Gordan – Down in the Meadow (Morphine, LP/digital)

Andi Stecher, Guido Möbius and Svetlana Spajić are Gordan. The Serbian singer and the two Berlin-based musicians, who also work together under the name G.A.M.S., blend traditional Serbian songs and borrowings from more recent regional pop music with droning noise rock on their joint debut for Rabih Beaini’s Morphine, »Down in the Meadow.« It's a unique blend that thrives on the productive trialogue between Stecher's expressive playing, Möbius's rolling bass and abrasive electronic sounds, and of course Spajić's versatile performance.