I Can Be a Clay Snapper
International Release Date:
Slovenia: May 11th, 2017
Cat-No: GBCD/LP 051
Hailing from Slovenia, Širom play vividly textured and mostly imagined folk music(s). Fusing handmade and global instruments with fearless sound exploration, the results are unbound by tradition or geography. Hypnotic, otherworldly & epic.
The intertwining of diverse musical approaches, tools, histories of sounds and unbridled musical imagination and craftsmanship; these are the expansive guiding principles behind the Slovenian trio Širom. More than a dozen instruments can be found in the repertoire of Širom and at least as many musical forms can be perceived as inspirations for this new ensemble. However, despite these diverse influences and strategies, Širom remain anchored in a highly individual creative process, that keeps them from merely reflecting pre-existing musical patterns. They create an original, stylistically homogeneous form of expression that oscillates between a wide array of folk sounds and contemporary acoustic rock-style meditations. Širom’s music is contemplative, but can be sharp when necessary, it is closer to being band than a chamber group.