[Music] Amplidyne Effect – Patternized Movements

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Post Global Recordings has been active in the Macedonian electronic/experimental music scene for a number of years. They’ve been releasing works onto Bandcamp, and this release by producer Martin Georgievski (a.k.a. Amplidyne Effect) is the label’s most recent. Icy post-rock mixed with airy electronic tones which keep one engaged in the way one listens to modern contemporary classical music.

[Music] Kismet – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Every time I go to Skopje, there is always someone who asks why on Earth I’d bother to come and stay such long periods of time in what they feel is an insignificant city in the heart of the Balkans. You can thank this song, the disc it came on, and a friendship with Gorazd Capovski and Ilija Stojanovski, for this.

I had worked at Tone Casualties records as an A&R Manager, and came across this disc while at my evening job, buying weird music for Aron’s Records (RIP). I had passed through what was then Yugoslavia a few years past, and knew a bit about Macedonian music, but the combination of goth/darkwave and an ethnic, Byzantine sound, came as a huge revelation. I never, in a million years, thought Love Will Tear Us Apart would sound perfect with bagpipes. A pleasant surprise which still strikes a chord after 20 years.

The Skopje Connection – Branko, Branko, Branko (Live)

Three of the finest musicians Macedonia has to offer combine with Dutch cellist Ernst Reijsinger for an amazing concert I was privileged enough to attend.

The lineup for the evening:

Dzijan Emin – Melodeon
Luca Aquino – Trumpet
Georgi Sareski – Guitar
Ernst Reijseger – Cello

Enrico Blumer deserves a load of credit for making this collaboration happen. He has been a gift to the Skopje music scene.