Branko Mataja
Over Fields And Mountains
Numero Group
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2022
LP
27.99
NUM 82LP
incl. booklet
LP (white)
29.99
NUM 82LPX
incl. booklet
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Tracklist
1Da Smo Se Ranije Sreli
2Tesko Mi Je Zaboravit Tebe
3Tebi Majko Misli Lete (Nikola Skrba)
4Susti Bagrem Beli
5Hteo Bih Te Zaboravit
6Sreo Sam Te
7Tamo Daleko
8Cija Li Je Livada
9Kafu Mi Draga Ispeci
10Kad Ja Podoh Na Bembasu
11Duboko Je More
12Zapletnicki Cacak

Recalling Ennio Morricone spaghetti westerns, the electrified belly dance music of Omar Khorshid, and ’90s bedroom psychedelia at once, the music of Branko Mataja is from its own epoch. Snatched from the streets of Belgrade as a teenager, Mataja spent World War 2 in a German work camp, escaping the insanity of post-war Europe to settle in North Hollywood to live out the American Dream to its fullest. Crafting handmade music on homemade guitars throughout the 1970s, Mataja taught himself to play in order to pay homage to his ancestral home of Yugoslavia, a place he would never return to except through these guitar meditations.