If you think it’s not such a big deal to be praised by living Legend Iggy Pop (on his BBC 6Music radio show), and especailly for artistss that hail from the non-traditional in the music biz, Balkans, then you may very well reanalyze your relationship with music! The band is called Balkan Taksim, they come from Romania, and ‘Anadolka‘ is today’s exclusive track premiere on Last Day Deaf. These Carpathians create one of the most unique, hypnotic, trance-state tracks we’ve heard for a long time. Traditional instruments are mixed with modern electronic patterns, while the ‘dirge’ vocals build up a totally conceptual. A ritual for the chosen few! Will you be among them?

Get ready for a journey in the misty, psychedelic Carpathian Mountains, with this unique blend of trance-infused folktronica, beyond any cliches. Music to “die for” by one of the most promising acts of current times.

Press Notes:

Balkan psych meets bass, breaks and synth electronica with a touch of groove.

Balkan Taksim are a band known for raising a groovy-balkan storm with their intoxicating blend of sharp contemporary electronic music with balkan psych sounds & vocals!

No banging overrated techno spiced up with darbuka samples here… no standard IDM music with balkan clichés: Balkan Taksim’s music is sincere and deep. It’s not a collage, not an appropriation, not even a “fusion”. It originates from encounters on equal terms between different Balkan cultures, traditional Balkan instruments, Carpathian ancient rhythms, timeless voices, psychedelic modes, contemporary musical technologies, futurist visions… and Romanian people.

Imagine Massive Attack playing with the Taraf de Haïdouks! Tricky enjoying a stay in the Balkans!

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Photo credit: Iustin Surpanelu