Post-socialist antics with Pizza Noise Mafia

From Ljubljana to Skopje, turbofolk to Romanian post-punk trance and iconic Yugo cars to brutalist socialist structures, Pizza Noise Mafia – the brainchild of Carrageenan and TG Gondard  – got back to us with a disposable glimpse of their tour through Ex-Yugoslavia. Set to play at this year’s schiev festival, take it as a little sneak peek into the noisy duo’s archetypal disruptive performance.

Foreigner Matthieu Carrageenan, amongst the surprising neo-neo-classical architecture of newly rebuilt Skopje city centre.

Foreigner Matthieu Carrageenan, amongst the surprising neo-neo-classical architecture of newly rebuilt Skopje city centre.

Local DJ stars Emma and Anja at Bar La Kaña, Skopje.

Local DJ stars Emma and Anja at Bar La Kaña, Skopje.

In the background, the massive 30-meter high "fountain" in Skopje centre.

In the background, the massive 30-meter high “fountain” in Skopje centre.

Best coffee place in Skopje, along the river and near the secondhand book sellers.

Best coffee place in Skopje, along the river and near the secondhand book sellers.

The brutalist TV & radio building in Skopje, where we had our first show, broadcasted on Kanal 103, thanks to our lovely host Gyorgi.

The brutalist TV & radio building in Skopje, where we had our first show, broadcasted on Kanal 103, thanks to our lovely host Gyorgi.

Beograd is 450km away from Skopje but the trip is a mere 10-hour drive in the delightful buses of the company Niš-ekspres. Time enough to sleep and miss the beautiful landscapes of southern Serbia.

Beograd is 450km away from Skopje but the trip is a mere 10-hour drive in the delightful buses of the company Niš-ekspres. Time enough to sleep and miss the beautiful landscapes of southern Serbia.

Umbra performing live at Novo Doba Festival, Beograd.

Umbra performing live at Novo Doba Festival, Beograd.

Spiridon Moldovan used to be a post-punk icon in Serbia in the 80s. Nowadays he sings in his native Romanian language over downloaded turbo-trance tracks. Amazing performance, please someone invite him to play in Brussels!

Spiridon Moldovan used to be a post-punk icon in Serbia in the 80s. Nowadays he sings in his native Romanian language over downloaded turbo-trance tracks. Amazing performance, please someone invite him to play in Brussels!

Afterparty with the Novo Doba crew.

Afterparty with the Novo Doba crew.

Carrying Maja's bike in the taxi towards Novi Beograd.

Carrying Maja’s bike in the taxi towards Novi Beograd.

Massive, amazing, wonderful turbofolk party at Nova Doba headquarters located in Zemun. The full crew is coming over to Brussels on the 4-5 november weekend, invited by NGHE mediatheque. Don't miss them!

Massive, amazing, wonderful turbofolk party at Nova Doba headquarters located in Zemun. The full crew is coming over to Brussels on the 4-5 november weekend, invited by NGHE mediatheque. Don’t miss them!

Good old Yugo car in the quiet streets of Zemun.

Good old Yugo car in the quiet streets of Zemun.

Pizza Popaj hangover in a bed in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Pizza Popaj hangover in a bed in Novi Sad, Serbia.

In Novi Sad we were hosted by a local team of architecture students. Here Matthieu and Zoran are standing in front of Zoran's favourite building in Novi Sad.

In Novi Sad we were hosted by a local team of architecture students. Here Matthieu and Zoran are standing in front of Zoran’s favourite building in Novi Sad.

Novi Sad castle.

Novi Sad castle.

Random landscape in Trbovlje, Slovenia, the native city of industrial band Laibach.

Random landscape in Trbovlje, Slovenia, the native city of industrial band Laibach.

Thibault setting up in Centralna Postaja, Maribor, Slovenia.

Thibault setting up in Centralna Postaja, Maribor, Slovenia.

What is left of the squat named AC Molotov, Ljuljbana, Slovenia, where Thibault used to live a long time ago: a few piles of rubble on an illegal parking, along a newly build islamic cultural center. It was very sad and very moving to visit this place.

What is left of the squat named AC Molotov, Ljuljbana, Slovenia, where Thibault used to live a long time ago: a few piles of rubble on an illegal parking, along a newly build islamic cultural center. It was very sad and very moving to visit this place.

What is left of the squat named AC Molotov, Ljuljbana, Slovenia, where Thibault used to live a long time ago: a few piles of rubble on an illegal parking, along a newly build islamic cultural center. It was very sad and very moving to visit this place.

What is left of the squat named AC Molotov, Ljuljbana, Slovenia, where Thibault used to live a long time ago: a few piles of rubble on an illegal parking, along a newly build islamic cultural center. It was very sad and very moving to visit this place.

Matthieu along Nina & Nina from Pritličje, our hosts in Ljubljana.

Matthieu along Nina & Nina from Pritličje, our hosts in Ljubljana.