Being one half of a musical duo is the ultimate balancing act as one must always be thinking about the other. Pete Prison IV (Vereter, Mekongg) started Bosna as an acoustic noise solo project in 2016 and with Sticky Lenz (Just Friends And Lovers, Lonesome Hot Dudes, Lime Crush) on the drums the project thrived. The results are spectacular as the twosome give a peek into their collective psyche. Fragmentary narratives and memories as well as the examination of socio-political topics such as racism and homophobia characterize Pete‘s lyrics. Hypnotic loops, catchy guitar riffs and the melancholic voices interweave with the rough drums to form a dense melodic unit. Odd jazzy beats find their way into Bosna’s music as well as noisy arrangements, which in turn are broken by dreamy passages in the next moment. The debut album You Know Too Much (CD/MC) was released on Numavi Records in June 2021.
“Hibernation” is the first single of the album, made up of beguiling guitar riffs, entrancing loops, and the melancholic vocals of Pete Prison IV and Sticky Lenz interlaced over a rough percussive backbone, culminating in one thick melodic entity. The duo mingles jazzy beats with noisy arrangements, which are then disrupted by wistful episodes, and back again. This uniquely positioned new band is keeping us at the edge of our seats to hear what the rest of the album sounds like. – (Musicexport)