Sunday, October 22, 2006



Laibach's 1992 album was its greatest departure from the industrial path and its most experimental in the pop medium.
It utilizes many techno styles such as Jungle, House and even Hip-Hop. There's very little of the elements one comes to expect from a Laibach album. There's no ironic cover songs as such, unless you count those that served as ready-mades for their sonic sculpting. There's a DJ turntable and sample throwdown, with significant bits lifted from George Lucas's THX1138 among other things. Even Milan Fras' distinctive voice is scarcely heard here. But don't worry, it's all idiosyncratically melded with Teutonic, Wagnerian Gottendammerung and Slavic and German singing. Stylistically, this is a very retro-futuristic album, with the melding of classical and traditional music styles with electronica and many recycled lyrics and samples recur. Les Privileges Des Mort sounds like a remake/remodel of songs from the reissues of Slovenska Akropola and their debut Laibach. Some of the lyrics from Hunter's Funeral Procession sound an awful lot like lyrics that would turn up in 2003's WAT. This album takes a lot of chances and it pays off; it is one of the most consistent albums of their ouvre and offers one of the most rewarding listening experiences.

BONUS: The vinyl-only track Steel Trust, by Laibach sub-group Germania (and sung by Anja Rupel), which sounds like a theme for some retro-futuristic soap opera.

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Anonymous kristof said...

hello i want ti say one things about this album

if you have audio tape of this album

the last song is not the same version of the cd

12:51 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

I have heard that, and am looking for copies of that.
I would like to compare the mixes of all three formats, as well.
Also, thank you so much for the links you sent.
I have most of that and unfortunately the Tran-Slovenian Express was dead.
Hopefully lots of folks got to download the links.

7:43 AM  
Anonymous bryan said...

just found this somewhere:
laibach's new single 'anglia', including remixes.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous kristof said...

ok i upload Tran-Slovenian Express when i time

thanks bryan for the link

11:15 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

that would be wonderful, Kristof.
If you do, I will put up Trans Slovenia Express II.
Thanks so much!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous kristof said...


tran-slovenian express

password :kristof

nb its in mp4 so use itunes for listen or transform

if you want listen mp4 with windows media player use this codec in

that all for today ;)

10:12 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

Unfortunately the password doesn't appear to work.
Any clues?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous kristof said...

lol excuse its my finger who make one space after my name , so its realy my name + space


2:27 PM  
Blogger Chardman said...

Thanks so much!
You're my hero.
I will post TSE II tonight.

7:30 PM  

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