Ilusivii by Petar
Subotic Suba presented his music by a pseudonym Rex Illusivi.
He was born in 1961, graduated on Academy of Art in Novi Sad
on a department for composition and orchestration. His interest
for alternative music was shown during the studies so he attends
a course in electronic music on Radio Belgrade in a class
of a saxophone player Pol Pinone, an Englishman on a temporary
work in Belgrade. At that time Suba did his first recording
based on syntisizers and electronics: His first recordings
could be heard on Radio Novi Sad in a show of Dragan Gojkovic
called " New perspectives - the other side of pop scene
in Yugoslavia". Rex Illusivi made new music for every
show and revealed his identity only after one year. Then he
presented himself to the public by his performances in Novi
Sad, Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Sarajevo and Subotica.
recording "Zla kob" was published on a compilation
"Ventilator Vol.1" (PGP RTB, 1983) and song "Arabia"
with Igor Popovic from band Jakarta on compilation "Ventilator
Vol.3" (PGP RTB, 1985). In the same time he worked with
Milan Mladenovic, Margita Stefanovic, Marina Perazic, Massimo
Savic and recorded songs that became a real radio hits. With
Milan Mladenovic he adapted a James Brown's song "Sex
Machine", for Marina Perazic Suba wrote a song"
Plava Jutra" but those materials where never published.
On a concert CD "Bez struje" (MTS Records) that
was recorded on the unplugged performance in Centar Sava,
Belgrade in January 1994 was published the song "Plava
jutra" but performed by Ana Sofrenovic. Mitar Subotic
managed to record his debut LP "Disillusioned"
thanks to involvement of Vita Simurdic from radio Novi Sad.
The record was published in 1987 as a sign of celebration
30 years of radio show "Rendezvous with music" and
on it participated Milan Mladenovic, Uros Secerov, Massimo
Savic, Zoran Radomirovic-Svaba and piano player Branka Parlic.
Mitar Subotic did music and Milan Mladenovic wrote the lyrics.
On this record you can find a theme
"Thanks Mr.Rorschach - ambients on music of Eric Sati"
dedicated to this famous French composer. Suba used Sati's
piano compositions inspired with Rorschach psychological test
and made his own musical associations listening to Sati's
mid of 80s Mitar Subotic moved to Paris and later to Brazil
(Sao Paulo). There he managed real quickly to fit into music
life, recorded some music for theatre, fashion shows, commercials
and worked as studio musician and producer. In spring of 1994
Milan Mladenovic and Brazilian musicians: percussionist Joao
Parahyba, guitar player Fabio Golfeti, singers Mariza and
Madalena with Suba recorded a CD "Angel's
Breath" on which are mixed alternative sound with
Brazilian and Balkan ethno motives. They worked for whole
3 months on tjis CD and recorded some great songs like "Crv",
"Assasino", "Praia do ventu eternu".
of 1999 Mitar Subotic published a CD "Sao
Paolo Confessions". Crammed Discs published this
CD for Europe, for USA Islandlife, for Japan Sony and for
Brazil Trama Music. Leading singers were Cibelle, Katia B
and Taciana, jazz guitar player Andre Gerraisatti, percussionist
Joao Parahyba and participated also members of a band Mestre
Ambrosio. Phill Asher remixed some of the materials but those
versions were published only on vinyl edition.
On November 2 1999 Mitar Subotic was killed in his studio
in Sao Paulo and that was also the day of promotion his CD
"Sao Paulo Confessions".
That CD got excellent reviews in different music periodicals
all over the world.
Taken from "Illustrated YU Rock Encyclopedia",
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