Exit Album Double Album – by Tania Bosak & The Barefoot Orkestar

$25.00

Music about being hunted, escaping and finding oneself inarticulate in a foreign place, saying goodbye to homeland & loved ones forever, themes close to the hearts of many so-called ‘new arrivals’ today—how to be ‘here’ whilst also being very much from ‘there’. EXIT is inspired by Tania’s parent’s rich musical heritage and her father’s extraordinary defection story.

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Music about being hunted, escaping and finding oneself inarticulate in a foreign place, saying goodbye to homeland & loved ones forever, themes close to the hearts of many so-called ‘new arrivals’ today—how to be ‘here’ whilst also being very much from ‘there’. EXIT is inspired by Tania’s parent’s rich musical heritage and her father’s extraordinary defection story. In 1957, when the former Jugoslavia still lay behind the iron curtain, Rudy Bosak, a talented musician of Croatian descent, was interrogated by the leader of the Jedinstvo Društvo Ensemble as a possible defection risk. In spite of this, he was permitted to tour Belgium with the eighty member folkloric ensemble, twelve of whom were secret informers for the state. Despite the surveillance and atmosphere of mistrust, Rudy along with two of his fellow musicians Ante and Fanito, did manage to defect after the final performance.

Music about being hunted, escaping and finding oneself inarticulate in a foreign place, saying goodbye to homeland & loved ones forever, themes close to the hearts of many so-called ‘new arrivals’ today—how to be ‘here’ whilst also being very much from ‘there’.

About the Album

THE EXIT DOUBLE ALBUM features a beautifully designed 6 gate-fold card case with design and art work by award winning artist Rocio Alvarez.

  • Album 1 includes 13 tracks (as above)
  • Album 2 features band rehearsal outtakes, songs never heard live or recorded by Dan Magnus and Stephen Grant, rehearsal moments with the BFO, (lots of laughs) stories and interviews with John Bolton and Rudy Bosak and field recordings gathered over 15 years of research and development.

Includes unlimited streaming of Exit Album 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Released October 3, 2014

Produced and engineered by Myles Mumford.
Album 1 mastered by Adam Dempsey.
Album 2 produced, engineered and mastered by Myles Mumford. Compiled by Tania Bosak and Myles Mumford.
Deepest gratitude to the three men who inspired this work – Rudy, Ante & Fanito & thanks to the Bosak family, the Barefoot & Exit artists & to all Pozible campaign supporters.