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A great live video footage from our summer tour. Boats, Biding, Beware!

Live at MS Stubnitz, 24.07.2017
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Širom's performance was recorded 24.7.17 on MS Stubnitz Hamburg: ms.stubnitz.com/ Širom are: - Iztok Koren - banjo, three string banjo, bass drum, per...

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A great one from Spanish magazine Rockdelux (Página oficial): Hypnotic and epic!
Širom & Yoshio Machida, Švicarija, Ljubljana, fotografije: Jan.
Širom & Yoshio Machida, Stolp Škrlovec, Layerjeva hiša, 19.10.2017, fotografije Jan Hvasti

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Grega Kalinskifantastičen koncert!

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TIŠINA

Moje roke so hladne in človeške. Tinitusa ni več. Igla še vedno visi iz žile. Stene niso ravne. Ne, niso, hrapave so, na njih so grudice tako nanosov ometa, kot kasneje beljenja. Nič na svetu ni popolno, dokler to ne postane in za večno izgine. Ta stena ne bo nikoli popolna.
Dotaknem se jo s svojimi človeškimi prsti. Hvaležen sem ji, da je še tukaj.
Ponovim dejstva. Imam ime in ubil sem nekoga z imenom in v ušesih mi več ne piska. V sobi se nič ne spremeni.
»We have to get rid of the body,« se iz Faisala vzdigne opozorilo. Zakoraka do okna nad školjko, ga odpre in pogleda skozenj proti tlom. »It's not too high and not too crowded.«
Ponavljam si dejstva. Malo naprej, malo nazaj, kot poštevanko.
»I have my car in the back,« se skloni k truplu. »Help me.«
Zganem se, zagrabim za noge in skupaj povlečeva telo do školjke.
»Do you know that I don't have tinnitus anymore?« mu rečem.
»Yeah, nice,« zastoka in porine glavo trupla skozi okno. Še svojo glavo pomoli skozi in preveri situacijo na ulici, kot da ga ne moti, da si je z obrazom v obraz z mrtvecem; kot da je tega navajen.
»Okay, hold him. I'll go to the street. When I whistle, you push!«
»Wait, what if someone comes in?«
»Fuck! Ok, let's ...« skoči s školjke in mi ga pomaga nekako nasloniti ob kotliček, da se ne premika (z glavo še vedno binglja ven).
Zarolava težek koš za smeti vse do vrat, on pokuka na hodnik, skoči na plano, jaz pa dokrajčim pot koša in zatesnim prehod. Vrnem se do trupla in ga vzdignem, prepognem preko rame. Čakam.
Prej sem bil rumen, tega se še delno spomnim. To je bilo doživljanje znotraj kanala, vedel sem, kaj moram storiti. Podobno sem tudi zdaj osredotočene misli, le da sem bil prej poln, kot še nikoli. Zdaj pa sem prazen v tišini, dejstva se ne spreminjajo.
Zaslišim žvižg! Porinem džankijevo truplo skozi odprtino, kmalu mi ga gravitacija prevzame iz rok in potegne preko roba, pa ga sezuje ene teniske. Slišim top bumf in zavzdih. Faisal še enkrat zažvižga v »Vse kul!« Stopim s školjke, vzamem tenisko, odrolam koš za smeti in odidem.
Harfistka ravno hiti proti veceju. Kje je Franz? sprašuje. Tehniki so pripravljeni na vnovično snemanje. Ne vem, ne vem, sklanjam pogled, jaz nič ne vem. Tenisko v krivdi tlačim za pas, kjer žari že pištola, me obliva pot, jecljam svojo pot mimo bataljona muzikantov. Najdem vhod za zaposlene, da mi ni treba skozi dvorano in mimo Sony ekipe. Planem na ulico ob hotelu Imperial.
Žvižg izza vogala. Faisal mi pomigne k sebi, stečem. Ob drevoredu je prav po kmečko parkiral bel Citroën C4 Cactus, sprednji dve gumi na pločniku, zadnji pa na cesti. Faisal potreplja prtljažnik.
»It is done. I'll take care of what happens with him.«
Stisne mi roko, sede v avto, mi pove skozi šipo: »You go back now and try to explain to everybody why won’t Franz Andersen record any more takes. Or do whatever you want. I won't see you again. But give me my gun before I go.«
Podam mu jo, sploh ne razmišljam. Takoj jo usmeri v moje čelo in se mi zareži.
»Let's be clear just about one thing. It was not you who changed me. Don't ever think that. You were just a vehicle for your friend, he came, he made me listen, he made me realize bloodshed is not what God wants right now. But my opinion won’t stop what I already summoned. I advise you that you don’t release the song.«
Spravi pištolo. Prestavi v prvo in Citroën odpelje v dunajski razplet. Ostanem čisto sam v tišini, ki je ne razumem, ne zapopadem. Kakšne stvari so pač preveč enostavne. Pokličem taksi in se nikoli več ne vrnem.

