Laibach ‎– Kapital

Mute ‎– CD STUMM 82
CD, Album

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1 Decade Null
Engineer – Julian BriottetMixed By – Laibach, P.K.*
2 Everlasting In Union
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalEngineer, Mixed By – P.K.*
3 Illumination
Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.*Mixed By – Julian Briottet, Laibach
4 Le Privilege Des Morts
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*Vocals – α 60
5 Codex Durex
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalEngineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*
6 Hymn To The Black Sun
Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.*Mixed By – Julian Briottet, LaibachVocals – Cveto Kobal, G. Gibbs*, O.S. Sobers*
7 Young Europa Pts 1-10
Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.*Mixed By – LaibachMixed By, Co-producer – Julian Briottet
8 The Hunter's Funeral Procession (From The Wunderhorn Trilogy)
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*Vocals – Cveto Kobal
9 White Law
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalEngineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*
10 Wirtschaft Ist Tot
Engineer – P.K.*Mixed By – D.M.*, P.K.*
11 Torso
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*
12 Entartete Welt (The Discovery Of The North Pole)
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*Flute, Vocals – Cveto Kobal
13 Kinderreich
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalCello – Ollie Kraus*Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.*Mixed By – Julian Briottet, Laibach, P.K.*Vocals – Poppy (3)
14 Sponsored By Mars
Engineer – P.K.*Featuring – Yuri GagarinMixed By – Julian Briottet, LaibachVocals – Cveto Kobal
15 Regime Of Coincidence, State Of Gravity
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.*

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All tracks written and programmed at NSK Studio Reichstag, Ljubljana, recorded and mixed at Worldwide, London. All songs edited at Worldwide.

Tray insert:
℗ 1992 Mute Records Limited
© 1992 Mute Records Limited
Printed in Great Britain

P & C 1992 Mute Records

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  • Barcode: 5 016025 610822
  • Matrix / Runout: CD STUMM 82 : MASTERED BY NIMBUS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
31034 Laibach Kapital(CD, Album) Mute 31034 France 1992 Sell This Version
61282-4 Laibach Kapital(Cass, Album) Mute Records Ltd. 61282-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
INT 877.800, CD STUMM 82 Laibach Kapital(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute INT 877.800, CD STUMM 82 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
FL 3 128-4 Laibach Kapital(Cass, Album) Фирма Грамзаписи ФИЛИ FL 3 128-4 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
STUMM 82 Laibach Kapital(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Mute STUMM 82 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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February 27, 2019
I love this album but can see why it's a bit polarizing, even for Laibach. It really stands out as an outlier in the band's catalog, with hints of Jungle and House (and even Hip Hop!) coupled with Laibachian symphonic themes. Familiar elements such as Milan Fras' vocals and the harsh dissonance found in earlier albums seem to be missing or less apparent. There's nothing quite like it in their oeuvre. It actually reminds of Test Dept. to some extent.

I noticed something perhaps incorrect about the fantastic listing of the differences between the three format releases. It says that the versions of Steel Trust are identical between the MC release and that of the vinyl LP. I am not sure if that is right. The LP version is Electronica with symphonic elements and is sort of medium tempo, while the MC version is distinctly different; with a faster tempo, with pulsing electronic percussion and contains a sample from the 1983 film The Keep.


February 11, 2019
Not only Laibach's best effort, but by far the best industrial album of all times.


July 18, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
Definitely one of the better Laibach albums, but not their greatest. Very experimental electronic music and techno, mixed with elements of classical music and plenty of movie samples. Even though everything here sounds awesome, many of the songs are quite long and sound very similar, which makes this album rather difficult to listen through. If you don't focus on the music 100%, many of the songs can easily just float by without any real effect on the listener. And even if you listen to it intensely, i don't think it rewards enough considering it's massive length....
The soundquality is also, unfortunately, a bit soft and muddied. In some songs it works in albums favour, but some end up sounding just weak. This is unfortunate, as majority of sounds and melodies are clearly aimed to be more epic and threatening than soft and pleasing.
So, basically, monotonous experimental electroclassical weirdness with strong political overtones. Way too long and difficult to listen through casually, but (at least for me) didn't reward intense listening enough. If you are into experimental electronic music, industrial or just Laibach (but are missing this album), it's a good purchase. Not for casual listener.