The Penny Black Remedy

The concept is based around esthetic identity of communist monuments, glorifying people’s heroes, workers, peasants, “great leaders” such as Tito, Lenin, Mao, Che, which is then combined with the stilling and props connecting TPBR with punk, country and gipsy traditions. Guitar replaced the rifle, drums replaced the sword, and cowboy shirts, All Star trainers, kilt, Gipsy scarves, flower in the hair, ska hats and scarves replaced military uniforms. In order to preserve the impression of mono-coloured monuments all the details are vary discreet, but on careful inspection reveal multitude of juxtaposed symbols and stories. Ironic, humorous and fun…  

Cjeloviti vizualni idenitet albuma škotsko-hrvatsko-nizozemsko-engleskog sastava The Penny Black Remedy s londonskom adresom. Koncept se bazira na zanimljivom pretapanju socrealističke ikonografije, punk estetike, country elemenata i gipsy tradicije dajući jasno do znanja od kojih je komponenti i na kojim iskustvima ovaj zanimljivi glazbeni projekt nastao. Tako na komunističkom spomeniku koji kao da veliča narodne heroje, radnike, seljake ili velike vođe, gitara zamjenjuje pušku, bubnjevi, mač, a kaubojske košulje, Starke, šalovi i ska kape zamjenjuju πinjele ili kute. (2009)