! Slovenian Reception !
Fri, Sep 30th, 18:00 @ WUK Project Room
After a very successful Slovenian focus at Waves Vienna in 2013, Slovenian reception became a standard at Waves. But with a twist. Always at a new venue, with good food, fresh drinks and of course more music. This year Waves hosts 3 Slovenian bands - Jardier, Karmakoma & The Canyon Observer, while the reception will be an opportunity to meet some of the Slovenian professionals and simply have a good time. Of course we can’t do without music, so Jardier will join us with a short acoustic set.
THE CANYON OBSERVER / noisy post-metal
Thu, Sep 29th, 22:00 @ WUK Foyer
The Canyon Observer is a wandering monster that slogs through the murky depths of sludge and post-metal. Its path leads from the alienated rumbling of abandoned beasts in dried out wastes to extreme volume and velocity – all the way to atmospheric black metal. It has found its way to all corners of Europe and in 2016 the guys even toured Cuba. The release of its latest album “FVCK” was supported by the magazine New Noise and the webzine No Clean Singing, among others. If it’s too loud, you’re too old. If it’s sooo heavy, you’re at a The Canyon Observer gig.
KARMAKOMA / electro-rock
Thu, Sep 29th, 22:45 @ WUK Beisl
The electro-rock duo (trio live) combines dancing and anger. Synths and punk. Groovy drums, groovier bass and the antics of frontman Enej Mavsar who sings, plays guitar, drives the synths and even jumps a little. Their debut “Imagination & Mechanical Metamorphoses” (ZARŠ, 2014) still resonates, be it from radio speakers or TV commercials, while the trio is already grooving towards the future. Their latest single Remiss is distinctly more electronic, club oriented, calm and mature. Nonetheless, Karmakoma’s live performances are still a rock blast.
JARDIER / indie rock, folk
Fri, Sep 30th, 21:15 @ Schubert Theater
Strong, emotionally fueled pop-rock songs with overwhelming warm vocals and sliding guitar sounds mark Jardier as one of the most promising new bands on the Slovenian scene. Main author and singer Alex Raztresen draws inspiration from the best singer-songwriter, blues, folk and Americana traditions, while his bandmates, experienced musicians in their own right, shape clever, modern arrangements around his songs. Their excellent self-titled debut album is out now and they are ready to take it around the world with their intense live performances.
Presented by SKICA.at, Sigic & MENT Ljubljana