Aleksa (and Igor)

I keep saying the world gets smaller through music and it happened again a couple weeks back when I met Aleksa (and his older brother Igor who’s coming up in the next post) from Belgrade, Serbia on the streets of Tokyo. We connected so wholeheartedly that we ended up losing all track of all manner of time, conversing about so many topics for over an hour; talking about Serbia, about Tokyo, about music, and life, that eventually my notebook went back into my pocket with very few actual notes in it – whoops! This happens sometimes, when you are just really overcome by curiosity and pure interest and surrender to the encounter.

Aleksa and Igor are not only the first Serbians that I have met through this project, they are some of the first and only Serbians I have EVER met. And one of the coolest interview questions that I have discovered through this project, by combining my music headed-ness and my bush league geography buff-ness… (sidenote: Yes, I’m buff! No, not that kind of buff… I’m geography buff!) …is “What’s the record-store scene like in __ [Belgrade]?” This question is like a Chuck Norris roundhouse door smasher – it always knocks open a huge flow of conversation and exchange. And that’s exactly what happened with Aleksa and Igor, who shared with me about the record scene, the recording industry, Serbian Hip Hop, their family’s connection to the music business, and even apparently Aleksa’s dad’s status as guitar player for one of the countries most celebrated bands!

Speaking of bands, Aleksa informed him that he’s also lead guitarist in is own band called Daze, and gave the obligatory and addmittedly-deserved, cheeky eye-roll when I asked him what they sounded like (haha – it’s true though, so hard to describe what music sounds like) but to humor me, he said possibly somewhere in the “Shoegaze” or “Indie” genres, but not like Queens of the Stone Age, who he loves and whose T-shirt he just happened to be wearing on the the day he picked two of their records, ALEKSA’S FIRST EVER! VINYL-VIRGINITY LOST IN TOKYO! YES!! (Nice job, big brother, Igor!)

Great meeting you guys! More on this duo in the upcoming next post!

More Tokyo Record Style on the way!

Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
Label: Matador – OLE1125LP2
Format: Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
All Media, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, White Opaque, 5th Anniversary
Country: Worldwide
Released: Dec 9, 2022
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock

Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Label: Matador – OLE1040LP2
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Red [Opaque]
Country: Europe
Released: Dec 9, 2022
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock

Try Best Offer Score

On Instagram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *