• Arca

  • Looper

  • Du Blonde

  • On Dead Waves

  • Lost Under Heaven

  • Lift To Experience

  • A Certain Ratio

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

  • ADULT.

  • Lee Ranaldo

  • Goldfrapp

  • Nicolas Bougaïeff

  • Nonpareils

  • Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

  • Daniel Blumberg

  • Plastikman

  • Chris Liebing

  • Zola Jesus

  • ShadowParty

    ShadowParty

  • New Order

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    2x45

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    Talk

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    Hector

  • The Afghan Whigs —
    Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition)

  • Ben Frost —
    The Centre Cannot Hold

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • Erasure —
    A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

  • Liars —
    Brats

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz —
    #7489 (collected works 1974 - 1989) & #9294 (collected works 1992 - 1994)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Electric Trim

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Atlas

  • Arca —
    Mutant

  • Mick Harvey —
    Intoxicated Women

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Methodology '74-'78: Attic Tapes

  • Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps

  • New Order —
    Music Complete

  • Lift To Experience —
    The Texas - Jerusalem Crossroads

  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross —
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Mix-Up

  • Liars —
    Staring At Zero

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Moroccan Mountains

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Thrown Over The Wall

  • Liars —
    Cred Woes

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • ADULT. —
    Uncomfortable Positions (feat. Lun*na Menoh)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    New Thing

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

  • Goldfrapp —
    Systemagic

  • ADULT. —
    We Chase The Sound (feat. Shannon Funchess)

  • Looper —
    Farfisa Song

  • Goldfrapp —
    Anymore

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Vicissitude

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Turning The Mind & We Can Create

Laibach

Announce New Album, The Sound Of Music

“The hills are alive, with the sound of music, with songs they have sung, for a thousand years”

LAIBACH have announced details of their eagerly awaited album, The Sound of Music, out on Mute on 23 November 2018 on vinyl, CD and digitally.

Listen to the opening track, a classic Laibachian interpretation of ‘The Sound of Music

Pre-order The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music was conceived when Laibach were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. The band performed several songs from the 1965 film’s soundtrack at the concert in Pyongyang, chosen by Laibach as it’s a well-known and beloved film in the DPRK and often used by schoolchildren to learn English. Laibach are joined by Boris Benko (Silence) and Marina Mårtensson on vocals and the album gives the Laibach treatment to tracks such as ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘Maria’, here reworked as ‘Maria / Korea(“How do you solve a problem like Maria / Korea?”).

While the majority of the tracks on the album are from the film, the band also included ‘Arirang’, an interpretation of a traditional Korean folk song considered the unofficial national anthem of both North and South Korea (and released recently to mark the historic summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un), as well as their own workout of the Gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument performed by students from the Kum Song Music School in Pyongyang and a recording of the band’s “welcome” speech to Korea from Mr. Ryu from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Committee for Cultural Relations.

Laibach’s groundbreaking performance in North Korea was documented by director, artist and cultural diplomat, Morten Traavik in the film Liberation Day (described by MOJO as “a humorous, disturbing, illuminating and sometimes moving immersion into an anomalous communist mirror-world …”) which is out now via iTunes following its screening for Storyville on BBC4.

The album was recorded and produced in Ljubljana, Slovenia and in Pyongyang, DPRK and represents another successful collaboration between Laibach and Silence (Primož Hladnik and Boris Benko), who previously co-created Laibach’s 2006 Volk album.

The cover was created by Valnoir, who has previously collaborated with Laibach and oversaw visuals across the band’s North Korean project. Valnoir explains, “Laibach and NSK have been without any doubt the most influential artists in my career. And since I was in charge of most of the visual elements for Laibach’s North Korean project, it was both logical and easy for me to dive into this fantastic and monumental project!”

The band will open the Steirischer Herbst festival in Austria with the live premiere of The Sound of Music on 20 September. The performance will feature a string sextet and children’s choir, and a member of Laibach will DJ in a club in the middle of a mountain in the city of Graz later that evening. On the 21 September Ivo Salinger (aka Ivan Novak) will be in conversation with the director of the festival. Ahead of then, the band will perform in Ljubljana with a Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra and have confirmed two dates in Russia in October, further dates to be added – full details at here

 

7 Sep – Ljubljana, Križanke SI – Laibach with Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra

20 Sep – Graz, Steirischer Herbst festival AT – premiere of The Sound of Music + DJ set

9 Oct – St Petersburg, Opera Club RU – Also Sprach Zarathustra & The Sound of Music
11 Oct – Moscow, Glav Club RU – Also Sprach Zarathustra & The Sound of Music

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC TRACKLISTING

The Sound of Music

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

Do-Re-Mi

Edelweiss

Favorite Things

Lonely Goatherd

Sixteen Going On Seventeen

So Long, Farewell

Maria / Korea

Arirang

The Sound of Gayageum

Welcome Speech

 

Over 35 years on from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje, Laibach are still the most internationally acclaimed band to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. Founded in the death year of the country’s founding father Tito, and rising to fame as Yugoslavia steered towards self-destruction, Laibach can make you think, dance and march to the same music.

www.laibach.org




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