Bones in Butter is Milutin Krasevic, last man standing among a group of fellow musicians who shared a common vision to blend beautiful melodies and harmonies with the darkness and thoughtfulness of the Post-Punk era into a unique style.
Krasevic was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, to Yugoslav immigrants. His parents introduced him to music by forcing him to take piano lessons at the age of 7. One year later he quit and conspired with his older sister who familiarized him with the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel along with the Sparks. A few years later he attended his first concert in Zurich. It was the Electric Light Orchestra’s Out of the Blue tour. Krasevic instantly became a devoted fan of this band. Simultaneously the Punk movement caught his attention, especially the Stranglers, Wire, the band Magazine, the Velvet Underground, and he began to develop a rather peculiar taste in music. During this period, he also picked up the old guitar his father gave him and taught himself the first chords so he could play along to records he was listening to at that time.
Soon, he started writing his own songs, bought a better guitar, a synthesizer and a four-track cassette recorder to capture his musical ideas. Later, he founded a band, had some moderate success with it, played a few shows and even recorded a CD. Exactly zero copies were sold.
Sadly but understandably, to Krasevic it seemed wiser to focus on his career as an English and German translator, for making niche music for a living in Switzerland was out of the question at that time.
However, he never stopped writing songs. Krasevic collaborated with fellow musicians, pursued various music projects and finally, after moving with wife and son to Belgrade, Serbia, decided to fully indulge his passion for music.
The result of this first creative adventure under the moniker Bones in Butter is the Love or Fear EP containing seven genre crossing songs and recorded with session musicians from Serbia, Italy and Brazil.
But as there was plenty of gas left in the tank, lots of new material began to emerge waiting to materialize. And so, before long, Krasevic had written a dozen new songs and was again looking out for the right people who would not only help him record these songs but who would also add their own ideas to the overall sound.
And as fate would have it, Krasevic soon stumbled upon a circle of highly talented artists from the Belgrade indie scene: Luna Skopelja, vocals; Todor Zivkovic, guitar; Dejan Skopelja, bass; Fedja Franklin, drums; and Srdjan Popov, mix and master – to form the final lineup and to find and shape the unique sound and vibe that define the music of Bones in Butter.