Gerd Harthus (JFB festival director) – Hashima “Tideland” Album review

Hashima – Tideland: Just before the New Year, a CD from Serbia ends up on my table

Hashima is a name of the band from Serbia. Word „Hashima“ is of Japanese origin and it is a name of the island where from 1887. To 1974. undersea coil mining was done. Since then, the island has been populated. Apart from that, the island is known during the Second World War, as a camp for imprisoned with a poor living conditions. Today the CD arrived and I was very curious. Peculiar music is what I heard and really liked. I name it „peculiar“ for the reasons being that until this moment, I never heard anything like this in my life. Serbia is not only because of it’s history, not a country in my focus. So it is really thrilling not to be able to label the music by the genre, not knowing the music scene and actually I’m groping in the dark. Quartet’s music at the moments is jazzy and in other moments more towards the rock sound. Band members come from different musical backgrounds. Based on critiques it can be said that the music has elements of folk, jazz, classics and rock music. Anyway, my suggestion for you is to listen to the music of Hashima yourself. It is really worth it!

 

Original blog entry on German:

http://jfk-syke.blogspot.rs/2015/12/hashima-tideland-zwischen-den-jahren.html

 

Hashima – Tideland: Pred samu Novu Godinu, na moj sto stiže jedan CD iz Srbije.

Hashima je ime benda iz Srbije. Reč „Hashima“ je japanskog porekla i označava naziv jednog ostrva na kome su se od 1887. do 1974. vršila podvodna iskopavanja uglja. Od tada je ostrvo nenaseljeno. Osim toga, ostrvo je poznato po tome da su na njemu za vreme Drugog Svetskog Rata, ljudi pod najgorim uslovima bili osuđeni na prinudni rad. Danas mi je stigao CD poštom i bio sam veoma radoznao. Neobična muzika mi se baš svidela. Označavam je neobičnom iz jednostavnog razloga, što do sada, tako nešto nikada ranije nisam čuo. Srbija i ne samo zbog svoje istorije, nije zemlja koja je u mom fokusu po pitanju muzike. Smatram krajnje uzbudljivim kada ne mogu odmah da odredim žanr muzike koju čujem, kada uopšte ne poznajem neku muzičku scenu i kada zapravo tapkam u mraku. Muzika benda ima uplive kako rock-a tako i jazz-a. Muzičari dolaze sa različitih muzičkih scena. Na osnovu pouzdanih izvora ima uticaja folka, jazz-a, klasike i rock-a. Međutim, preporučio bih vam da poslušate sami muziku grupe Hashima. Isplati se!

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