“Hashima is an unusual confluence between classicism, Balkan folk forms and avant garde racket.” – Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes, New York City Jazz Record. Stereophile. The young Belgrade quartet Hashima combines musical experiences from the past to create a new adventure that is hard to describe stylistically. They are inspired by Wayne Shorter and Vasilije Mokranjac. Their poetry draws from European arthouse cinema and literature. This subliminally intertwines with their original music, giving it a programmatic quality. Igor Miskovic’s music focuses on musical motives. They are developed through free improvisations and arrangements. The form is stripped of traditional stylistic features and it includes four different instruments and sensibilities. Its content was inspired by the far-flung abandoned island of Japan – Hashima. The group released their debut album Tideland recently. Its cover art was created by Aleksandar Zograf, a well-known cartoonist.

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