Released: 4th April 2018
This self-titled debut album by “Macedonian electropop sensation” Bastion will bring you back to life.
Recorded in ’83, and originally released a year later on the state-owned PGP-RTBA, it’s the sole document of the short-lived but immensely fruitful collaboration between singer-actress Ana Kostovska, composer and musician Kiril Džajkovski, bassist Ljubomir Stojsavljević and film director Milčo Mančevski. It’s also arguably (what you wanna argue?) THE key record of the Yugoslav new wave, and certainly among its most sought-after - original copies routinely change hands for £100+ today.
This remastered reissue comes from new London label ACC, an outgrowth of Flora Pitrolo’s A Colder Consciousness radio show, with new cover art capturing the band in their pomp - the chain-smoking, monochrome, casually dissident ideal of young eastern bloc glamour; Poor But Sexy incarnate.