Ista si kao nekad 1987

featuring DARKO MATIĆ and NELA KLEIN





BRITISH FILMMAKER DAVID LELAND ONCE COMPARED GROWING UP IN A SMALL TOWN TO AN INCARCERATION OF THE SPIRIT AND SAID THAT THE SMALLER THE TOWN THE HIGHER THE FENCE YOU NEEDED TO CLIMB OVER TO SET YOURSELF FREE. I WAS EIGHTEEN, INTENT ON BREAKING OUT AND THIS SONG (WHOSE TITLE IN ENGLISH MEANS ‘SAME AS YOU WERE BEFORE’) SUMMED UP MY REASONS. IT’S A MEDITATION ON THE ABSURDITY AND FRUSTRATION OF GROWING UP IN A PROVINCIAL LANDSCAPE, OF LIFETIMES OF REGRET, SPENT WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO CHANGE OR LOOKING BACK ON WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE FORM OF A DIALOGUE WITH A YOUNG WOMAN, A FELLOW MEMBER OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, WHO SEEMED TO HAVE STEPPED OUT OF MY FAVOURITE MOVIE AT THE TIME (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN) INTO MY LIFE. SHE SANG BACKING VOCALS IN THE ONLY LIVE RENDITION OF THE SONG, WHICH WAS PART OF MY BAND’S 1987 END-OF-YEAR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. SHE ALSO KINDLY AGREED, DURING ONE OF HER REGULAR VISITS TO OUR HOMETOWN FROM THE SUNNY SHORES OF CANARY ISLANDS, WHERE SHE NOW RESIDES, TO SING THE SONG AGAIN WITH US THIRTY YEARS LATER.



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WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY DUŠAN TOLMAČ
MASTERED BY eMASTERED

RECORDED IN LONDON (2015/2019), KIKINDA (2016/2018),
AND BELGRADE (2016/2018).

RECORDING ENGINEER (BELGRADE):
VLADIMIR NEGOVANOVIĆ

PIANO/BACKING VOCALS: NADIA ROMERO
GUITARS/PIANO/SYNTH/CAJON/VOCALS: DUŠAN TOLMAČ

Darko Matić
DARKO MATIĆ   BASS
Lola Terek
NELA KLEIN   BACKING VOCALS