THE LEGACY OF T A K O
In 1974, since the members of the OPUS group left everyone on their side, Dušan Ćućuz-Dule decided to establish a new group with the idea of being called TAKO.
During the period in which he asked for appropriate collaborators for the group, Dule and drummer of the first group, TAKO, Milan Lolić performed with the singer Srdjan Marjanović. In the same period, Dule met Djordje Ilijin from Sremska Mitrovica, a student of Ethnology, who had a similar musical attitude which was established through the exchange of ideas on joint experiments. After a short time of training with Milan Lolić and Djordje Ilijin Dule, he invites guitarist Sava Bojic, who at that time left the first set of the Pop Machine group. The group made three demos in that position and had a significant performance with several groups at the humanitarian concert at the Pionir Hall. In 1975, in the studios of Radio Belgrade, they made the first recordings "I hear my thoughts", "Dazdevnjak", "Lena" and "Strange city". At the beginning of 1976, Sava Bojic went to the JNA, and the new guitarist became Miroslav Dukic-Miro Di Ghaesa at the time, nicknamed Ghaesa (ex group Koren, born in 1953). In 1976, T A K O performed in the International Youth Center in Dubrovnik. A few months later training and changes of several drummers, by the arrival of Slobodan Felekatović, the final setting of the TAKO group, which worked for the next five years together, produced two LP editions.
Felekatovic worked very well in the compositions of the TAKO band, and the group immediately started performing. Since they wanted to create music without compromise, they feel the same way, the simple name THAT has given the meaning and their musical definition. Because of non-commercialism, they initially struggled to the stage. For the following year, the group played regularly, with a significant performance at the legendary concert of Bijelo Dugme, on August 28, 1977, at the Hajdučka fountain in Belgrade, followed by a tour of the stadiums and sports halls of the largest cities of Yugoslavia where the group TAKO as a for-group of Bijelo Dugme presented wide auditorium of tens of thousands of people per concert. On November 23, 1977, with a band S from time to time, they organized a quad-sounded concert at the Youth House, and in the same period they had a well-accepted performance at the "BOOM" Festival of Rock Music at the SPENS Hall in Novi Sad.
Producer of PGP RTV Belgrade Aleksandar Pilipenko awaited the right opportunity to include the group in the publishing program of the house, but the band decided to accept the offer of the production of RTV Ljubljana in 1978, after the performance at the Youth Festival in Subotica. The album was shot in 36 hours in Studio M in Novi Sad for such kind of music in unfortunate circumstances, because for the producers and masters of the tones people who did not have any experience with any direction of rock music came out, and as a result of this set of circumstances, LP The record label "So" was signed by Ilijin, Ćućuz and Dukić in the compositions "Synthesis", "Merging the Sunlight in Sandy Memory", "Wake Up", " The other side of me. "In predominantly instrumental subjects, they offered their vision of a progressive rock music with elements of jazz and classics. The album was promoted by a free concert at Kalemegdan a few thousand people.
During 1979, Dukić separated himself in an attempt to create his band, while the rest of the members continued to prepare material for the second album. The collaboration with other guitarists was not successful, and half a year later they continued their work in the old room with guitarist Miroslav Dukic. The second album, In The Sleeping Bag, was released in September 1980. The board was seriously conceived, and each member produced his own composition. After the release of the record, they started on a series of promotional concerts, and they also performed in Zagreb within the "Greetings from Belgrade" event.
The departure of the drummer into the army, but also the general change in the climate in music, caused by the arrival of a new wave, is the reason why they stopped working. The farewell concert was held at the Belgrade Faculty of Philology in March 1981.
Miroslav Dukic-Miro Di Ghaesa became a studio musician and producer, recorded a large number of records for other authors. Ćuzuz worked on the concerts. Ilijin worked for some time as a teacher of music and then as an ethnologist. He took on the solo record "Forbidden eavesdropping" (Suzy 1983), where he played all instruments except drums. That part of the work was done by Vladimir Furduj (ex Korni group). In the period until 1989, he worked at the studio Aqarius as a master of tones and arrangements at the end of 1989, moved to New York where he worked as a tutor in a Harlem ballet school, and engaged in the composition of applied music and production (film, advertisements, etc.).
German publisher Tomas Werner (Thomas Werner), for his discography house Kalemegdan Disk in 1993, released a vinyl release on the vinyl of both album "Tako". Dressed in a new, luxurious wrapper (the work of Istvan Fujhkina, a painter and designer from Subotica who now lives and works in Toronto), the boards also received a musical addition. On the first album, the bonus is "The Way to the South" (Dušan Ćućuz), while the second "Lost Nothing" (Dušan Ćućuz) and "The Horde of Peace" (Miroslav Dukic-Miro Di Ghaesa). These are original materials recorded at the time albums were recorded, but due to the minute they were not found on vinyl editions. In 1998, the Rock Symphony's Rock Symphony CD produced a CD re-release of both TAKO's albums with bonus tapes that took place at the Kalemegdan Disk. Kalemegdan Disk released 1993's "Zabranjeno prislanjevanje" LP Djordje Ilijin from 1983 and the same material was released on the disc by Italian Mellow Records in 2002. Miroslav Dukić, under the name of D Mirro, again recorded nine selected compositions from the TAKO group's opus and released them on the so-called "The nine compositions of the band TAKO" (Art Media Line 2010). The group Bjesovi, on the internet edition of "Light, Light" in 2015, composed the composition "Wake Up".