String Forces is an ethno/experimental/electronica band from Skopje, Macedonia, formed in 1995. Its initial idea and mission, as the name itself suggests, was to create and perform acoustic music. As time went on, the name of the band remained, but its music changed and matured, welcoming electronics, samples and even rhythm machines, combined with live drumming.
The group's first self-titled album, String Forces (1998), although praised by critics, passed almost unnoticed by the public. The second, titled Izohronia (2002), showed a significant leap forward, revealing a remarkable range of sounds, emotions and approaches to music-making. It certainly brought the best out of the band, and it put them on the musical map as a leading young band.
Their third album, Silky Way (2006), marks another step forward for String Forces. Just like these players radically changed their complete sound during the transition from the first to the second album, they have completely changed their sound for this release, delving even deeper into electronic music. The band delivers textural ambience, synthetic sounds, fluid baselines, world music tinges and ethereal vocals over a wide expanse of driving pulsating drums, generated either electronically or acoustically.
You can download/preview their first two albums at emusic.com.
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