Like last year’s Rythmes Contemporains, Vadim Music delivers with another essential release from the legendary Franco-Yugoslavian composer Janko Nilovic. We’ve been hearing about this Soul Impressions for years and it’s great to finally see it reissued.
Recorded in 1975 and released on the legendary library music label Montparnasse 2000, Soul Impressions condenses the entire mastery and inspiration of Nilovic into 12 generous tracks. An incredible kaleidoscope of influences ranging from pop to torrents of fuzz, funky psychedelia, jazz-rock, and the most baroque easy listening this side of Command Records. Between a joyful Blaxpoitation aesthetic (flute, wah-wahs and roaring bass), great surges of almost progressive acid (killer riffs and spiralling solos) and surprising breaks in tone and rhythm, Nilovic gets the balance right and gives what might have remained a simple library record the solid foundations of a coherent album. A Timeless and oft-sampled record. Dig in!