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Širom kot soundtrack poglavju v knjigi Blaža Gracarja: Tat not. Celotno knjigo si lahko preberete tu: http://www.tatnot.si/TAT-NOT.pdf
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TIŠINA

   Moje roke so hladne in človeške. Tinitusa ni več. Igla še vedno visi iz žile. Stene niso ravne. Ne, niso, hrapave so, na njih so grudice tako nanosov ometa, kot kasneje beljenja. Nič na svetu ni popolno, dokler to ne postane in za večno izgine. Ta stena ne bo nikoli popolna.
Dotaknem se jo s svojimi človeškimi prsti. Hvaležen sem ji, da je še tukaj.
   Ponovim dejstva. Imam ime in ubil sem nekoga z imenom in v ušesih mi več ne piska. V sobi se nič ne spremeni.
   »We have to get rid of the body,« se iz Faisala vzdigne opozorilo. Zakoraka do okna nad školjko, ga odpre in pogleda skozenj proti tlom. »Its not too high and not too crowded.«
   Ponavljam si dejstva. Malo naprej, malo nazaj, kot poštevanko.
   »I have my car in the back,« se skloni k truplu. »Help me.«
   Zganem se, zagrabim za noge in skupaj povlečeva telo do školjke.
   »Do you know that I dont have tinnitus anymore?« mu rečem.
   »Yeah, nice,« zastoka in porine glavo trupla skozi okno. Še svojo glavo pomoli skozi in preveri situacijo na ulici, kot da ga ne moti, da si je z obrazom v obraz z mrtvecem; kot da je tega navajen.
   »Okay, hold him. Ill go to the street. When I whistle, you push!«
   »Wait, what if someone comes in?«
   »Fuck! Ok, lets ...« skoči s školjke in mi ga pomaga nekako nasloniti ob kotliček, da se ne premika (z glavo še vedno binglja ven).
   Zarolava težek koš za smeti vse do vrat, on pokuka na hodnik, skoči na plano, jaz pa dokrajčim pot koša in zatesnim prehod. Vrnem se do trupla in ga vzdignem, prepognem preko rame. Čakam.
   Prej sem bil rumen, tega se še delno spomnim. To je bilo doživljanje znotraj kanala, vedel sem, kaj moram storiti. Podobno sem tudi zdaj osredotočene misli, le da sem bil prej poln, kot še nikoli. Zdaj pa sem prazen v tišini, dejstva se ne spreminjajo.
   Zaslišim žvižg! Porinem džankijevo truplo skozi odprtino, kmalu mi ga gravitacija prevzame iz rok in potegne preko roba, pa ga sezuje ene teniske. Slišim top bumf in zavzdih. Faisal še enkrat zažvižga v »Vse kul!« Stopim s školjke, vzamem tenisko, odrolam koš za smeti in odidem.
   Harfistka ravno hiti proti veceju. Kje je Franz? sprašuje. Tehniki so pripravljeni na vnovično snemanje. Ne vem, ne vem, sklanjam pogled, jaz nič ne vem. Tenisko v krivdi tlačim za pas, kjer žari že pištola, me obliva pot, jecljam svojo pot mimo bataljona muzikantov. Najdem vhod za zaposlene, da mi ni treba skozi dvorano in mimo Sony ekipe. Planem na ulico ob hotelu Imperial.
   Žvižg izza vogala. Faisal mi pomigne k sebi, stečem. Ob drevoredu je prav po kmečko parkiral bel Citroën C4 Cactus, sprednji dve gumi na pločniku, zadnji pa na cesti. Faisal potreplja prtljažnik.
   »It is done. Ill take care of what happens with him.«
   Stisne mi roko, sede v avto, mi pove skozi šipo: »You go back now and try to explain to everybody why won’t Franz Andersen record any more takes. Or do whatever you want. I wont see you again. But give me my gun before I go.«
   Podam mu jo, sploh ne razmišljam. Takoj jo usmeri v moje čelo in se mi zareži.
   »Lets be clear just about one thing. It was not you who changed me. Dont ever think that. You were just a vehicle for your friend, he came, he made me listen, he made me realize bloodshed is not what God wants right now. But my opinion won’t stop what I already summoned. I advise you that you don’t release the song.«
   Spravi pištolo. Prestavi v prvo in Citroën odpelje v dunajski razplet. Ostanem čisto sam v tišini, ki je ne razumem, ne zapopadem. Kakšne stvari so pač preveč enostavne. Pokličem taksi in se nikoli več ne vrnem.

