Trip-hop might have originally been a primarily UK-based phenomenon, but its template of trippy electronica and bass-heavy sound design has been emerging in some exciting projects far outside of its birthplace.
“Zalina”, a new track from Balkan Taksim, fuses trip-hop’s sombre mood and flowing breaks with traditional music of the Balkans, bringing ancient Romanian music and slavic culture alive in a revealing new sonic context.
The brainchild of Romanian multi-instrumentalist Sașa-Liviu Stoianovici alongisde a host of talented local producers and musicians, Balkan Taksim’s new effort will appeal to anyone interested in the intersection between contemporary electronic practices and more traditional music.
Check out the video, directed by Cătălin Rulea & Ioana Păun, above. You can grab the track here.
In case you want to dig deeper and happen to be fluent in Romanian language, click here for an extensive interview with Sașa-Liviu Stoianovici that the Romanian TEB team recently conducted.