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Unpronounceable since 1986.

Upcoming Shows:

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Past Concerts

Live at Martin Luther Kirche, Krumpendorf, August 2023.

Briefly for something completely different:
I composed a music pack for the video game Dota 2 and there is a community poll to get it into the game. I invite you to have a listen and if you have a Steam account please vote for it here. Thank you.

The second full-length album Music for Adventure is out now digitially as well as a limited 12'' LP edition of 200.

The new album of your most unpronounceable lute player tkalec, replete with 3 guest apperances of absolute legends and also available on vinyl to really appreciate the beautiful cover. 'What an instant classic!' you may think, and indeed we may confirm, no one has ever done this album before. So go ahead and grab ye one of the limited edition of 200 LPs before obsessive collectors all over the globe realize the opportunity and they all end up in some vault!

Check it out at the Alternate Audio Bandcamp store!

Or stream it on Spotify!


'Die hohe Kunst des Liedermachertums einmal anders'
Mica Music Austria

'[...] gibt wirklich vom ersten bis zum letzten Track ordentlich Gas'

'Zwischen psychedelischem Folk, metallenen Eskapaden, hypnotischem Minnegesang und moderner Elektronik wandert der Hörer durch seine in Töne gegossenen und verflochtenen (Traum)-Welten hin und her.'

'Dass die Musik ihn ausgesucht hat, beweist er auf seiner stilistisch reichhaltigen und durchaus ungewöhnlich instrumentierten Platte'
Die Brücke (p.60)

Georg Tkalec, writing about himself as if he wasn't

Georg Tkalec -however that is pronounced- is a composer and performer of music and stories. He dwells in Klagenfurt, Austria, has recently switched from playing the lute to playing guitar and sings with a voice of his own.

Surfaced 1986, tkalec already has quite a variety of tries and errors under his belt: starting to write songs at the age of 6, he quickly and easily moved through genres and styles over the years with the naturality only inherent to genius and/or madman: be it as lead-bass player and shouter alongside a sole djembe in his first death metal duo (fact.), walking up and down the fretboard with various jazz formations, locked up in his chambers endlessly staring into Cubase writing and producing for American/Austrian electronic pop act Tin Man Falls, writing down the notes for his very dramatic opera ‘Balmung‘, or jumping up and down the stage under the fake ID of Djordje Panslavistic with the balkan style punk band Roy de Roy. Time however has made it clear for him that there is only so much one can do, and so rather than try and imitate others, tkalec now ventures to explore the music in his own mind only.

His influences are of a wide variety, they start with psychedelic rock, take a strange turn at contemporary drum n bass artists like Noisia, Phace and Misanthrop, range back to Bartók and Mahler, highlight Frank Zappa and Led Zeppelin (to be quite frank here), include Miles Davis, James Brown and Ravi Shankar, expand through literature and poetry with a focus on classics, science fiction and an occasional outburst of mysticism (looking at you, Rumi), and don’t stop there. So yea retty much everything that's cool upon this earth, so be aware, they could include you.

tkalec’ lyrics tend to tell stories or reflect on existential themes and personal stories in an sometimes black-humourous and critical way, hence forming a bouquet of meaning and death, mythology and absurdity, criticism and comedy – spiced with questions and mostly dry of answers, as life tends to be.

Stowaway (digital album + 48 page booklet) 2013
Gentleman Robot EP (CD) 2014
Music for Adventure (LP + 4 page booklet) 2020

For inquiries of all sorts and booking, please contact info [at]

The Gentleman Robot EP:

'The unpronounceable master of the post-modern Renaissance lute tkalec returns after his full-on debut album Stowaway with another five pieces settled somewhere between folk-rock frenzy and pop poetry.
Energy-laden and resonating with a critical undertone, the Gentleman Robot EP even more than its predecessor addresses issues and discomfitures of the modern world in tkalec’ typical and unparalleled style that always staggers between socio-political satire and fable, and whilst his songs draw especially the live audience in with their trippy and adventurous nature, we hope this 20-minute ride with the magical catalogue number 007 will also delight you through speakers.'
- Alternate Audio Press Release

You can grab the digital download for free
or get the limited edition CD
totally from the
Alternate Audio Bandcamp Store.

Or stream it on Spotify!

Journeys through wayward music realms - mixed by tkalec for Alternate Audio.

A take on Frank Zapps's classic My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama with Sitar and Renaissance lute.

The debut album Stowaway. Out for a while now on Alternate Audio.

Although the mere notion of a lute playing singing songwriter alone is frightening to some, we nevertheless present the full sonic recreation of this strange compound history put together in tkalec‘s inaugural 11-track journey Stowaway that spans three-quarters of an hour.

The digital album also comes with a very (trust me, very) colourful 48-page pdf booklet that includes all the lyrics and many illustrations, all thoroughly amusing and/or disturbing. The booklet is also available in real through the Alternate Audio Store.

Free Download / donation of your choice:

Alternate Audio Bandcamp Store

Or stream it on Spotify!

Please note: Due to distribution difficulties, the booklet is not available in all stores. You can however download it here:
Download the Stowaway Booklet in 72dpi (~33MB)
Download the Stowaway Booklet in 300dpi (~90MB)

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