Profili Profili

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Profili Profili
Profili Profili-KKK.jpg
Profili Profili second and Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus first lineup
Background information
Also known as Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus, KKK
Origin Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Genres New wave, post-punk, experimental music, minimal music, indie rock
Years active 1981 – 1984
1987
Labels Jugoton, Galerija Srecna Nova Umetnost SKC
Associated acts Ekatarina Velika, Laibach, Pasta ZZ, Supernaut, Šarlo Akrobata, Urbana Gerila
Past members Miodrag Stojanović
Slobodan Jeličić
Dragoslav Radojković
Milan Mladenović
Saša Radić

Profili Profili (Serbian Cyrillic: Профили Профили, trans: Profiles Profiles) was a Serbian and former Yugoslav new wave/experimental music duo from Belgrade, notable as the participant of the Artistička radna akcija project in 1981. During the same year the band members formed another band Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus (Serbian Cyrillic: Казимиров Казнени Корпус, trans: Casimir's Castigation Corpus) and both bands appeared on their split album which is the first album in Yugoslavia to be released under an independent record label.

History[edit]

Band formations[edit]

The band Profili Profili was formed by Miodrag "Čeza" Stojanović (bass, vocals) and Slobodan "Jela" Jeličić (guitar, vocals). Their two songs, "Majke ih guraju u metalnim korpama" ("Mothers Push Them In Metal Baskets") and "Nemir živaca" ("Nerve Unrest"), appeared on the Artistička radna akcija (Artistic Work Action) various artists compilation in 1981.[1]

During the same year, Stojanović and Jeličić, with Dragoslav "Draža" Radojković, formed another band, Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus, half an hour before their first live appearance at Tašmajdan in Belgrade on the Aktuelna Beogradska Rock Scena festival. The band wrote one song during that time and played it in five different versions. The band made another live appearance, at Topčider, with the band Katarina II.[2] At the time, the band was joined by Milan Mladenović, a former Šarlo Akrobata and Katarina II member as an additional bass guitarist.[3]

Album recording, breakup[edit]

On May 18 1982, the two bands performed at the Ljubljana band Laibach art exhibition, at the gallery of the Belgrade SKC.[4] At the performance, the band made a decision to record the material they had been performing, and within the following three days, the band worked at the Banovo Brdo NGM studio. The album recording cost the band 15.000 Yugoslav dinars, which rated the album as a low-budget release, and was released under the independent record label Galerija Srecna nova umetnost SKC, making it the first independent music release in Yugoslavia.

Profili Profili in 1981 with Milan Mladenović

Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus / Profili Profili, released on March 1982, featured five versions of the Profili Profili song "Ventilatori" ("Ventilators"), and five versions of the Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus song "Paranoidno šizoidne devojke" ("Paranoid Schizophrenic Girls"). Originally released in a hundred copies, with each copy having a different album cover, soon after the release went out of print, and on the following month the band released a hundred more copies, which were quickly sold out. Today the album is considered a rarity and a collector's item.

In 1983, a version of Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus' "Paraliticno šizoidne devojke" appeared on the Šećrna vodica (Sugar Drink) movie soundtrack, however, the soundtrack was never released as an official album. During the same year, Stojanović wanted to change the concept switching to guitar so that Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus had a vacant spot for a new bass player until Jeličić brought in Saša Radić as the new bassist, and Mladenović remained only the Profili Profili bassist.[3] The two bands had rehearsed and did not perform live until the following year when they held their last live appearance at the Belgrade Akademija before Stojanović dissolved the bands.[3]

On September 11, 1987, the band reunited as KKK and performed as an opening act for the Tonny Montano concert at the Belgrade SKC.[4]

Post-breakup[edit]

After the band disbandment, Jeličić stopped playing and performing, starting his own business company, and, on April 1996, died of cancer.[5] Mladenović continued performing with Katarina II which, after the release of their self-titled album, changed the name to Ekatarina Velika, releasing six studio albums and achieving mainstream success. As Angel's Breath, with Mitar Subotić, he recorded and released an album called Angel's Breath, in the Spring of 1994 in Brazil, and in August it was discovered that he had pancreatic cancer. He died on November 5, 1994 in Belgrade.

Radojković continued performing with Laibach. Stojanović, with Radojković and Partibrejkers guitarist Nebojša "Anton" Antonijević, formed the band Plaćenici, in 1986. The band recorded six songs which appeared on the Beogradski grafiti - Bad Boy Rock,[6] released by Kopar label Slovenija, but after a few live appearances, the band split up. With his wife, he formed the band Viet-Viet, later renamed to Ritual, and in 1989, with former Radnička Kontrola vocalist Srđan "Đile" Marković and former Šarlo Akrobata and Katarina II drummer Ivan "VD" Vdović, formed the band DDT. In 1992, after Vdović's death, the band was renamed to Supernaut. With Supernaut, Stojanović released the studio album Budućnost sada, released in 1993, and the live album Live in Zombietown, released in 1995, before leaving the band. Live in Zombietown also featured Saša Radić who had joined the band and with Supernaut he has released four studio albums, Niže nego ljudski in 1998, Raj na nebu, pakao na Zemlji in 2000, Eli, on which Radojković appeared as guest drummer, in 2006, and Pobuna mašina in 2010.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Various - Artistička Radna Akcija - Beograd '81 (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ Najnovije poruke: BUTTERFLY
  3. ^ a b c "SRĐAN ĐILE MARKOVIĆ I SAŠA RADIĆ – Supernaut - Trideset ljudi, to je naš Altamont /". Popboks.com. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Rock program u vreme novog talasa hronografija 1981-1989". skc.org.rs. 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  5. ^ Ćosić, Pavle (March 1997). Priča o ljudima s jedne ploče (in Serbian). Belgrade, Serbia: XZ. p. 69. 
  6. ^ "Various - Beogradski Grafiti - Bad Boy Rock (Cassette) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Supernaut (4) Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  • EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006, Janjatović Petar; ISBN 978-86-905317-1-4
  • Prvih 100 kaseta; Kazimirov Kazneni Korpus / Profili Profili SKC album review, Petar Popović, Džuboks magazine, April 1982
  • Drugom stranom, Almanah novog talasa u SFRJ, Janjatović Petar; 1983

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