It’s not seldom these days for former punk rockers to try their luck in mellower musical outfits, but a rare few do it with such aplomb as Jure Engelsberger and Miha Zbašnik. With Demeter, they effortlessly capture the elusive zeitgeist of the noughties just as well as they had conveyed the feel of the angsty nineties with their previous and by now cult band Racija.
Their songs are world-weary, hazy, lazy, wistful and witty, happy and sad. Sonically, they are an infectious hodgepodge of gentle acoustic guitars, found sounds, laid-back vocals and some sparse piano. Whether it’s on a dark winter Sunday morning or on a hot summer evening, Uvod v strastno (the first and currently only record by the duo) just feels right.