January 30, 2014
1. One luxurious Black Sea resort
After ''Sounds Of The Unheard'' was considered by many the compilation of the year 2012 (from the label's Romanian ambassadors Future Nuggets), next year there was a new bomb preparing its explosion - the debut album of Steaua de Mare. Five young guys, Bogdan Stoian (violin, synths), Andrei Dinescu (percussion, drums, violin, synths), Ion Dumitrescu (bass, synths, drum-machines, drums), Horatiu S (synths, electric piano) and Eugen Imecs (drums, percussion) came together after many years of jamming and decided to pull all resources together in two different studios around Bucharest. They named the band Steaua de Mare, inspired by the post apocalyptic atmosphere of the '80s from a luxurious Black Sea resort Eforie Nord. As people relaxed in the sun and ate good food, traditional songs were played by restaurant bands. Every participant was breathing a unique atmosphere, stories and vibes that are now long gone and form what we ironically call today, past.
“Bands like Steaua de Mare act as a bridge between different generations and link people with different musical tastes and different perceptions and mentalities, fighting against racism, with instruments as the only weapons. ”