Bastion

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Bastion was synth-pop band from Skopje, Macedonia (ex-Yugoslavia) formed in 1983. by Kiril Džajkovski (keyboards), Ana Kostovska (vocals) and Ljubomir Stojsavljević (bass). Lyrics for their debut (and only) album were written by Milčo Mančevski, film director, who also directed video for their song "Hot Day In Mexico".Soon after their album was released, the band disbanded.
In the early 1980s together with Milčo Mančevski he formed Bastion, one of the first electronic bands in the then Socialist Republic of Macedonia within SFR Yugoslavia. Subsequently, he went on to play with one of the most famous Macedonian bands Leb i sol, recording two albums and touring extensively around the Balkans and the rest of Europe.

In the 1990s, Kiril moved to Australia and began experimenting with music, combining ethnic Macedonian music and electronic beats. This led to his first solo release, Synthetic Theatre, an EP received extremely well by Australian independent radio stations.

In 2000, American label Tone Casualties released his album Homebound, which continued the concept of blending Macedonian ethnic instrumentation and electronica. It received excellent reviews from critics around the world, including individuals from the United States, Canada, UK, Spain and Japan. Croatian Playboy Magazine voted it the best album of the year from the former Yugoslavia.

After returning to the Republic of Macedonia, he composed the film score for Milčo Mančevski's Dust, as well as for the films Bal-Can-Can and The Great Water. He performed concerts around Macedonia and abroad, including performances at the international Exit Festival. He was also involved in composing additional music for the 2007 Milčo Mančevski film Shadows.

Several of Džajkovski's compositions were featured on the critically acclaimed Australian miniseries, Underbelly.
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Albums

2121859 Bastion - Bastion album art Bastion Bastion (Album) PGP RTB 2121859 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SVC - 01 Bastion - Disko Par / Emil Vrati Se album art Zorica Milosavljevic (2)* / Bastion Zorica Milosavljevic (2)* / Bastion - Disko Par / Emil Vrati Se(7") Skopje Vinyl Convention, Funky Fresh (3) SVC - 01 Macedonia 2020 Sell This Version