“The Music of the Secret Society that Owns Belgrade” is a yearly series of releases and concert events which aims to document and promote independent music made in Belgrade, Serbia, home to one of the most unique music scenes in the world today. The third volume includes ten new pieces many of which have not been previously released elsewhere, presenting the psychedelic and surfy urban folk music of Hotel Makedonija, Čuvarkuća, The Cyclist Conspiracy and Moussaka, exploring the territory of dreamy instrumental rock and moody electronica with songs by Crno Dete, Triko, Dol and Mangulica FM, and capturing free improvisation rituals by BICIKL and Transkatarza.
The album release festival was supposed to take place on 20 and 21 March 2020, Knap, Belgrade, with a pre-party on 17 March 2020, but as of 16 March both events are indefinitely postponed due the coronavirus outbreak.
released March 9, 2020
Compiled and produced by Işık Sarıhan, 2019-2020.
Released digitally on Inverted Spectrum Records, 09 March 2020, 3:14 PM.
Cover art by Işık Sarıhan.
Thanks to Stefan Malešević, Nikola Urošević, Buzuki, Ivan Zupanc, Aleksa Stameni and Özüm İtez.
For other volumes, see: invertedspectrumrecords.bandcamp.com
01 Hotel Makedonija - Grunfus biršljus viršlava devojko (3:36)
Music and lyrics by Tobić; arranged by Hotel Makedonija.
Recorded by Dragan Mihajlović and Boris Milanović at Studio Montaña, Belgrade, February 2020.
Mixed and mastered by Dimitrij Petrović-Mišo, Studio Radost. Edited by Aleksa Stameni.
Tobić: vocals; Biftek: bass; Vojče: guitar; Buzukije Dunavski: bouzouki; Denis Dupanović: drums.
Video by Danilo Stojić: youtu.be/6zTgoMnfTaQ
02 Moussaka – Budi, budi (live) (2:52)
Previously unreleased (studio version released on “Moussaka EP”, no label, 2014).
Music: Nazif Gljiva; arranged by Moussaka.
Original version performed by Halid Bešlić.
Recorded live by Dušan Bauk at the album release festival for “Music of the Secret Society that Owns Belgrade – Volume 2”, KC Grad, Belgrade, 13.03.2019.
Mixed and Mastered by Özüm İtez.
Igor Mitić: guitar; Petar Živić: guitar; Davor Sopić: bass; Mladen Radovanović: drums.
03 Čuvarkuća – Drevnik br. Pi (2019 mix) (4:27)
Previously appeared as individual digital track (different mix), 2018.
Music and lyrics by Čuvarkuća.
Programmed, played, recorded, mixed and co-produced by Agnidor.
Additional mixing, mastering and production by Aleksa Stameni.
Video by Ivan Zupanc: youtu.be/HJsCd5di1Qk
04 Dol - Kupres II (6:18)
Previously released on the EP "Dol II" (Belgrade Noise Records, 2019).
Recorded by Goran Crevar at Digimedia Studio and Vukašin Đelić at Dol Studio.
Mixed by Goran Crevar, mastered by Patrick Klem.
Produced by Goran Crevar and Dol.
Vukašin Đelić: guitar; Miloš Pajagić: bass; Dragan Jovanović: drums; Boško Mijušković: drums.
05 The Cyclist Conspiracy – Giftopoula (live) (5:07)
Previously unreleased (studio version to be released on “Giftopoula” EP).
Music and lyrics by Giorgos Mpatis, arranged by The Cyclist Conspiracy.
Recorded live by Dušan Bauk at Zappa Barka, May 2018.
Mixed and mastered by Dušan Bauk.
Svetlana Spajić: vocals; Nikola Urošević: guitar; Milos Miljković: guitar; Denis Dupanović: drums.
06 TRIKO – Vrisak (5:31)
Previously released on the album “Atina Bojadži” (Pop Depresija, 2016).
Music by Triko.
Recorded by Dušan Ševarlić and Robert Telčer at Šamarčina studio, Vrbas, april 2015.
Mixed by TRIKO at Boki’s house, December 2015-August 2016. Mastered by James Plotkin.
Milan Bukejlović: drums; Marija Đorđević: vocals; Dragan Mihajlović: bass, keyboards; Boris Milanović: guitar, keyboards.
07 Crno Dete – Pričajte slobodno (live) (4:03)
Music by Crno Dete.
Recorded live by Dušan Bauk at the album release festival for “Music of the Secret Society that Owns Belgrade – Volume 2”, KC Grad, Belgrade, 14.03.2019. Mixed and mastered by Crno Dete.
Damjan Brkić: guitar; Milan Bukejlović: drums; Tomislav Marjanović: saxophone.
08 BICIKL – FotUS/PLotUS (live) (14:06)
Improvised by BICIKL.
Recorded live by Dušan Bauk at the album release festival for “Music of the Secret Society that Owns Belgrade – Volume 2”, KC Grad, Belgrade, 14.03.2019.
Edited by Işık Sarıhan, mixed and mastered by Özüm İtez.
Vyraš Karūnos: electronics, percussion; Harbor Tėvas: electronics; Željko Marković: trumpet; Nikola Urošević: guitar; Biftek: bass.
freemusicarchive dot com music/Bicikl
09 Mangulica FM – Škrape (8:05)
Previously released as individual digital track.
Music by Mangulica FM.
10 Transkatarza – Beograđanka pod vodom (11:09)
Improvised by Transkatarza at Studio Petrović, BIGZ, Belgrade, 21.04.2019.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Aleksa Stameni.
Buzukije Dunavski: guitar; Mr. Bass: bass; Işık Sarıhan: drums.
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