Imaginative, experimental take on multi-instrumental folk music
S IS FOR SLOVENIA
To be honest, I find white people with unconventional instruments highly suspect unless I’m at a medieval music recital, but Širom, a trio of Slovenians who each play a bunch of different instruments, is innovative enough to defy convention. What they make is not just typical folk-meets-mythology, although it will definitely serve to your liking if you think that the best thing about the TV version of Game of Thrones was when they had National sing the “Rains of Castomere”. But it’s also experimental enough to cater to a more complex sound addiction, and their thick, enveloping, textured music doesn’t just beg to be vivid dreamscape, a thinking man’s LSD trip, a perfectly crafted historical fantasy, or all three. It also recalls sound installations as made for the purpose of narrating a place, and teases with the historiography of imagined spaces that drenches each note. Intelligent music that also flows, what could be better?
I can be a clay snapper by Širom
Released in 2017 by Tak:til : Glitterbeat
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