Nikolaj Efendi’s new album „Vulgo“ is the ideal soundtrack for people lost in a forest at night: gloomy & hopeful.
MICA Austria describes his atmospheric approach to music as “…when Leonard Cohen and Einstürzende Neubauten are composing soundtracks for deliriums”. Efendi's compositions tend to get lost in places of friction - a detuned church organ meets a fuzzy trumpet; heavy guitars get hit by tubular bells - while everything is performed with the urgency of the early Bad Seeds and the uncompromising nature of the late Swans. „Vulgo“ is a non-romanticized portrait of the antifascist resistance of the Carinthian-Slovenian partisans during WW2. It’s neither a glorification of war, nor a Cassandra prophecy. It’s a plea for patience.