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VIDAL BENJAMIN PRESENTS UPROOTED​.​VOL 1 BY VLADIMIR IVKOVIC

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UPROOTED, the sound of here and there.
Uprooted is a project curated by Vidal Benjamin. The concept behind the project comes from his
own personal experience of being uprooted. Under the wing of Versatile Records, he has
decided to launch a collection of double-sided limited edition, vinyl only, celebrating the duality
of people who take their roots from a place and embrace another culture.
The idea is to ask an appreciated music activist with a double cultural pedigree to choose two
tracks. One track that incarnates the place where he or she comes from (the sound of there,
side A) and another

#1-Vladimir Ivkovic
From Belgrade to Düsseldorf, uprooted or not, I compiled 2 tracks from my 2 cities.
Tracks that were always meant to be released on one 7“.

On the Belgrade side there are Rex, Vejvoda, Milan. Rex Ilusivii, Goran Vejvoda and Milan Mladenović.
Summer of 1984, a short nighttime session on an improvised 4 track 1/4¨ tape studio setup in Goran’s parents small living room in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Three young men getting away from their dry intellectual framework at the tail end of the influence of „My Life in the Bush of Ghosts“. Maybe. Maybe not. A recording that should not exist, from the city that does not exist, from the country that could have shown the world how a melting pot can blend and stick together, no matter how countless obstacles lay ahead.

On the Düsseldorf side there is CHBB. Chrislo Haas and Beate Bartel. One track from the first of their four tapes, recorded and self-released in Düsseldorf in 1981. Rough powerful electronics with attitude, the future that happened more than 40 years ago and that is yet to come.

Untitled licensed courtesy of Ruža Subotić, Goran Vejvoda and Zadužbina Milana Mladenovića.
NbkE licensed courtesy of Beate Bartel CHBB-Musik.

14.9.2022
Vladimir Ivković

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released October 30, 2022

VINYL ONLY

You can hear some extracts here
soundcloud.com/versatile-records/sets/vidal-benjamin-presents/s-MoSpvoufB0B?si=a1d91d75213949078056f0ef4111a513

Record has been manually inserted in a 150 microns PVC cover, printed on 180 gr cardboard.

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