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Lih Kadim (Jaka Berger / Marko Jenic / Jure Borsic / Andre Bost Ruda / Jost Drasler / Vid Drasler): (FMR)

With shared background in Slovik groups and ensembles including work with Szilárd Mezei and the Olfamoštvo ensemble, the Lih Kadim sextet of electroacoustic improvisers is heard in an exceptional 2021 concert of innovative and exploratory interaction, each recording taken from a successive night performing at the Cultural Centre, Bistrica Ob Sotli in Slovenia.

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Jaka Berger-living sampling, modular synth

Marko Jenic-violin

Jure Borsic-reeds

Andre Bost Ruda-electric guitar

Jost Drasler-double bass

Vid Drasler-drums

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Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR 645
Squidco Product Code: 32491

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at the Cultural Centre, Bistrica Ob Sotli, Slovenia, in February by Damjan Dobrina., 2021,

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With shared background in Slovik groups and ensembles including work with Szilárd Mezei and the Olfamoštvo ensemble, the Lih Kadim sextet of electroacoustic improvisers is heard in an exceptional 2021 concert of innovative and exploratory interaction, each recording taken from a successive night performing at the Cultural Centre, Bistrica Ob Sotli in Slovenia.

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Artist Biographies

Jaka Berger is a drummer/percussionist based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, known for the groups Darla Smoking, Red moon feat. Umdhlebi, Ludovik material, TheB.bees noise duo, and Part’ja / The Game (Composition for string table, card deck, dices and tools).

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"Jure Boršič is a Slovenian reed player, a member of the groups Bootleg Unit, Kombo B, Koromač, Orkester Brez Meja / Orchestra Senza Confini, TiTiTi, and Lih Kadim."

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Andrej Boštjančič: "Slovenian guitar player. Born 21 May 1977 in Celje. Back in 1995 he accepted invitation by the members of tamburas band in KUD Bistrica ob Sotli. In spring of 1998 he founded Zmajev rep, still very creative band performing own jazz-rock music. Then he started his collaboration with integrated music band The Kripls. During the wintertime in 2006 he made recordings for debut album by singer-songwriter Tadej Vesenjak from Prlekija. Following year's spring he and Polona Žalec founded Brencl banda."

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Jošt Drašler:

"In addition to musicology, Jošt Drašler studied double bass at the Regional Conservatory in Klagenfurt with prof. Uli Langthaler. Recently, he has been intensively engaged in areas of contemporary music practices with an emphasis on free improvisation. His interest is in the potentiality of risk and it's natural development, which generates unpredictable sound textures.

He regularly participates and organizes workshops for free improvised music (BCMF, Raziskava, refleksija, Rojišče, Mariboring, 4 States Sessions, Improcon etc.). He is cooperating with a wide variety of musicians from highly diverse genres. His broad understanding of music is crossed by various genre frames from free jazz and freely improvised music through avant-rock to flamenco.

He collaborates with Zavod Sploh as a curator of the musical part of Neforma, he co-curated also a concert in the framework of Zvokotok cycle. A recording of his solo concerts is a part of the iMstrument collection. He performed at concerts in the framework of Confine aperto and Zvokotok series, Sonce in sončice po vsem svetu, RR and on international tours, at the Sound Disobedience festival and at the Neforma dance-music improvisation series. In 2013 an album with Drašler / Karlovčec / Drašler trio entitled Stir, released by Sploh in co-production with l`innomable. With the mentioned trio he performed at festivals across Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Serbia and Croatia. Record was very well received among the critics, as it is in many ways a pioneering product in our geographical area.In 2018 his solo debut The Balloon Catcher was released. He also co-created a compilation Neposlušno."

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"Vid Drašler is from Bistrica ob Sotli, where he worked in the jazz-rock Dragon's Tail and the band Malik. With the band Balžalorsky - Drasler they created a surplus on the domestic jazz scene. The same sensible drum in the Chanson Orchestra. It reached its next climax with the Drasler - Karlovcec - Drasler trio, in which noisier improvisation does not in any way mean less clarity.

He has also participated in several theater projects and with Zlatko Kaučič's Komb, where he studied for four years. He is also active as a music educator and co-designer of music events in Vrhnika and the engine of an improvisation workshop right there.

He has also collaborated with musicians such as: Zlatko Kaucic, Vitja Balzalorsky, Jošt Drasler, Marko Karlovcec, Andrej Boštjancic, Andrej Fon, Tomaz Grom, Cene Resnik, Kaja Draksler, Mario Rechtern, Linda Sharrock, Petr Zelenka, Samo Kutin, Tao G Vrhovec Sambolec ...

As part of the Sploh Institute program, he has repeatedly presented his work at Confine aperto, Zvokotok, Sun and Sunshine concerts around the world, RR public presentations, international guest appearances, the Neforma improvisation dance and music series, the Disobedient Festival and the Disobedient CD . With the recording of a solo concert, he participates in the iMštrument project. The publishing house has even released an excellent solo debut entitled Huddle , the band triplicate CD My ear has sharp edges and Stir with a band Drašler / Karlovčec / Drašler."

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Track Listing:

1. Saturday 10:36

2. Friday 35:36

3. Sunday 04:58

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