Du Du A* ‎– Primitivni Ples

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PGP RTB ‎– 2121263
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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): 2121263 A 17183
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): 2121263 B 17183
  • Rights Society: SOKOJ

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Crijevo

Crijevo

September 23, 2007
edited 11 months ago
One and only problem with this record is its stupid lyrics (including song titles), ruining otherwise great arrangements/production. However, foreigners uncommon with Yugoslavian dialects, will undoubtedly love it - electronic pop at its finest, defined by additional funk and reggae elements, sometimes sounding more avant garde than it seems on first listen; the drum machine used here is at times quite reminiscent of Borghesia's early work.

But that is of course, just a small, tiny reminder - in reality, Du-Du-A reached other interests in music altogether (the group, or what's left from it nowadays, operates under a more international-friendly name of 'Du-Du-Ah'...

As said earlier, the music and its lyrical contents here, are both hard to ignore - music for its discipline and lyrics for every lack of it. The title song 'Primitivni ples' ('Primitive Dance') is a lonesome case where the song title, the lyrics and the music, work in satisfactory manner - albeit here, there are also elements of the group's drowning in self-parody (the song is at odds with sociopolitical issues).

However, most other songs sadly haven't been spared from at least one situation where lyrical contents and the way they've been executed, destroy the dignity (or say seriousness) of the work, reaching worrying levels of stupidity. The opening track is one such example - 'Ja ne bi, ne bi, ne bi' ('I Don't Wanna, Wanna, Wanna'), at times sounds almost like the early-era Sisters Of Mercy (take 'Body Electric' for instance), but when the lyrics start to interfere (especially the grotesque vocal line at the very end of the track), things fall apart.

At its best, 'Primitivni ples' sounds as if the group hadn't had much inspiration in relevant songwriting, possibly due to limited studio time, or just taking loads of piss from what they managed to pull together and into this album.