The
argument for "commercial music" does not stand on its feet with the present
album - which I recommend to you without reservation - as it can be, and
deserves to be, an indisputable best-seller.  It doesn't have a certain
target audience, because it is addressed to all of the admirers of pleasant
sounds that we used to call quality music!  Hence, accord yourselves an hour
to absorb my words and this  music, and after this "sonic detoxification"
you will see  how pitiful are the sounds that are served to us in industrial
quantities on all audio and video channels…  Congratulations, once again, to
the entire team that appears on this compilation and I hope that it will not
stop here!  I feel that REBIRTH OF A NATION represents in truth a  new
beginning for our music.  The official launch of the album is scheduled for
March 13, 2001.

   Marian Minculescu
   Music Box Magazine (Romania)
   March 2001

An invisible island of Latin heritage surrounded by Slavic Eastern Europe, the new Romania is becoming a hotbed
 of creative expression thanks, in part, to unique talents like Adrian Enescu (the "father" of electronic music in 
Romania, thanks to his solos with Enigma).  A successful composer working throughout Europe for 30 years, 
Enescu here turns in a two-part stunner called "Invisible Movies" that features the seductive rhythms, ear-candy 
vocals and spicy string accents for which the movement is famed.  Taking a more overt electronic turn is 
Stephan Elefteriu's "Balkan Spirits", notable for its dramatic drums and gongs offset by dazzling Transylvanian
 fiddle solos and macho choir.  The fragile beauty of Indra's "Strange Incantation" is no less intoxicating; drifting, 
dreamy vocals by Michaela Dasicomis weave through meditative electric guitar musings, even as Indra
 (a.k.a. Dan Bozaru, veteran of over 20 solo recordings) deliberately drags his fingertips up the strings to 
heighten the frigidly cool ambience.

   NAV Review - April 2001


NOUA ROMANIE is on hard rotation at FUN Radio Bucharest.  This is a special collection of superlative artists in 
exciting performances.  With the recent changes in Eastern Europe, the opening of the West to Romania has 
enforced not only the exchange of artistic ideas, but a new cultural expansion and an opportunity for incredible 
musical innovations.  At the forefront of these changes are the artists of NOUA ROMANIE which marks the revival 
of Romanian Spirit in the 21th musical century.  This new Earthtone compilation captures the beauty and mystery 
of Romania, blending authentic folk instruments, traditional vocals and revolutionary sound technology to die for.
NOUA ROMANIE is the unique way to experience the Spirit of this land without a passport.  Expect to be amazed!

   Marius-Cristian Burcea
   FUN Radio Romania


"Noua Romanie - Rebirth of a Nation" is the long-awaited compilation of New Age music edited by Sonic Images/Earthtone Records.  
The material is produced by Christopher Landry and co-producers Marius-Cristian Burcea,
Cristian Muresanu and Sergiu Rusu.

This compilation reunites the best composers of this genre from Romania; such names as Adrian Enescu, 
Stefan Elefteriu, Dan Bozaru, Marius Baras, the Nanu brothers, Gemini, Gheorghe Iovu, Revival, Levente and
Suie Paparude (featuring Loredana).  In this album, one can see a combination between electro-ambient music, 
with folk instruments and traditional voices.  "Noua Romanie" is a unique way to experience the spirit of this land
without a passport! - New Romanian Music on the Web (Romania)
May 2001

An unusual, but very interesting compilation, released by an American label,
that unites a number of the best-known names in Romanian electronic music
(Adrian Enescu, Stefan Elefteriu, Suie Paparude, Revival, Indra, etc.).
This album promotes Romania and its traditional music, a sort of Romanian
Deep Forest with a nice sound and great packaging.  ****

Edward Tone
FHM Magazine
July 2001



Produced by 
Christopher Landry
Co-Produced by Marius-Cristian Burcea, 
Cristian Muresanu and Sergiu Rusu

Director of A&R for Earthtone Records: Nikolai Ugrinsky
Album Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland (Tacoma, Washington)
Design: Wolfgang Fenchel

Special Thanks to Andrei Boncea, Catalina Cristea, 
Diana Dutu, Andreas Habermeyer, Marian Minculescu, Rudy Panke, Dan Popi, Claude Simard, Arthur Szabo, 
Mona Telega and all of the artists who have 
contributed to this special collection.

1/ Invisible Movies, Part 1
Written and performed by Adrian Enescu
Taken from the album INVISIBLE MOVIES
Published by MediaPro Music (DDA)
P 2000 MediaPro Music

2/ Balkan Spirits
Written and performed by Stefan Elefteriu
Composed especially for this collection
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

3/ Strange Incantation
Conceived by Indra
Composed by Dan Bozaru
Arranged by Marius Baras
Vocal Soloist: Michaela Dasicomis
Taken from the album HELIOS ARENA
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

4/ The Future of the Past
Performed by Digital Art
Written by Cristian Nanu and Florian Nanu
Taken from the album 
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

5/ Gemini
Written and performed by Katalin
Taken from the album GEMINI 1
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

6/ On the Wings of the Phoenix
Performed by Da-Ksha
Written by Alexandru Nuca
and George Constantinescu
Vocal Soloist: Laura Teodora
Taken from the play 8 MARCH IN ECSTASY
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

7/ Voice of Spring
Written and performed by 
Gheorghe Iovu
Taken from the album 
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

8/ La Fille de la Forêt
Written, performed, produced 
and engineered by Revival
Taken from the album 
Published by Orange Music (SOCAN)
P 2000 Revival Productions

9/ The End of Time
Written, performed, produced 
and engineered by Revival
Taken from the album 
Published by Orange Music (SOCAN)
P 2000 Revival Productions

10/ Into the Storm
Written and performed by Levente
Taken from the album SOUNDESCAPES
P&C 2001 Earthtone Records

11/ Gratie
Performed by Suie Paparude
Vocal Soloist: Loredana Groza
Written by Mihai Cimpineanu
Taken from the album URBAN
Published by Media Services/Inn Music (DDA)
P 2000 Inn Music

12/ Invisible Movies, Part 2
Written and performed by 
Adrian Enescu
Taken from the album 
Published by 
MediaPro Music (DDA)
P 2000 MediaPro Music