Zmei3 is the Berlin-based Romanian band who created a new style: Rough Romanian Soul.
Their first album was produced by the renowned American producer Jan Brennan, winner of the Grammy Award for a project with the legendary Tuareg rock band Tinariwen of Algeria.
The album Rough Romanian Soul was recorded in Transylvania, mixed in France and mastered in California, following a successful campaign of crowdfunding on Kickstarter which was supported by fans from Romania, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, etc. “Inside the Rough Romanian Soul you will find love and betrayal, desire and death, women and outlaws, beauty and freedom. You will feel inconsistent, superstitious, paradoxical, crying and laughing at the same time, tasty, absurd, and unbelievable.”
Zmei3 means Paula Ţurcaş - voice, Oli Bott - vibraphone, and Mihai Victor Iliescu - guitar, vocals.