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Кога Не Си До Мене (When You Aren’t Near Me) is a Macedonian neo-folk song in 5/8 time-signature, featuring baglamas (a much smaller version of Greek Bouzouki). A love poem dedicated to my wife, Ginka Mastoridis, composed and recorded in 2007, when I was waiting for her. This song was firstly written in Macedonian and later a Greek version was added. The Greek version was published on the album ‘Aegean Rhapsody’ in 2007. An instrumental version of this song is also released on Urban Maze: Uneven. This song is in 5/8 (2+3) time-signature.


Denovi, noḱi, gluvi bez glas
S’kleti, studo’i, duševen mraz
Čekam da dojdeš, čekam vo mrak
Lik tvoj da svetne - k’o sončev zrak
Koga ne si do mene
Srce ḱe mi ovene
Kako da sum somelen
Koga ne si so mene
Koga ne te čuvstvuvam
Grlo mi zasušuva
Nešto me zadušuva
Ne znam što se slučuva
Koga sum tažen, zamislen, tih
Glas tvoj mi mili, k’o Božji stih
No koga od tebe, ni traga ni glas
Duša mi dzemne, tonam bez spas


Денови, ноќи, глуви без глас
С’клети, студо’и, душевен мраз
Чекам да дојдеш, чекам во мрак
Лик твој да светне - к’о сончев зрак
Кога не си до мене
Срце ќе ми овене
Како да сум сомелен
Кога не си со мене
Кога не те чувствувам
Грло ми засушува
Нешто ме задушува
Не знам што се случува
Кога сум тажeн, замислен, тих
Глас твој ми мили, к’о Божји стих
Но кога од тебе, ни трага ни глас
Душа ми ѕемне, тонам без спас


Days, nights, deaf without sound
Anxiety, coldness, soul freeze
I'm waiting for you to come, waiting in darkness
Your countenance to glare like a sun ray
When you aren't next to me
My heart is going to fade
As if I am crushed
When you aren't next to me
When I don't feel you
My throat dries up
I don't know what's happening
When I'm sad, thoughtful, quiet
Your voice is dear to me, like God's verse
But when there's no trace nor sound from you
My soul freezes, voiceless I sink


from Urban Maze: Treble (2018), released December 3, 2018


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Viktor Mastoridis - Melodist London, UK

Viktor is a composer of music ranging from Rock and Hip-hop in ex-Yugoslavia to Greek & Balkan Neo-Folk and Blues Fusion in London, UK.
He sings and plays the guitar, bouzouki, bass, baglamas and tambura; including drum machine and midi sequencing.
Influenced by Peter Green, Santana, Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple to Dalaras, Tsitsanis, Nikola Badev, Smak & Yu Grupa
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