PRICE: $23.00
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Katarina II
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ATLANTIDE 013LP ATLANTIDE 013LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/10/2017

2015 release. Atlantide present a reissue of Katarina II's self-titled album, originally released in 1984. Beautiful, 1980s Yugoslavian art pop. First released in 1984, this record fits well with the epic atmospheres Mike Oldfield once created on his quite successful mainstream masterpieces Crisis (1983) and Discovery (1984). The sound on this album is as big as possible and it has a very clean and slick, but still vivid approach - escpecially in a tune like "Get" - but Katarina II can also get rough and demented when it comes to the more eruptive independent, punk, and hard rock moments. It recalls early U2 and Bauhaus, as well as other Eastern Bloc rock bands like Olympic from Czechoslovakia, but in a very unique fashion. They seem to have devoured every musical influence from Western shores they could get hold of. The depth of their musical background is amazing. Katarina II is quite an accessible album but with sharp edges and spiky corners. The new wave and new romantic aspects are still obvious but the post punk weirdness overshadows the sunny pop appeal of many tunes. Katarina II were a strange band among average pop rock acts, and with their self-titled album they manage to capture your soul with beautiful rock tunes. Progressive, colorful new wave rock of the 1980s - lovers of strange but easy to access music, welcome to the trip of your life. Edition of 300.