La Femme

A 8 track indie rock album (33m 19s) — released January 12th 2024 on Matrix Music

Karlowy Vary, formerly known as Korowa Bar (taken from the cult novel and the Kubrick film 'A Clockwork Orange') was an underground alternative / new wave band formed in 1981. They were based in Zagreb, Croatia and toured extensively all over the former Yugoslavia. The band initial plan was to release three albums. A demo session was planned in 1982 together with new-wave bands Sexa and Dorian Gray for a compilation release. Unfortunately, Dorian Gray cancelled and the whole project was scrapped. The first album called Haotika (1984) was actually recorded, but it was not released due to various reasons. It was at around that time that Tomo in der Mühlen befriended keyboard player Margita Stefanović (aka Magi), key member of one of the best ever Yugoslavian new wave bands: Ekatarina Velika (later known as EKV), during recording of their 2nd album in Zagreb. The two bands cooperated closely and Magi co-wrote two songs on La Femme, played the Oberheim OB8 synth on all tracks and designed the cover. After two failed attempts the band recorded La Femme with the help of Dragan Simonovski (drums) and Rista Ibrić (violin). The album was originally released by label PGP RTB (part of Serbian National TV). It consists of eight songs including a rendition of T-Rex's 70s hit "Get It On ". Although the band officially released only one album, La Femme is without a doubt one of the best Yugoslavian underground rock albums of the 80s. It still sounds fresh almost 40 years later. It has now been professionally re-mastered from original masters and re-pressed on sky blue 180g vinyl fornew(andold)generationstoenjoy.

On SKY BLUE 180 gramme vinyl

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