Zuiderpark Saturday ■ 04-06-2022

A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH VISCOUS PSYCHO-ELECTRO SLUDGE

Music serves as a momentary escape route for many of us, but Vladimir Ivkovic’s sound often does the opposite. Challenging rhythms brought on by playing records at the wrong speeds force us to contemplate and confront the unease lurking deep within our psyche. Rather than fill in the voids, the veteran of Düsseldorf’s Salon des Amateurs and Offen label head welcomes them. Consuming this Belgrade producer’s art is a holistic experience with an added philosophical dimension that involves much more than one’s basic senses. Is there beauty even in the absence of? You’ll just have to accept Vladimir’s invitation to take that existential trust fall.