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Rex Ilusivii-In The Moon Cage 2XLP (OFFEN 001)

by Rex Ilusivii

25.00 / Sold Out

Fantastic previously unpublished record from Yugoslavian electronic music pioneer Mitar Subotic-Suba aka Rex Ilusivii.

As it is described in label's press release:

What's the definition of a treasure Something precious hidden in a safe place by a king maybe Offen music begin their journey.. 3 sides of music with an etched 4th TIP!
Serbian electronic music pioneer Rex Illusivii (The King of Illusions in Latin) left an extensive collection of never-heard-before musical gems in his mother's place, and other secluded corners of the world. They have been properly archived, years after his death in a studio fire in Brazil in 1999, the evening of the promotion of the São Paulo Confessions album he made as Suba.

From this archive that spans the 1980-1991 period, reflecting both his cutting-edge creative spirit and his classical training, In The Moon Cage (1988) has been selected as a first newly mastered release to emerge on two 12''. It is meant as an invitation to take a peek into the now finally unlocked treasure chest, filled with valuables of an undeniable intensity and sincerity, belonging to the multifaceted man behind the Rex Illusivii and Suba monikers: Mitar Subotic.

On In The Moon Cage, Subotic treats us to Yugoslavian folk lullabies, rain songs, ancient incantations, combined with equally mesmerizing electronics. These works, circulating on tapes that Subotic sent out in person, were awarded the UNESCO International Fund for Promotion of Culture, enabling him to start his influential career as a producer in Brazil. Yet, In The Moon Cage and the rest of his early projects have remained mostly uncharted and unrecognized until this day.

Subotic being as comfortable producing for Yugoslavian new wave bands as for bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto, already manifested an exciting divergence in his likings and interests. The disclosure of his own more personal material leads to a renewed appreciation, perceiving him as the righteous king of illusions that he was.


A1 Moon Cage I
A2 Moon Cage II
B1 Moon Cage III
B2 Moon Cage IV
C1 Moon Cage – Annex 01
C2 Moon Cage – Annex 02

Recorded At – Studio M, Novi Sad
Recorded At – Studio 1 Radio Novi Sad
Mastered At – Time Tools Mastering
Artwork [Uncredited] – Ola Vasiljeva
Design – Patrick Keuthen
Engineer – Jan Sas*
Guitar – Theodore Yanni
Keyboards [Emulator] – Rex Ilusivii
Liner Notes – S. Kierkegaard*
Mastered By – Enrico Mercaldi
Synth – Aleksandar Dujin
Vocals [Samples] – Katalin Ladik, Milan Mladenovic*
Written-By, Producer – Mitar Subotic*

Recorded February / March 1988 at studios "M" & "PR 1" at Radio Novi Sad.
Mastered at "TimeTools Mastering".
Dedicated to Rokko & Zelda.

Side D is etched.
Barcode: 4260148770975
Matrix / Runout (Side A): OFFEN 001 A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): OFFEN 001 B
Matrix / Runout (Side C): OFFEN 001 C

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