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Širom kot soundtrack poglavju v knjigi Blaža Gracarja: Tat not. Celotno knjigo si lahko preberete tu: http://www.tatnot.si/TAT-NOT.pdf
Širom & Yoshio Machida, Švicarija, Ljubljana, 18.10.2017
Foto: Jan Hvasti

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“Širom exemplify a fine balance between improvisation and craft.” ★★★★
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“Širom exemplify a fine balance between improvisation and craft.” ★★★★
- Jazzwise (UK)
Širom smo ta teden ustvarjali skupaj z japonskim glasbenikom Yoshiem Machido na super rezidenci v Layerjevi hiši v Kranju. Kaj smo ustvarili lahko slišite na koncertih, ki prihajajo / Širom was this week at a great residency programe Dvocikel with Japanese musician Yoshio Machida in Layer house in Kranj. What we created will be heard on our concerts:

18.10. ob 20h - Ustvarjalni center Švicarija, Ljubljana
19.10. ob 20h - Stolp Škrlovec, Layerjeva hiša, Kranj
20.10. ob 20h - kulturni dom Beltinci
21.10. ob 16h - Podobe kulture in vina I Imagines Culturae In Vini, KOGL, Velika Nedelja

foto by Jan Hvasti

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Silvij SkokKomaj čakam!

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We play before Tinariwen in Kino Šiška!
Igramo pred Tinariwen v Kinu Šiška!

http://www.kinosiska.si/dogodek/tinariwen/

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Brizit MukundaWUAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

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Another 5-star review. This one came from BBC Music Magazine (UK).

"Almost certainly this will be unlike anything else you’ve heard this year.” ★★★★★
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Another 5-star review for Širom. This one came from BBC Music Magazine. "Almost certainly this will be unlike anything else you’ve heard this year.” ★★★★★

Another 5-star review. This one came from BBC Music Magazine (UK).

Almost certainly this will be unlike anything else you’ve heard this year.” ★★★★★
A 5 star review in the new Songlines (UK): “The combination of multiple overlapping textures and elegant production is memetic, lying somewhere in the uncharted triangle between Hauschka’s acoustic techno, the Sun Ra Arkestra’s galactic wanderings and Kronos Quartet’s omnivorous chamber folk … Fans of understatement, avant-garde fusion and acoustic trance should take serious note.” ★★★★★

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Eleonora Zeneromusica dell'anima!

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Sacrum Profanum festival, Krakow, photos by Michal Ramus and AK.
“This is music unlike anything else; eerily compelling it’s almost as if the musicians are channelling music from a parallel universe.” ★★★★ - RnR Magazine (UK)
Fotografija / Photo: Rada Kikelj Drašler
A journey through memory. - ROCKERILLA (Italia)

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The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music: “Slovenian artificers of genuinely strange music … A puzzling trip into some very peculiar sonic regions where nothing is quite as it seems.”
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“Slovenian artificers of genuinely strange music, Širom describe their sound as imaginary folk … A puzzling trip into some very peculiar sonic regions where nothing is quite as it seems.” - Th...

The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music: “Slovenian artificers of genuinely strange music … A puzzling trip into some very peculiar sonic regions where nothing is quite as it seems.”
Today at 19:30 we play in St Peter church in St Jakob, Austria
Širom, Kostanjevica na Krki, photos: Silvia Vallesi

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Iva JovanovicPrekrasna muzika, magičan video... Hvala vam što postojite 💜

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Songlines magazine wrote an Introduction piece on us!!! The Slovenian trio are a far cry from your average folk band ... Walking into a Širom gig is akin to entering a musical emporium, such is the array of instruments onstage ... It’s certainly otherworldly and takes the listener on a vivid sonic journey.

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Release date: September 8th on Glitterbeat Records!

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Na domačih tleh / Back home
Skandinavski mehurček je priromal pred Škuc in se razpršil.
A Scandinavian bubble flew to Škuc and dispersed itself.
foto: Silvij Skok, Klara Vrtačnik

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Tara ŞanslıSaw you play at Fanø - just so talented, creative and beautiful. Thank you <3

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Zadnja 2 dneva v tujini/Last 2 days abroad. 
1) Weiden in der Oberpfalz - Rio Raum;
2) München - GUT
Photos: Klara Vrtacnik

Goodbye big cities,
pozdravljena ljubka Ljubljana!

