Slav de Hren is a rare mix of two musical personalities - a prominent underground avant-garde guitar player and a sophisticated soft-jazz and rock drummer.
The music combines the sharp guitar edge with the pulsating percussion in a cold, dry, rational, technical, machine music, but still with a human face.
Svetoslav Bitrakov plays the drums in several rock bands during the period 1981 - 1991 - Canon, Dilemma, New Generation, Slaviani and Accent. In 1991 he forms the group Slav and releases 6 albums and produces two solo albums of soft-jazz and relaxing music.
Back in 1985 George Marinov formed one of the first Bulgarian underground avant-garde bands - Wozzeck and Chugra together with the legendary Bulgarian musician - Dimitar Voev. The band released 7 albums - the last one Bergologia in 1992. Their music stretched from moderate to extrem avant-garde as a free artisitic experiment.
In the end of 2005 George Marinov and Svetoslav Bitrakov meet accidently and decide to put some music on tape. So, during the recording, the idea of Slav de Hren is born and the result is the album Tavata.