Koromač, fearless combiners of extreme guitar sounds and jazz improvisation, will celebrate the release of their new album, recorded live at the 24th Jazz Cerkno Festival, with a concert at Kino Šiška, featuring the expanded international lineup.
Since forming in 2009, Koromač have been combining the radical genres of harsh guitar sounds such as hardcore, punk, metal or crust, recently adding jazz and improvisation to their cacophonous blend, influenced by the workshops of acclaimed Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaučič. The original classic rock trio (vocals and guitar, bass, drums), thus changed throughout the years and is currently a sextet with two drummers and a saxophone player.
This lineup performed live for the first time in 2013, as part of the Radio Študent Club Marathon, then released their debut album Punk Enough? two years later. The album aimed to cross genre boundaries, yet remain as close to its core as possible: a d-beat drumbeat, fast and hard guitars, and aggressive punk screaming, replaced by the even louder saxophone.
At its tenth anniversary, the band decided to unveil both new songs and a new sound, as the original sextet was joined by saxophonist Boštjan Simon and two Italian musicians, trumpeter Francesco Ivone and Giorgio Pacorig on keys and synths. The first show by the expanded band blew away the audience at the 24th Jazz Cerkno Festival, and the concert was recorded and released as the group’s second album, Kontrapunk, in December. The five new songs distance the band from punk and veer towards other waters. Some might say more into metal, others more into dance-friendly territory, but it’s probably best you check them out for yourselves.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška in cooperation with Jazz Cerkno.