Laibach ‎– The Sound Of Music

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Released on limited edition gold vinyl and special bookbound edition CD.
The CD is also contained in Laibach - Liberation Day : The Sound Of Music (A Documentary Musical).

Tracklist

The Sound Of Music
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Do-Re-Mi
Edelweiss
My Favorite Things
The Lonely Goatherd
Sixteen Going On Seventeen
So Long, Farewell
Maria / Korea
Arirang
The Sound Of Gayageum
Welcome Speech

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LCDSTUMM430, 5400863000981, CDSTUMM430 Laibach The Sound Of Music(CD, Album, Ltd) Mute, Mute, Mute LCDSTUMM430, 5400863000981, CDSTUMM430 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM430 Laibach The Sound Of Music(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, Mute CDSTUMM430 Russia 2018 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM430, 5051083138925 Laibach The Sound Of Music(CD, Album) Mute, Mute CDSTUMM430, 5051083138925 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
LCDSTUMM430, TRCI-66 Laibach The Sound Of Music(CD, Album, Ltd) Mute, Traffic (3) LCDSTUMM430, TRCI-66 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
LCDSTUMM430 Laibach The Sound Of Music(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute (2) LCDSTUMM430 Russia 2018 Sell This Version
STUMM430 Laibach The Sound Of Music(LP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Mute STUMM430 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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rockyhorror

rockyhorror

February 7, 2020
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
No skips in my copy, but volume is very low, and the pressing is pretty noisy at some parts. With that said, it's still listenable and enjoyable. The packaging and overall appearance are beautiful. I'd recommend it for hardcore fans only. 7/10
NImrodP

NImrodP

November 7, 2019
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
Very bad pressing quality for such a good album of Laibach!
filtig

filtig

September 28, 2019
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
The mastering to vinyl here has gone a bit weird. It's not that it's just low volume, which of course it is, but some things project more than others, most notably Milan's spoken voice almost doesn't mix with the rest, making it sound a bit like a voice over to the whole thing. Laibach do generally go for this effect, but for some reason in this release it is much more audible in the vinyl cut. I'd say both the download and the vinyl are interesting for different reasons!
JDB

JDB

March 31, 2019
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
No skipping here but a low volume pressing lacking of dynamics lowers the enjoyment of another brilliant adaption of popular culture. For a change, the download is the better choice for proper audio pleasure.
bubcentral

bubcentral

December 9, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Music, CD, Album, Ltd, LCDSTUMM430, 5400863000981, CDSTUMM430
Anyone out there know where I can buy the CD with blu ray release version?
dougwestherts

dougwestherts

November 29, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
Phobos, my copy is fine. What I have occasionally found on new LPs is tiny flecks of plastic have adhered to the surface, possibly when the record was pressed. If you lightly run a finger over the groves these can be found and then gently removed by fingernail. Worth trying before sending back.

As for The Sound Of Music, it is another excellent re-interpretation of a much-loved classic.. For instance, on Sixteen Going On Seventeen changing the last lines 'I am seventeen going on eighteen, I'll take care of you' to ' I am sixty, going on seventy, I'll take care of you' gives this song of youthful awakening a sinister and cynical dynamic. Superb.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

November 28, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
Once again Laibach subtlety to nude off cultural settings and unveil the secrets of Western symbolic quests must be applauded.

I'm almost one hundred per cent sure that Laibach dedication to "The sound of music" as an album was influenced by Slavoj Žižek annalisis of the film and particularly of the crucial and edgy dissection of "Climb ev'ry mountain" song in his witty film "Pervert's guide to ideology". Laibach music here guards that sentiment and dissonant reality whenever you listen to it, very similar in away to "Volk" where hymns are reissued with a twist that makes you feel what lies beyond the mere music.

Notice also the existent wink, a video on how Žižek introduced Laibach to North Korea and his own annalisis on what Laibach is about, worth watching. They are evidently paired by more than their motherland origins, remember both are contemporaries and born in the now defunct Yugoslavia.

Now by watching the trailer and "The lonely goatherd" video brings the scent of veiled allusion to the West, its true values and meanings, the hidden core of contemporary traditions. Laibach fullfil the task of making obvious what lies ambiguous in our culture.

Laibach are like the "lens" that appear in the classic movie "They live!".
True political art at its top.
talla242

talla242

November 25, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
For those curious, the DL includes 24/44 of the full twelve tracks.
phobos777

phobos777

November 23, 2018
referencing The Sound Of Music, LP, Album, Ltd, Gol, STUMM430
Record skips after few seconds, beware.
Anybody else has that problem ?
Great music anyway but this record goes back.