Sur (2)

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The project SUR as a live band and a creative group has been discontinued. Currently it is only used as a "platform" for its founder to keep releasing the soundtracks still written and recorded for theatre performances under this name.
The group SUR started to take shape in the end of 2001 when its founder was writing music for the dance theatre performance Lust by Sebastjan Starič. At first this was exclusively a studio project with a couple of full members and several guest musicians. The material was recorded in their home studio and in May 2004 they self-published their first album, 'Na jug' ('Southbound'). In 2005 the group started working on their second album, entitled 'Druga stran' ('Second Side'), which was released in July 2007.
After their first album was released, the permanent members of the group adapted a part of the material for live performances and performed at a few concerts; however, this has not become their main focus, mostly because of impossible logistics and work on other projects. So the group is still mostly involved in studio work, writing original music and arrangements. Until today, SUR has signed soundtracks for twelve theatre performances (2002 - Sebastjan Starič: Lust; 2003 - Borut Bučinel: Who Draws Me; 2003 - Branko Potočan: On Our Own Land; 2003 - Nick Pickard & Gareth Boylan: Monolads; 2004 - Boris Kobal: The House of Bernarda Alba; 2004 - Sebastjan Starič: Pepperoncino; 2005 - Tomaž Štrucl: Che Guevara; 2006 - Dušan Teropšič: Dimwits; 2008 - Jure Rudolf: Where Do You Live?; 2008 - Dušan Teropšič: An Event in the City; 2008 - Borut Bučinel: Lullaby of Death); 2010 - Dušan Teropšič: The Upsidedown World); 2010 - Borut Bučinel: Shining);and a short film (2003 - Marko Horvat: Happiness on Sale).
Recently the SUR collective has published the new collection of tunes for theatre, poetically entitled 'Soundtracks Vol. 5', featuring the original music written for theatre performances in 2009 and 2010.
Slovenian press imaginatively characterised the music of SUR as "ambiental-rock-jazz-electronica". This may even be mostly true of the first record, though the members of SUR like to call themselves "alternative ambient anarchistic hippie progressive psychedelic metal-munching jazzy trip hoppy funky beer drinkers and spritzer aficionadoes"...
The full-time members of SUR were: Neža Trobec Teropšič – vocals, Monika Fritz – backing vocals and lyrics, Jure Praper – guitar, Aljaž Tulimirović – guitar, Samo Pečar – bass and Borut Praper – drums, keyboards, programming, lyrics.
Guest musicians and contributors on the first two albums and frequent collaborators in the other projects of the SUR collective included: Marko Djukić (lyrics, vocals), Rok Predin (lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar), Dušan Rebolj (lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar), Matevž Šalehar (vocals), Vasko Atanasovski (saxophone, flute), Stojan Kralj (bass, fretless bass, guitar), Andrej Hrvatin (percussion), Janez Vouk (trumpet), Marko Zorec (guitar), Jelena Ždrale (violin, viola), Nino de Gleria (cello) and Tomaž Štrucl (vocals and beer-side battle plans).
The name SUR may mean many things, but the members like to tell people it is actually an acronym for "samostalna ugostiteljska radnja" – "independent catering service"... Which is also the name of the studio where the group ponders its masterpieces.
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Sur (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

NOR CD 001 Sur (2) - Na Jug album art Sur (2) Na Jug(CD, Album) Sazas NOR CD 001 Slovenia 2004 Sell This Version
#3783 Sur (2) - Na Jug album art SUR (2) Na Jug(File, MP3, 192) Jamendo.com #3783 Slovenia 2007
#19918 Sur (2) - Druga Stran album art SUR (2) Druga Stran(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #19918 Slovenia 2008
#31076 Sur (2) - Soundtracks Vol. 3 album art Sur (2) Soundtracks Vol. 3(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #31076 Slovenia 2008
#29994 Sur (2) - Soundtracks Vol. 2 album art Sur (2) Soundtracks Vol. 2(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #29994 Slovenia 2008
#29311 Sur (2) - Soundtracks Vol. 1 album art Sur (2) Soundtracks Vol. 1(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #29311 Slovenia 2008
#55486 Sur (2) - aLiVE In 2005 album art SUR (2) aLiVE In 2005(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #55486 Slovenia 2009
#38133 Sur (2) - Soundtracks Vol. 4 album art SUR (2) Soundtracks Vol. 4(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #38133 Slovenia 2009
#95525 Sur (2) - Soundtracks Vol. 5 album art SUR (2) Soundtracks Vol. 5(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #95525 Slovenia 2011
#106462 Sur (2) - Sharlatanus Maximus (Original Soundtrack) album art Sur (2) Sharlatanus Maximus (Original Soundtrack)(File, MP3, Album, 192) Jamendo.com #106462 Slovenia 2012

Singles & EPs

#55178 Sur (2) - Kadar Mesto Spi album art SUR (2) Kadar Mesto Spi(File, MP3, EP, 192) Jamendo.com #55178 Slovenia 2009