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NEPOCIN was formed 1977 during a short hiatus of a popular ex-Yugoslavian band DRUGI NACIN, whose two members, Ismet Kurtovic (vocal, flute, guitar) and Halil Mekic (guitar, vocal) were joined by Bozo Ilic (bass), Branko Knezevic (drums) and Damir Sebetic (keyboards). They took the name from the poem "Nepocin polje" by Vasko Popa, a famous Serbian poet. They released only one album "Svijet Po Kojem Gazim" and disbanded thereafter shortly. Due to the sound of flute and hard guitar riffs, they can be compared to JETHRO TULL.

Their only album "Svijet Po Kojem Gazim" was released in 1977, with cover artwork by a renowned cartoonist and graphic artist Igor Kordej. Upon its release the album was largely ignored by critics who judged it to have been too pretentious and over-ambitious, mostly by Kurtovic's attempts to prove his
self-confident authorship.

Despite some flaws, this issue will be quite interesting for collectors of prog rock and of 1970s sound in general, particularly for those keen to explore the musical heretage of the Balkans countries of the period. This album was re-issued on a CD together with the legendary eponymous first album of DRUGI NACIN (Taped Pictures/PGP RTS, 1999).

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Svijet Po Kojem Gazim
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 Svijet Po Kojem Gazim by NEPOčIN album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.24 | 15 ratings

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Review by apps79
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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.

 Svijet Po Kojem Gazim by NEPOčIN album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.24 | 15 ratings

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Review by Finnforest
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2 stars For Drugi Nacin and Yugoslavian rock fans

Nepocin were a Yugo-rock side project that grew out of a break in the career of Drugi Nacin, of which two members Kurtovic and Mekic hail. The album was released in '77 a couple years after the Drugi Nacin debut and you can hear a subtle difference. Nepocin is a bit more varied and ambitious in composition while still maintaining a bit of the Drugi sound. I miss Mikulcic's stellar bass playing from Drugi but what is gained helps to offset the loss. The drumming and keyboards are both better on Nepocin, the percussion fills more nimble and the keys more spacious and interesting. The vocals have been toned down a bit too which is a nice change for those not fans of the dish-breaking falsettos. There are some here but not as annoyingly warbly or frequent. The material and performances are both a marginal improvement as they seem intent on taking more chances here. The long piece in the set is "Cekati Moj Hit" at 7 minutes. It begins with acoustic guitar, flute, and soft vocals before the organ and vocal explode. In comes some spacey synths and then some good trippy electric leads. There is a long drawn out flute section that is pretty nice, backed by a plodding rhythm giving the impression of a journey taking place. I still can't recommend this much beyond fans of 70s hard rock and rate it about the same as Drugi Nacin. Though I prefer this album just a little over Drugi it is still pretty one dimensional and average. I would agree with others that if you enjoy Purple, Heep, and New Trolls, there is a fair chance you will appreciate this. And the album cover is really fantastic when you fold out the whole thing. Almost 3 stars but not quite.

 Svijet Po Kojem Gazim by NEPOčIN album cover Studio Album, 1977
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Review by Aranarth

4 stars I remember the first time I heard this album, it was in the spring of 2000. I'd never heard of Nepočin before, but I knew of Drugi Način. Nepočin was the brainchild of the Drugi Način founder Ismet Kurtović, who was the undisputed creative force behind that legendary group.

Music of Nepočin is arguably more prog-oriented, although the opening number, "Rock Pajac/Rock Clown" is pure rock, with some nice guitar riffing. It is a satire on the popularity that rock frontmen enjoy in the modern world. The title track is the first taste of prog we get here, with a typical prog intro which works well as well as the closing solo. "Stopa za stopom/Step by Step" is one of the highlights of the album with some terrific instrumental parts, specially at the end. "Novi dan/New Day" and "Čekati moj hit" are the only songs which Halil Mekić contributed to, co-writing the music to the first with Kurtovic and the second all by himself. Both are good, but the second is longer and more prog-like, with a very nice and long flute solo which finishes the song. I wonder what became of this guy. He certainly displayed a sense for writing meaningful and melodic music here. Therefore these songs, as well as the entire album, count as his swan song.

The lovely ballad "Beskrajna tama noći" also counts among the highlights here, while the two last songs are average. But overall, this is a truly satisfying and intriguing work by Kurtović, Mekić and co. What keeps it from being an absolute classic are the vocals, they are too high and pretentious-sounding. Lyrics also tend to be over-ambitious, but the whole project was meant to be very ambitious. Anyway, this is a treasure for any devoted Kurtovic/Drugi Način fan and collector, while people who are not acquainted to pompous and ambitious prog rock will not appreciate it much.

 Svijet Po Kojem Gazim by NEPOčIN album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.24 | 15 ratings

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Review by futurmaca

4 stars In my view, this is 'Yu- Jethro Tull'! If you are patient enough... individual songs from this album may be downloaded from Kazaa. The band that follows this project was, as you know, 'Drugi Nacin'. Drugi Nacin benefited from playing live in Croatian coastal village- Trpanj throughout second half of the seventies and beginning of the eighties (Nepocin songs were also part of the repertoire). However, when we compare Nepocin's songs with those of Drugi Nacin we deffinitelly notice that Nepocin is an important stage within the actual search of the appropriate sound, style and format. However, Nepocin does not fall behind its comercially successfull sucessor. Furthermore, I believe that someone who is fond of Drugi Nacin might deffinitely appreciate this music accomplishment. And while Drugi Nacin's debut LP deserves five stars I would nevertheless award Nepocin's LP with four stars. Sadly, the actual vynil is almost imposible to obtain and is true rarity. Fortunately, the songs might be obtained on a CD (look for Croatian re-releases of the 90's). Dusan, London, Sep. 2004
 Svijet Po Kojem Gazim by NEPOčIN album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.24 | 15 ratings

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Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars I hesitate to give this album 3 stars for several reasons: it is not much different in sound from DRUGI NACIN, the band the two guitarists came from, but is less engaging and lacking strong compositions; Kurtovic's vocals are too often forced to the high registers, trying to emulate David Byron's, but as a result are irritating and out of place; the only standout track is "Novi dan", while the rest are mediocre hard rock-acoustic-prog combination sounding somewhere between CAMEL and JETHRO TULL. On the other hand, this was issued in Yugoslavia 1977, a time when there were only a few LP records, not to mention the prog scene. Therefore this album gives an important contribution to the rare prog discography of ex-Yugoslavia, being of interest for prog fans who are willing to explore the non-English progressive music.
 Svijet Po Kojem Gazim by NEPOčIN album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.24 | 15 ratings

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Nepočin Heavy Prog

Review by loserboy
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4 stars Post DRUGI NACIN yugo-prog band who deliver an awesome hard progressive sound meshing dual guitars, keyboards, flute, acoustic guitar with dark yet dramatic vocals. Ismet Kurtovic (flute, guitars) and Ualil Mekik (guitars, vocals) once again team up combining their love of complex yet harder rock influenced music. NEPOCIN actually reminds me quite a bit of the 70's Italian prog scene with the dual electric guitars frenzied yet beautiful styled flute, heavier vocals and loads of symphonic keyboards. To my amazement this band actually remind me of a mashination of JETHRO TULL and Italy's SEMIRAMIS. Overall songs are quite melodic offering some excellent musicianship and tempo/mood swings.

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