Marțolea - Biography




Marțolea is the project of Alin Drimus, who also contributed with pipe parts to Negurã Bunget's "OM" album.

Marțolea is a Demonic entity in Romanian mythology who lives up in the mountains and descends on Tuesday nights to lure with his singing and punish the women caught working.

Marțolea is a concept strongly related to the dark side of the Romanian folklore in the Northern Carpathians and Bucovina. Various traditional Romanian instruments made an appeareance in the musical expression, because they give a unique atmosphere of old folk tales and recreate an authentic soundscape. Some of the instruments are still used nowadays in Carpathians and Bucovina by shepherds or passionate people believing in preserving old traditions and ways of thinking.