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Janko Nilovic-Soul Impressions, Underground Records, UR 161

by Janko Nilovic

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In cooperation with Underdog Records, Discom distribution presents you an archive masterpiece: Janko Nilovic-Soul Impressions LP.

Janko Nilovic is probably the most intriguing jazz/funk/soul/psych artists with Yugoslavian origins. Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1941 from Montenegrin father and Greek mother, he spent the most of his life in France where he composed a fascinating number of pieces which were published on library labels not available for sale. He says that he has recorded at least 150 albums and maybe even twice using different pseudonymous: Alan Blackwell, Emiliano Orti, Johny Montevideo, Andy Loore, Heinz Kube, Bill Mayer, Ennio Morandi, Phillipe Gray, The Texas Travellers and more. He is still very active and composing in all the styles as he used to (classical, pop, jazz, funk...). In 2010 Nilovic won a Grammy award for the Jay-Z's track D.O.A.(Death of Auto-Tune), his songs was sampled by Dr. Dre, No I.D and many others.

Recorded in 1975 and released on the legendary library music label Montparnasse 2000, Soul Impressions condenses the entire mastery and inspiration of the brilliant Franco-Yugoslav composer Janko Nilovic into 12 generous tracks. A total adept when it comes to bubbling studio sessions and gleaming arrangements, our man incessantly works furiously and devotedly on his music, throwing himself body and soul into the creation of one of the 70s most individual and coherent musical works. A chameleon of a composer, capable of adapting to practically all styles of music, he uses the diversity of his inspirations to stoke his creative pulsations which shape each of his compositions. On Soul Impressions we discover an incredible kaleidoscope of influences which diffract musical perspectives: here pop dives into torrents of fuzz, funk takes on a psychedelic air, jazz flirts with rock, and easy listening contorts strangely into the baroque. Between a joyful Blaxpoitation aesthetic (flute, wah-wahs and roaring bass), great surges of almost progressive acid (killer riffs and spiralling solos) and surprising breaks in tone and rhythm, Nilovic gets the balance right and gives what might have remained a simple library record the solid foundations of a coherent album. Time has made a eurogroove classic of Soul Impressions, maintaining its high value on the collectors’ market and remaining one of the most sought out records in Janko Nilovic’s however extensive discography (Taken from official press release)

Tracklist:

A1 Hippocampus 3:00
A2 Open Country 1:46
A3 Crazy Enterprise 2:00
A4 Soul Impressions 3:22
A5 Lettre De Mer 2:18
A6 Drug Song 3:14

B1 Man Of Genius 3:07
B2 Push Push 2:12
B3 Black Swan Lake 2:12
B4 Lady Day 2:39
B5 To And Fro 1:57
B6 Family Tree 2:09

Copyright (c) – Underdog Records (3)
Recorded At – Studios Barclay-Hoche Enregistrements
Credits
Art Direction – Louis Delacour
Composed By, Music By – Janko Nilovic
Coordinator – G. Szakolczay*
Engineer – C. Rochko*
Engineer [Assistant] – J. Roy*
Photography By [Photo] – Michel Laguens
Notes
Music for Radio and T.V.
Musical illustrators
Film Music - Clubs

Musique de: Janko Nilovic et Dave Sucky
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