F O L T I N(Bitola, Macedonia)
Foltin in short, is an unusual cast, whose music is hard to define, and every attempt to insert it into a musical genre would not be very successful(ethno-punk, disco, klezmer etc.).
Foltin’s music is surreal, passionate and witty, characterized with a frantic dance atmosphere, which is achieved with the fast Macedonian rhythm.
Even though they use standard musical elements, their approach in creating the atmosphere is unpredictable and above all, original. In their musical identity, an anglo-macedonian hybrid, a collision exists between the East and West.
Their language is an imaginary mixture or phonetic imitation of the world languages like: Spanish, French, Romanian, and Portuguese? their ¨spontaneous Esperanto¨.
Foltin are describing themselves as pseudo-emigrant cabaret, and often their concerts are turning into real performances.
It is not a strange thing to imagine all that when you consider the fact that they have worked on a music for theatre performances, in which they are famous for using the ready-made ¨instruments¨ or creating ambiental sound with objects from unmusical primer function, construction of some kind sculptures and installations. Their last project is ¨Davy The Bowie + Fallen from Mars¨ - cover versions on David Bowie?s songs, sounding very special being performed by Foltin. Foltin exist since 1995 and so far released four albums.
They took part in many musical and theatre festivals in Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria and they have been awarded for their work many times.
Branislav Nikolov a.k.a Wordman Rexpen – vocal
Pece Nikolovski a.k.a Pierre Capitan – clarinet
Pece Trajkovski a.k.a Peter Helmsman – accordion
Goce Jovanoski a.k.a G.J. Mastman – bass
Slavcho Jovev a.k.a S.J. Oarsman – drums
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