✹ šećer ✹ [shaicher] means sugar in Croatian. It is a drug, an escape and a consolation. It tastes good but if there’s too much of it - it feels bad. It is also the name of Tena Rak’s a folktronica post-dance solo project from Varaždin, Croatia. With the emphasis on her vocals she combines many instruments and, cooperating with musicians from all over the Balkans, creates the music that accompanies at her solo live concerts. After debuting on Bandcamp her recent two EPs have been released on the Macedonian Balkan Veliki and Croatian Prokulica labels.