“Laibach at their best blur art and confrontation” – Guardian live review
LAIBACH announce the release of a brand new four-track EP, S, available digitally now. The EP features three tracks from their forthcoming album, SPECTRE.
The new EP tracklisting also includes a live version of Serge Gainsbourg’s, “Love On The Beat,” which was recorded at the band’s Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde Tate Modern event in London.
Love On The Beat - Edit (live) (from the Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde Tate Modern CD)
Resistance is Futile
SPECTRE is Laibach’s first studio album since 2006’s Volk, and the follow up the original sound track forIron Sky (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2012) and Reproduction Prohibited, a collection of Laibach’s interpretations of songs.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: http://youtu.be/nR-VNeLMfqQ
The new album sees Laibach once again ‘re-inventing’ itself in a newly-born, yet polished and solid formation. And, as is now their custom, Laibach calls into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy and ideology.
With SPECTRE, Laibach has created a big, important and almost dangerous step forward; it seems that this time the band has fatally crossed the Rubicon. On this album the group – which has never defined itself politically, but has, nevertheless, constantly analyzed politics through its work – comes across politically engaged like never before. SPECTRE sounds like a political manifesto in poetic form, titles and lyrics couldn’t be more direct. With these lyrics and songs, Laibach, who has always given a controversial impression, is now very clearly taking a position on the political spectrum and probably irreversibly abolishing its own political ‘freedom’ and neutrality.
SPECTRE is due out on Mute in February 2014.