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Top 13 East-Central European Synthpop

Synthpop was never only big in the English speaking world. Almost every European country has developed an interesting synthpop influenced scene in the 80s and 90s, some even “their own personal” Depeche Mode similes.

It’s time for a list of synthpop pearls from East-Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on songs not sung in English. The choices were very hard as the selection is vast and gorgeous. Come with me on a time travel to re-visit a music which once meant the future. Read More →

European Steampunk Music

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The evolution of steampunk-themed music was a very important prompt towards its becoming of a movement. While the whole idea of steampunk was very much an Anglo-American phenomenon through its evolution in the beginning of the new millennium, it was only a question of time that it eventually reached the European continent.

One of the first European steampunk-influenced music groups was Victor Sierra from France, a band which my readers might know already quite well. Another step towards a consolidation of a solid European steampunk movement was last year’s European Steampunk Convention. Additionally, in more and more European cities steampunk nights and events are being organised on a regular basis. Read More →

Southern Slovakia

NitraSo, finally this is working. I already wrote this article down once and then my computer just crushed. Quite annoying. Just to keep things clear: Savetier is not dead yet. Neither am I lost somewhere in Eastern Europe. That is what happened:

After I spent some more days in Warszaw my journey took me further to Western Slovakia, via Bratislava to the city of Nitra. It is about an hour away from the capital and one of the larger cities of Slovakia.

At the first glance Nitra is maybe not Slovakia’s prettiest city. Surrounded by socialist blocks, it doesn’t seem to be very special. But when you see the centre, you would maybe change your opinion. A pedestrian zone along Stefánikova street leads to the Nitra castle on a small hill. A nice river, also called Nitra, contributes to a more positive image. Read More →