BASTION: BASTION, 1984

Last week I unfortunately was unable to write an article to Bastion’s self-titled LP from 1984 which was shared on Myosotis’ Twitter (in case you missed it) so therefore today I won’t only go back to that aforementioned record but also share a new one to redeem myself this week.

Bastion was a new wave pop group from the Republic of Macedonia (then Yugoslavia) formed in 1983 in Skopje. The line-up consisted of vocalist Ana Kostovska, bassist Ljubomir Stojsavljević, and most notably, keyboardist Kiril Džajkovski, who would later gain international prominence as a solo musician, DJ and for his movie soundtrack Dust. Additionally, their lyrics were written by the acclaimed film director Milčo Mančevski (so he was basically an unofficial member).

Their self-titled record is until this day their only official release. It’s an album filled with bouncing new wave pop that exhibit a bit of angst and grit on several occasions. If you enjoy strung out tunes built around a judicious use of fretless bass then this is definitely something for you!

There’s no full album stream online but I found a safe zip download link. Download it here.

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