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Aleksandar Pejovski: Um Zaum

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Can greatness be anonymous? In the case of composer/pianist Aleksandar Pejovski, and many before him, it certainly can. Unknown to the general public except for certain musicians' circles, he has been quietly releasing “Do It Yourself" (DIY) recordings of either contemporary classical music, filled with intriguing ambiances and sparkling ideas, or jazz compositions that manage to miss the public's radar. Um Zaum is a collectively improvised album recorded live at Macedonia's Channel 103 radio show, Ako Nikoj ne Sviri, hosted by Gjorgji Janevski. Fronted by Pejovski, this improvising unit creates a freewheeling and unpredictable blend of electronic and acoustic sounds ...

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Aleksandar Pejovski: Paper Dragon

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You can't really say what makes a piece of music good, but you can instantly recognise that “thing" that makes it sound good as soon as you hear it. It is far easier to say that a piece of music is good rather than describe the sort of feelings it provokes inside you. Sounds do a lot more rather than simply entertain us. All great records inspire emotions and feelings that cannot be described with words. Kind of Blue is exactly this kind of record, as is David Sylvian's Secrets from the Beehive. Their greatness is not a result only ...



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