Although recognized as the forerunners of the active ex-Yu underground scene of the 80's, Sexa fell victim to lack of support in their surroundings. Local record labels and general public were not prepared for their abrasive sound and raw style, and for Sexa staying underground was both aesthetic choice and the only available option. The most important document from the band's most fertile period is this collection of tracks, recorded live in 1986.
Initially available as the obscure limited-edition tape, „Sexa U živo“ soon became rare and collector's item, well hidden underground treasure. This outstanding work and powerful statement of this unique band has finally got the appropriate treatment. Eerie, hostile and bleak, this collection of melancholy and anger is one more proof that geographic and cultural isolation has nothing to do with creativity and making great art. Along with Šarlo akrobata, Trobecove krušne peći and other like-minded peers, Sexa made some of the most exciting music in the region. With its intense post-punk frenzy, raw guitars, expressive vocals, dark atmosphere and deranged lyrics, „Sexa U živo“ was a precursor to many things to come in the regional music scene and it aged amazingly well. Think Pere Ubu, early Swans, Sonic Youth and great forgotten bands like Minimal Man and Factrix from the other side of the planet. Disturbing, rewarding and essential listening. Don't miss it this time.
released August 4, 2010
official reissue, remastered from original 1/2" tapes.
SexA on this recording were:
Nik Valentić - vocal
Ivan Bilosnić - guitar
Saša Last - synth, tapes
Nino Prišuta - bass guitar
Ratko Danilović - drums
recorded by Igor Kos
mastered by Mihael Bele and Igor Mihovilović
tracks "Nestat Ću" and "Pogon" previously unreleased
sleeve layout by Igor Mihovilović and Ratko Danilović
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