by Nitz at Aire Libre
Nitz did a radio show for the excellent Aire Libre from Mexico representing his own imprint, AmbientSoup.
AmbientSoup is an independent Slovenian record label and event organizer founded by Tine Vrabič (Nitz) in 2019, focusing on ambient & experimental music — a world of endless possibilities, sophistication, and a vehicle for contemplation.
Ambient Soup’s label nights feature local talent and occasional international guests, meticulously curated for a selected audience and site-specific scenography. Ambient Soup’s imprint side was created as a platform for releasing Nitz’s own productions, friends, and local talents, spanning from ambient and downtempo to experimental and IDM. Each release features a hand-made collage artwork made by young local artist Blaž Rojs.
The audio-visual performance in the industrial setting of the Old Power Station in Ljubljana is centred around an icosahedral object that summarises the shape and symbolism of the five Platonic solids representing the five elements. It was developed as an interactive AV installation for the Lighting Guerrilla festival.
Plato’s Bodies has now been remade as a performance. The entire surface of the object becomes a continuous whole – the audio-reactive and mapped projections of three visual artists are united; at the same time, their driving force is the sound of the performing musicians. The lighting elements forming the junctions of the projection surfaces are used both for dictating the colour of the projections with visual triggers and for illustrating the musical tempo.
Elements for the performance have been created by communities of visual and music artists for Lightning Guerilla Laboratory, in co-production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory with Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana.
Concept, installation development and artistic direction: Stella Ivšek, Anja Romih
LED electronics development and programming: Aleš Zupanc
Visual artists: Mark Caserman, Bernarda Conič (Nibera), Stella Ivšek (BEAM TEAM), Neža Knez (knnz), Anja Romih (BEAM TEAM), Taja Štembergar (cute agression), Tina Šulc Resnik (TinyarVisuals)
Musicians: Jure Anžiček, Luka Seliškar (08080), Miro Križman (Miroki’i), Črt Trkman (Terranigma), Tine Vrabič (Nitz)
Video production: Adam Mulalić, Tadej Bavdek
Video edit: Anja Romih, Stella Ivšek
Audio technician & audio post production: Črt Trkman
Acknowledgements:Luka Frelih, MB Grip
Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory & Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana
Co-production: Bunker Institute, The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana
Plato’s Bodies was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture, the Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) and the Ministry of Public Administration. The project is part of the EASTN-DC Network, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
“Ankshis ” is a micro-cosmos of complex & detailed constructions, carefully elevated through subtle movements that make all its parts feel organic and warm — a world of textural soundscapes, full of sounds both weird and beautiful. Here time stands still, like the early morning haze.
“A true reflection of AmbientSoup’s ethos.“
Ljubljana’s Tine Vrabič (Nitz), has spent most of his creative life entangled between experimental electronics and left-field club music. After this year’s stellar debut with Urška as II/III, “It could be paradise” Tine returns to the ambient soup imprint to further expand his creative vision on a distinct 4-track EP.
“The release comes with a unique riso poster (30 cm × 30 cm) by Blaž Rojs printed out with a risoprint technique.”
Written & produced: Tine Vrabič
Artwork: Blaž Rojs
Mastered in Studio Friteza by Štefan Cerjak
Synth on Gverila by Slaviša Stevanović (Evano)
Nitz fabric x Klub K4 Mix
Trust us: once the world starts to return to normal, you need to add Ljubljana to your list of party destinations. The main reason for this is to check Klub K4, a beloved gem that’s been the bedrock of Slovenia’s underground scene for the last three decades. The booking policy heavily focusses on local talent from selectors and live acts through to VJs, though with up to 150 events running through the year, they still find space for the odd Sugar Free or Truly Madly. Dedicated house artists like this shine at K4, but you could just as easily hear electro, techno, drum & bass, UKG or hip-hop depending on the night and room you stumble into. As for the crowd, ask the countless artists who describe the energy inside as unlike anywhere else in the world.
Klub K4 programmer and resident DJ Nitz stepped in for his home club with a mix of ghostly electro and IDM cuts, the kind of thing you might expect to hear early morning inside the Ljubljana institution.
Evano & Nitz
[VLS05] VA - "V as Peace EP"
After 4 dancefloor oriented EPs, the penguins take a nap.. Expect some downtempo, ambient and experimental sounds from all over the world for this new release. Total playtime 52min. 200 copies Ltd.
“downtempo, ambient and experimental sounds”
VLS05 . VA – V for Peace EP
A1. His Inorganic Being – Sub-project-58
A2. Dices – Drawing a Blank
A3. Burago Jurchanie
A4. Nitz – Antinode
A5. Koyil SG Dub
B1. Evano – Grandel_s Musyc
B2. Koyil – Moondog
B3. Astral Conspiracy – Interstellar Rain
B4. IRS – Arp Way There
B5. IRS – Bowel Movement
B6. Sasha Nevolin – Advice Sharing
"Little Pointers EP"
After more than 10 years of active involvement in music, Tine Vrabič aka Nitz has become, with his unique sound and his immaculate sense for detail, an indispensable and binding figure of the electronic music scene in Slovenia. “Little Pointers EP” is a 6 track release taking you into an atmospheric landscape filled with sonic details giving the sound an added dimension .
“Atmospheric landscape filled with sonic details giving the sound an added dimension.”
To celebrate our debut, we gathered all our artists and challenged them to create music unbounded by genre-specific constrictions. “Interstellar Travel Guide” is a two-part compilation featuring the agency’s 24 artists, and showcases a versatile array of music ranging from spoken vocals & ambient drones to exploratory techno. ‘Volume I’ is the compilation’s most experimental part, assembling 12 compositions of calm, awe-inspiring moments fundamentally aimed at contemplation, and meditation. Volume II will be released shortly after and will gather tracks from the other side of the spectrum, exploring rather beat-driven arrangements.
“Interstellar Travel Guide” is exclusively available on Bandcamp in both digital and limited-edition cassette format. In solidarity with recent protests against police racism and brutality, and in honour of the Stonewall riots of 1969, we’ll also be donating our revenue during the next two months to black-, trans- and queer-led anti-discrimination organizations committed to long-term systemic change, political education, and engagement within the communities such as NAACP, Black Visions Collective and Queer Refugees Germany.
“12 compositions of calm, awe-inspiring moments fundamentally aimed at contemplation, and meditation.”