Secret Life of the Next Door Neighbour
is the second
album by Bast. The difference between the first and the second album
is more than obvious. The first one was a studio project by Aldo
Ivančić and Vuk Kraković, the second one is
a result of the band's teamwork. The new Bast sound is the sum of works
of all members, each of them a distinct individual, working in different
musical, theatrical and artistic sphere. The various music style journeys
are not the result of a concept but of a physical force, a movement,
not linear but circular movement in all directions. The group method
resembles that of Sun Ra, Can, Bill Laswell or Primal Scream, the groups
who like to flirt with the pop genre, and are, on the other hand interested
in simple structures and sound experiment. Bast is not concerned with
technology and Hi-Fi. Rather opposite, DIY and Lo-Fi are present throughout
is a band located in an undetermined time, where one can find the recognition
of the past, experience of the present and admiration for the future.
It plays with stereotypes and genres, converting them, changing their
context and giving them a completely new meaning.
With the "lounge" remake of Problem
they closed the circle the Sex Pistols started out with the remake of
Sinatra's My Way.
Plamen trilogy is a part of a 30-minute composition,
recorded for a pyrotechnical event by Gromki Theatre. Plamen is the
return to the playground, it is a journey with an out of control time
machine, exhibitionistic and voyeuristic at the same time.
Our People presents Pope
Woytila as a conscious co-author of the lyrics, who knows how to take
care of his people. Punishments were designed to discipline our people!
At least he says so. In this song KGB Wattycan appears in the role of
a rapper from Vatican.
The magical Song for Che is almost 12 minutes long
improvisation, recorded live on 8 channels at the Gromki Theatre.
Nubody is a sound journey into the interior of the
body and the instruments. Its main direction is set by Marjan's gatham
and the sounds of Janez's body, with distorted sounds of Bostjan's
flute and Tomaz's bass revolving around it. Let's not forget Drago's
accordion and Slaven's Telecaster.
live in Shakespearean times, when politicians are less and less popular
and more and more powerful - in times, when the murders and suicides
are going on at the Court and when lies don't need to be repeated a
thousand times to become the truth. B-Liar is undoubtedly
one of the main stars of the reality show we live in.
Alles ist Gut is a song by the German duet DAF. Berlin
is the second largest Turkish city. The cover is a melting pot, a big-city
beat of Mediterranean 9/4 rhythms and northern elegy...
Square is a square, a piazza and a man in the middle
of it. And the square is in the middle of an asphalt jungle. From nothing
60 sec. per min. is a remix of a piece by The Stroj
tribe from their second album, Venilator.
The length of Burn
out (20 seconds) makes it an "ideal music" for
an "ideal commercial", in other words, an "ideal hit",
for which 11 top video artists made "ideal videos". Featured
on the CD.
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The Secret Life of the Next Door Neighbour
Recorded, mixed and produced by Aldo at Ya Basta studio, except Burn
out, recorded live on two channels at Križanke, Song for Che and Square
were recorded live on 8 channels at the Gromki Theatre.
Boštjan Gombač: vocals, clarinet, woodwinds, percussions
Janez Janša: video,
Tomaž Grom: double bass,
Aldo Ivančić: programming,
Slaven Kalebič: guitars,
Marjan Stanič: drums,
Drago Ivanuša: keyboards,
Niko Novak: scream on
Andrija Pušič: keyboards
Ivan Vrhunc-Čapa: sitar
Guests (Burn Out)
The album contains 11 videos for the song Burn Out by: Zemira
Alajbegović, Stanka Brljević, Janez Janša, Marina Gržinić & Aina
Šmid, Ven Jemeršič, Neven Korda, Ema Kugler, Harry Rag, Kolja Saksida,