Album artwork for An Introduction To Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited by Laibach

the album release follows their recent 'iron sky' ost release, the monumental retro-avant-garde show at the tate modern and coincides with a series of european dates. opening with their interpretation of mute's first release, the normal's 'warm leatherette' (here translated as 'warme lederhaut', laibach premiered the track at the short circuit presents mute festival, roundhouse in may 2011), the tracklisting demonstrates laibach's unique take on the cover version. from the sublime, laibach's take on the beatles 'across the universe' would melt even the toughest of hearts, to their bombastic cover of europe's 'final countdown', this is a window into laibach's own take on pop music, and to the humour that permeates their work. 'reproduction prohibited' features two tracks from 'volk' (2006), laibach's album of reinterpretations of national anthems which uncovers the violence and the pop intrinsic in the national anthem, surely the ultimate pop song. here 'germania reinterprets das lied der deutschen', originally written in 1797 and used after world war i as the national anthem of the german empire at the time of the weimar republic, while 'anglia' uses john bull's god save the queen as its inspiration. 'mama leone', perhaps not familiar to many in its original version, sold over 20 million copies when it itself was covered by bino in the late 70s. b mashina, written by laibach collaborator tomi meglic, was originally released on 2003's 'wat', and featured in the soundtrack to 'iron sky' (directed by timo vuorensola), a dark science fiction comedy about nazis invading earth in 2018, after escaping to the dark side of the moon in 1945. pop references itself when laibach take on juno reactor's 'god is god', which was itself influenced by laibach's cover of opus' 'life is life', included here translated as 'leben heisst leben'. elsewhere on the album, laibach tackle the beatles and queen. taken from their album 'let it be', 'across the universe' and 'get back' both feature, and queen here are translated as 'geburt einer nation', a german version of 'one vision'.

Laibach

An Introduction To Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited

Album artwork for An Introduction To Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited by Laibach
CD

£11.99

Released 03/09/2012Catalogue Number

cdmutel23

Laibach

An Introduction To Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited

Album artwork for An Introduction To Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited by Laibach
CD

£11.99

Released 03/09/2012Catalogue Number

cdmutel23

the album release follows their recent 'iron sky' ost release, the monumental retro-avant-garde show at the tate modern and coincides with a series of european dates. opening with their interpretation of mute's first release, the normal's 'warm leatherette' (here translated as 'warme lederhaut', laibach premiered the track at the short circuit presents mute festival, roundhouse in may 2011), the tracklisting demonstrates laibach's unique take on the cover version. from the sublime, laibach's take on the beatles 'across the universe' would melt even the toughest of hearts, to their bombastic cover of europe's 'final countdown', this is a window into laibach's own take on pop music, and to the humour that permeates their work. 'reproduction prohibited' features two tracks from 'volk' (2006), laibach's album of reinterpretations of national anthems which uncovers the violence and the pop intrinsic in the national anthem, surely the ultimate pop song. here 'germania reinterprets das lied der deutschen', originally written in 1797 and used after world war i as the national anthem of the german empire at the time of the weimar republic, while 'anglia' uses john bull's god save the queen as its inspiration. 'mama leone', perhaps not familiar to many in its original version, sold over 20 million copies when it itself was covered by bino in the late 70s. b mashina, written by laibach collaborator tomi meglic, was originally released on 2003's 'wat', and featured in the soundtrack to 'iron sky' (directed by timo vuorensola), a dark science fiction comedy about nazis invading earth in 2018, after escaping to the dark side of the moon in 1945. pop references itself when laibach take on juno reactor's 'god is god', which was itself influenced by laibach's cover of opus' 'life is life', included here translated as 'leben heisst leben'. elsewhere on the album, laibach tackle the beatles and queen. taken from their album 'let it be', 'across the universe' and 'get back' both feature, and queen here are translated as 'geburt einer nation', a german version of 'one vision'.