We couldn’t express more delight than when we found out Bear Funk managed to get Ilija into the studio to record an album. It been on repeat all week and it doesn’t disappoint.
Ilija is a devoted and passionate man when it comes to music. One of his prerequisites for recording an LP was that the recordings had to be made with the same techniques and equipment that inspired him to make music in the first place. So Ilija hooked up with one of his studio mentors and got his dream line-up of synthesizers, Roland Jupiter 4 & 8, Minimoog, Roland SH2, Juno 60 and his dream drum machines Linn and Oberheim DMX. These analogue machines fire up to create a warm and authentic vibe across the whole LP.
You can hear this depth across the album but produced with such clean finesse we have come to expect. We have a couple of tracks from the album you just got wait until Valentine’s Day- when this labor of love is released.
ILIJA RUDMAN | GENTLE FIRE
Gentle Fire is an 80s affair heavy on the FM synths and 707 italo style drums. Keeping it gentle as you can imagine this one is quite euphoric and gets emotional when the pianos kick in.
ILIJA RUDMAN | SHOW ME THE MAGIC
Arps and funky basslines, this is just magic like it says on the tin.
Photo creds Frankie Nazardo, ace photographer !