Emil Maťko (b. 1979) a.k.a. Strom Noir - the father of the Black Orchid label lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has been producing music as Strom Noir since 2007 and released his works on such labels as Zoharum, Hibernate, dataObscura, Drone records, Dronarivm, Rural Colours, taâlem, Twisted Tree Line, U-Cover and Ginjoha. By using almost solely electric and acoustic guitars and effect pedals he finds a spot somewhere between drone, drifting ambient and post-rock transmuted guitar textures. The music could probably be best described as guitar- and loop-based ambient with a melancholic feel to it. He is of Rusyn descent.

STROM NOIR 'tlkot dreva & bzukot kovu'