Ervin Lázár is the creator of a genre we may safely call
Central European folk surrealism, which takes on the quality of a
hallucinatory exploration into that part of the soul where beauty, hope,
and yearning live in close proximity with the harsh realities of life.
Péter Farkas has made a significant step towards something that we lack. He has found a perspective from which decomposition, decay or even fatigued desires can be described without giving the impression of voyeurism.
"A big motivation for me in writing The Sisters Brothers was to do things you don't normally see in the
western genre. Typically, for example, the killers in a western are
nearly mute, and sort of stupid, or cruel. So I made my killer
protagonist a talkative, smart, poetic neurotic."
That crack and the chaos in its wake last from 4.32 to 4.39 of the fourth movement. It couldn’t have been any longer there, in Klosterneuburg either. An impenetrable instant that is first sensed in the unconscious.
To sell ourselves to the Western media as political refugees would have been out of style. Therefore, we wore Russian military uniforms with our punk hairdos and talked about being highly trained KGB agents sent to the free world to destroy the morals of the Western youth.