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Vlatko Stefanovski: Taftalidze Shuffle

Read "Taftalidze Shuffle" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Vlatko Stefanovski is always cooking up something interesting, and the ingredients in this project are inspired choices. Taftalidže is an area in Skopje where Stefanovski has lived for most of his life and from where he went to conquer the world of music firstly with his band Leb i Sol and then solo. At the time, this area was known as the funk center in Skopje with people forming bands and amassing enormous vinyl collections. As a child of the ...

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Miroslav Tadic: Spavati, Mozda Sanjati

Read "Spavati, Mozda Sanjati" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


With each new work, guitarist Miro Tadić shows that he is an artist that relentlessly pushes boundaries and defies any expectations. His discography demonstrates a masterful versatility, as he fearlessly and seamlessly transcends both geographies and music genres, all on one record--from Bach to Balkan improvisations and folk songs, from Satie to free improv music. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that his latest release is yet another stylistic curveball. Tadić has always implied his ...

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Vlatko Stefanovski: Mother Tongue

Read "Mother Tongue" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Even though in his long and storied music career, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski's has had plenty of solo guitar performances amidst the myriad of bands and projects he has led or performed with, still, Mother Tongue is his first solo guitar album that he has been promising for ages to make. Stefanovski's prior years as a leader saw him engaged in a greater variety of settings than any musician in the Balkans' region as he has constantly sought fresh ways of ...

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Matija Dedić: Matija svira Arsena

Read "Matija svira Arsena" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Recorded just two weeks after his father's passing, Matija svira Arsena (or Matija Plays the Music of Arsen) by jazz pianist Matija Dedic is a moving tribute to Arsen Dedic, the renowned Croatian singer, songwriter, writer, translator and composer. Probably there is a plethora of artists today who are too easily compared to some of the most renowned artists of our times, songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, but none of them in reality could get close to the ...

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Miroslav Tadic: Mirina

Read "Mirina" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


In the hands of guitarist Miroslav Tadic the guitar sounds like a band in a box as he explores different strands of music on his records. This versatile California-based classically trained musician has a wide range of experiences under his belt which in turn has informed and enriched his guitar approach. It is an impresive technique that incorporates intricate picking, cross-rhythms, flowing harmonics, dazzling arpeggios. Each of this man's records is a celebration of music that synthesize different cultural explorations ...


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