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Matjaz is the head of music programme at Kino Šiška venue in Ljubljana and project manager of MENT Ljubljana festival and conference. He has been actively involved in the music since 1996 as a musician, radio activist, club dj, promoter and producer of local and international music events.
Haiku Garden plays noisy, guitar-driven music, interlaced with poppy vocal harmonies. During performances, the band is draped in visuals which makes the experience even more mind altering. They already toured Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria and played at festivals such as MENT Ljubljana, Springbreak, Waves Vienna, Moscow Music Week, Liverpool Sound City.
MRFY is a four men indie group from Novo mesto, Slovenia. It’s purpose is to search and find solid ideas buried somewhere inside each individual painted with original emotions and truths. They went on a path with very few but firm objectives:
I. Loose yourself first.
II. Make sure you know what to keep and what to throw away.
III. Accept the uknown.
Following his debut album, Distracted is above all Bowrain’s composing at its best, formed of 7 tracks which arc through the album.
It sees the musician embracing his primary instrument, the piano, which is the cohesive and most important element of his sound.
Bowrain’s vision embraces his own experience, not as a given fact but as a search for ephemeral structures of music which collide with contemporary and universal insecurities.