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Nik Raicevic

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3 stars Man, Raicevic looks too cool to have released this oddball 1971 electronic monstrosity. He looks like he should have been James Bond before Roger Moore. However, what went on inside that head at the time of these recordings is another matter altogether...

Strangely, my copy is named 'Beyond the End... Eternity' and not the above, where, if spoken will make you feel like you've got a mouthful of marbles breaking teeth as you try to pronounce it.

It looks like I've ended up with some 'hooky' copy of this, as mine consists of 4 albums covering two cd's. Mind you- they're mighty short. This LP for instance only scrapes a miserable 27 mins in duration. Oh well, you'll be glad there's no rambling aimless review then?

At the ripe old age of 38 in 1971 Raicevic released this warped electronic mish-mash of an album on an unsuspecting public. This is early proto electronica from which I'm sure 'Aphex Twin' got many ideas and inspiration from. 'Kluster' also spring to mind. This, however, is far more synthetic. 'Beyond the End... Eternity' is entirely electronic with no vocals which will give you an idea of the kind of difficulty your brain will have trying to come to terms with this recording.

The whole thing ends up sounding like some weird evil alien dentist from Sirius B drilling away at E.T's. jawbone as he struggles to stay awake under anaesthetic , whilst floating creatures swarm around his big malformed head.

An extremely unusual album and one I'm glad I bought. A very difficult album to describe as there's nothing conventional about it at all

No wonder my dad thought I was mental 20 years ago...

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4 stars The most ridiculously short LP I own. I mean this album totally about 24 minutes, 12 minutes per side. Gee a Genesis, Todd Rudgren or Klaus Schulze album has more music one one side than this whole album (but Nik Raicevic's other albums are closer to 40 minutes, which is more normal). It sounds like a sound effects library album to me, just tons of sci-fi noise played on a Moog and that's about it. I like this type of stuff, and love the cover that was done by Raicevic himself. Also the album came with a warning sticker on the shrink wrap that states: "Do not listen to this album if you are stoned", but most copies no longer bear that warning as many tore the shrink wrap long age. My copy doesn't have the warning (but my copy of Magnetic Web does, which I'm so delighted). If you want something more melodic, this isn't where to do, but for those who like off-the-wall electronic music, this comes recommended.
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