- Release Date 2010-05-25
- Label Nang
- Catalog NANG026
The albums DNA is proudly Yugoslavian, right from the soul, imagery and groove down the nuances and timings of the instrumentation and the track titles. If you ever wanted to hear what kids of the 70's and 80's living in Tito's Yugoslavia went on to create when their experiences were spliced with todays disco sound, then this is the album for you.
The albums lead track and recent single 'Pionir' (named after Tito's 'Pioneers' the red- kerchief donned, youth movement) brims with optimism and uplifting groove in equal measures. Tracks such as 'Dr Roman', 'Detektivka' and 'Tarantela' gleam with intrigue and soundtrack kitsch as if from a 70's spy thriller.
The album is also rich in Balkan instrumentation and influence with tracks such as 'Pesem Za Dinar' and title track 'Yugo Tempo' displaying their homespun rhythms and sounds. Other tracks such as 'Mediteran', 'Valhala' and 'Filter 57' take a more direct route to the disco-scape those being synth, bass & guitar led, floor filling stuff indeed.
'Yugo Tempo' is out on Nang Records on 25th May, which is most appropriate as it was a Yugoslavian national holiday (Tito's Birthday / "Dan Mladosti" / "Youth Day")