Kassette 2xC30 / TuT-Tonträger / 2012
2xC30 professionally duplicated audio-cassettes, silkscreened blue and white shells, in jewel case with printed inlay
lim. ed. of 100 hand-numbered copies
ZA STROJEM is a project by prolific Croatian artist Sol Ist, who is
already known to TREUE UM TREUE followers as one half of the band
NARROW. Most of the project’s output so far has only been available in
very confidential CDR editions – with the notable exception of the split
7” with NEITHER NOR released in 2010 on GENETIC MUSIC.
je majka ucˇenja" (translating as "Repetitio est mater studiorum"
/"Repetition is the mother of study") is the first retrospective by
UMRIJETI ZA STROJEM directed at a larger audience. It collects the
project’s entire recording history from late 2006 up to 2012, and
consists of not one, but several releases on different formats.
first is a CD released earlier this year on Croatian cult label Slusˇaj
Najglasnije!, gathering collaborations, remix works and isolated
pieces. The second is this double cassette, which contains all original
material by USZ released on limited CDRs over the years.
1 presents "Pogled u nefašizam", USZ’s first mini-album from 2011 (also
featuring gorgeous contributions from close friends ZAGROB and former
Narrow associate ROBI) and tape II consists of all official 3" singles.
USZ delivers a chiselled, melodious but still minimal form of
electro-wave, like the perfected jewel for which NARROW was the raw
stone. The influence of electronic noise is still there but has receded
somehow to make room fore a more emotional sound, which allows for both
cool, efficient beats and warm undercurrents, and builds the perfect
setting for Sol Ist's deep, unmistakable voice.