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3 stars Nepocin was a Croatian band, formed out of the ashes of the Hard Rock act Drugi Nacin, when the later disbanded briefly, when Branko Pozgajec left for the army.Guitarists of Drugi Nacin Ismet Kurtovic and Halil Mekic teamed up with bassist Bozo Ilic-Dugi, drummer Branko Knezevic-Kneza and keyboardist Damir Sebetic and formed a five-piece line-up, which recorded one album for the RTB label in 1977, ''Svijet po kojem gazim'', captured at Studio Akademik in Ljubljana.

The style is very close to the Hard Rock style of Drugi Nacin, featuring exactly the same instrumentation, it sounds just a bit more progressive at moments due to the more active role of keyboardist Damir Sebetic.Of course the album was entirely composed by Kurtovic and Mekic, so the music is fairly guitar-driven with many twin guitar leads and extended angular riffs with background keyboards and occasional flute drives in the vein of JETHRO TULL.Very energetic stuff with plenty of energy and accesible tunes in a Classic Rock vein with a hard edge.But there are certain tracks, which flirt intensely with Prog Rock, for example ''Stopa za stopom'' sounds like a cross between TAKO, DEEP PURPLE and FOCUS, containing big symphonic organs and synths next to a tiny flute theme, as the guitar work has a JAN AKKERMAN-like vibe and the track is flavored by even some screaming vocals.Or you should listen to the very poetic ''Cekati moj hit'' with its strong Classical content, the spacey synths and the almost GENESIS-like flute parts over a soft lyrical atmosphere.''Beskrajna tama noci'' is yet another winner, this time somewhere in the middle between Psych Rock and Fusion with electric piano, melodic vocals, ambiental flute lines and mellow electric guitar.

The same year Nepocin disbanded and apparently followed opposite paths to Drugi Nacin, which were reformed upon the arrival of Branko Pozgajec.Ironically Ilic became a member of the band some 15 years later, while drummer Branko Knezevic-Kneza became a member of Aerodrom.

Twin-guitar Hard Rock/Prog with touches of symphonic, psychedelic and Jazz Music.Dynamic and competent material, which comes warmly recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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