Rex Ilusivii – Disillusioned!
Label: Atlantide – ATLANTIDE 14
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Released: 08 Apr 2016
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Naughty unofficial release of this much sought-after Yugoslavian gem from Mitar Subotic aka Rex Ilusivii. Originally released in '87 the varied styles on this one has earned it cult-collector status for the Ex-Yu stuff and is still brutally hard to find, moving through the outsider synth-pop flex of 'Nabor Na Postelji', through a deeper art rock slant on 'Courage' and a more glistening, ethereal mind-expander on 'Alisa'. Though the real stand-out here is surely the insatiable slice of industrial dub-funk of 'Facedance' which is close to perfect. The B-side houses 'Thanx Mr. Rorschach - Ambijenti Na Muziku Erika Satija', which is a full side of familiar Eric Satie classics beautifully performed by renown Serbian pianist Branka Parlić, interspersed by subtle electronics, distant voices and lullaby melodies which gives this drifting, dream-like quality. One of those out on its own records that just sticks in your head. (Bootleg but sounds fine - Vinyl & Sleeve NM ((only opened to check quality)).