Another Album, 2006, HD
Set against the backdrop of singing cicadas and barking dogs “Another Album” takes place between sunset and dawn on the island of Krapanj on the Croatian coast. “Another Album” is a staging – and an album recording - of what is for this group of students and musicians a regular coming together to play and sing songs from the Novi Val (New Wave) era in music of the 1970s and 1980s in the former Yugoslavia. This could at first glance be seen as a nostalgic activity, but through closer inspection of the accompanying liner notes to the work that detail a mix of the origins of songs the group in the film is reciting, their personal interpretations and the more trivial discography facts of the bands and their respective musical careers – a history of a ‘scene’ is revealed. A scene that due to the break out of the Yugoslav Wars, and the break-up of the pan-Yugoslav market was put on hold so suddenly and that has still not recovered. The music for this group of people - who belong to a generation that were supposed to form their own musical scene, just at the time when the war was going on in their country - is today still relevant though, and through a moment in this microcosm, the music points out the social implications of the break -up of networks that existed before 1991.
A film by Johanna Billing. Cinematographer: Manne Lindwall and Johanna Billing. Edited by Johanna Billing. Featuring: Marin Golub, Jurica Golub, Lana Protega, Vedran Parać, Ida Grbić, Jura Ivanović, Rasa Čop and Petra Ježutković. Produced by Momentum festival for contemporary Art, Moss with kind support from IASPIS, International Artist Studio Program in Sweden.