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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 22 | volume IV | August-September, 2001



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 22August-September, 2001
Sound Reviews

Interview with Zlatko Origjanski

"Man Must Take Care of His Spiritual Hygiene"

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Ljupčo Jolevski

Zlatko Origjanski

   In the period of almost two decades so far, Zlatko Origjanski has affected the public may times with his creative appearance. First with the members of Lola V. Stein releasing the albums “Icon” and “Mansard” for the independent Zagreb label Blind Dog Records not only did he waved the traditional folklore in the highly stylized urban ambience matrix, but he also wrote down the different treatment of the music in this part of the world – in the review of the former published in the prestigious English music weekly New Musical Express the uniqueness of the presented and its step forward in times were stressed. Not much later destiny brought him to Goran Trajkovski and Zoran Spasovski in the already existing Anastasija and together, signing the music for Milco Mancevski’s movie “Before the Rain”, “Melourgia”, “Nocturnal” … shape the New History of the modern Macedonian music, our unique sound sensiBality. In the meantime, the concerts of the band were seen by half the world, and Origjanski as a musician, author, and producer also signed the “Macedonian Love Songs” and “Rhyhmistic” – the editions that the unique voice of the folk singer Vanja Lazarova turned into a sound fresco of the present and future of the Macedonian. In the conversation for Blesok he speaks about himself, music, intellectuals, the time in which our only lives flow away without return.

Blesok: Anastasia, together with Avaton from Greece and Istihija from Bulgaria recently stood behind “Balkan Square”, a project with which the artists memorably stress the reliance to each another in the time of survival and adding salt to wounds. Is there any room for the creation and its message now when hatred rules? Can the artist rise above the brutal everyday?
    ORIGJANSKI: I belong to this people, my Macedonian people deeply, with all of my blood. Through them, or together with them, I have to say my song. If the measure is the daily politics, if the measure is the naïve analysis with a taste of bad literature that I encounter in the newspapers, then where is our woe? My heroes are much above it all. Can you compare a funny fat politician with Andrićh, Njegoš, Petre M. Andreevski? But, this is life. If one looks back, there is no human life that passed without a war, unfortunately. What is the characteristic of this time is the lack of wise heads among

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