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Los Angeles based artist, Nik Raicevic is a sound creator and a keyboard player who recorded a handful of albums between 1971 and 1975. His music is at the intersection of radical psycho-electronic weirdness and kosmische music.

This interesting artist was active in the ’70s before selling off all his synthesizer gear to
Steve Roach, a former racing car driver who became known as an electronic music performer

in his own right. Often credited in various combinations of the names Nik Raicevic and Nik
Pascal, he made one of his earliest albums on the Buddah label as simply Head, attempting
to cash in on the psychedelic drug culture by naming his extended synthesizer noodlings
after illegal drugs such as “Cannabis Sativa” — worth a 17-minute album track, no less.

Raicevic eventually put out five albums on his own Narco label after being dumped from
Buddah for being too influenced by drugs. Despite this judgment and the name of his own
imprint, Raicevic was clearly about something more serious than stoning; his analog synthesizer
work has been considered ahead of its time, setting the standard for what other performers
from scenes such as Berlin would come up with. The obscuro label seems to have been invented
to fit performers such as Raicevic, who also apparently made use of the stage name Flemming,

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  • zippy72

    Love this guy's stuff. The man was a genius!

    29 Apr 2013 Reply

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