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[Audio] – Janko Nilovic – “Roses and Revolvers” (1970)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on May 8, 2009

Janko Nilovic – “Roses and Revolvers” (1970)

It’s incredible to think that this music was made as an aural hired-gun for advertisements or cheap television shows or films.  If there were ever a track to get you excited about the of alternate universe of pop that is the realm of “sound library” LPs (which were almost never made available commercially), this is it.  Fuzzed out guitar soars around twirling harpsichord and Rhodes over one mother-of-funk beat that is hip-hop ready, breaking things down and building up with incredible grace and care.  But the coup de grace is the bassline, which has to be one of the best I’ve ever heard, remaining funky while carrying the core melodic duties of the track.  I bet money you won’t be able to listen just once.  This is the pinaccle, but if you dig it, it’s time to start digging those sound library blogs linked over at Musicophilia[Nilovic is featured on several Musique du Monde mixes at Musicophilia, which you’ll definitely dig if you like this one.] (UPDATE: The wrong song was previously linked; it’s been corrected.)


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  1. ohrensause said, on May 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    i have got the impression that this is robert wyatt doing the september song again. it’s very nice and all but i wouldn’t mind to listen to the nilovic too…

    • Soundslike said, on May 8, 2009 at 6:17 am

      Thanks for spotting that, Alex. Fixed now : )

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  4. charlie bucket said, on December 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    yeah thats a good one. i’m working on some Montparnasse 2000 posts over at my site check out the first one at

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