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Sedmi dan. MS Stubnitz. Kot Metelkova na ladji. 
The seventh day. MS Stubnitz (ship). As Metelkova on a ship. 
Photos: Klara Vrtacnik

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RadaSem Katarina RadaSem ŠtokarTole je pa specialen pristor! 😃 Le uspešno naprej!!!

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21.7-23.7. Fanø Free Folk Festival. Denmark. Pravljica..  
A Fairy tale...
Photos: Klara Vrtacnik
Tretji dan. Das Nexus. Prijeten akističen večer v punkerskem gnezdu. Braun-schweig = rjava tišina.
Third day. Das Nexus. A pleasant acoustic evening inside the punk nest. Braun-schweig = a brown silence.
Photos: Klara Vrtacnik
Drugi dan/Second day. KunstKaufHaus Hof
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Prvi dan. Namesto v Rationaltheater smo igrali v Rat_heater. Super večer v družbi Zwinkelman in Embryo. 
The first day, Rationaltheater, a great evening with Zwinkelman and Embryo. 
Photo: Klara Vrtacnik

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Ryuzo Fukuharagood to hear that!!

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Jutri gremo!
Tomorrow we go!
Vinilke so prispele. 
LPs are here!

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Silvij SkokHidden musics 🙂

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Današnja Mladina ⚎ Recenzija koncerta Širom v Celici. Hvala!
Našo turnejo bo podprlo Slovensko veleposlaništvo v Kopenhagnu. Our tour will be supported by Embassy of Republic of Slovenia in Copenhagen.
Še malo, pa gremo. Na Dansko in nazaj!
Soon we are going. To Denmark and back!

18.7. DE – München - Rationaltheater
19.7. DE – Hof – Kunstkaufhaus 
20.7. DE – Braunschweig – Das nexus   
22.7. DK - Fanø Free Folk Festival
24.7. DE – Hamburg – MS Stubnitz
25.7. DE – Weiden – Rio Raum
26.7. DE – München – GUT gallery
27.7. SI – Ljubljana – Dobimo se pred Škucem
Songlines (UK): The most interesting new discovery, however, was the Slovenian trio, Širom ... They played over 20 instruments with the occasional burst of wordless song that added to their already complex mosaic of sound. As they moved around the stage, it was like watching graceful musical choreography.
Druga Godba 2017, fotografije Žiga Koritnika
23. do 27. maj 2017
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Testna verzija vinilov Lahko sem glinena mesojedka so prispeli. Sliši se... :)
Test pressings for the vinyl version of I Can Be a Clay Snapper have arrived. They sound great!

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Širom - Druga godba
hvala za super fotke Jože Balas!
Photos from last nights gig on Druga Godba festival in Kino Šiška.
Fotografija: Nada Žgank

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Prispeli so!
Š I R O M : Lahko sem glinena mesojedka
Datum izida: 11. maj 2017 

Pri albumu so sodelovali:
slika: Marko Jakše
fotografija: Nada Žgank
prevod: Gregor Zamuda
oblikovanje: Eva Kosel
snemanje: Iztok Zupan
miksanje: Chris Eckman
masteriranje: Gregor Zemljič

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Ema HerlecTisa Šenekar poglej!

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Ryuzo FukuharaBeautiful announcement!

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Mateja GorjupWooooow!!! Čudovito!!! <3

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Ponosno obelodanjamo, da bo naša druga plošča Lahko sem glinena mesojedka izšla pri tak:til, povsem sveži podzaložbi Glitterbeat Records, znani po svojih varovancih Tamikrest, Aziza Brahim, Baba Zula, Joshua Abrams, Gaye Su Akyol,...

Were proud to announce that our second album I Can Be a Clay Snapper will be released at tak:til, a Glitterbeat label; home for Tamikrest, Aziza Brahim, Baba Zula, Joshua Abrams, Gaye Su Akyol,...

fotografija: Iztok Zupan

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Avant-garde acoustic folk trance, played on instruments you can't pronounce: the amazing Širom, from Slovenia, is our Band Of The Day. www.europavox.com/bands/sirom/

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Janez KrižajTruly amazing (y)

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Širom: MENT Ljubljana 2.2.2017
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Širom Iztok Koren - banjo, bas boben, cevni zvonci Ana Kravanja - violina, viola, ribab, balafon, kalimba, bendir Samo Kutin - ukulele, kalimba, doma izdelan...

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Wow! Full Moon Magazine just published a 3 page preview of MENT! If you're in Czech Republic, go and grab one!

Full Moon Magazine just published a 3 page preview of MENT. Širom.

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