Laibach

Laibach

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Slovenian post-industrial band formed 1980 in Trbovlje. Initially one of the founders of martial industrial music, they changed their musical direction to a more rock-, pop- and techno-/dance-inspired crossover style.

Laibach is the German name for Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana.

Official members are: Dachauer, Eber, Keller, Saliger

Hidden members and collaborators:
Andrej Lupinc - founder, bass guitar
Anja Rupel - vocals
Bine Zerko - founder
Boris Benko - synthesizer
Borut Kržišnik - guitar
Damjan Bizilj - synthesizer
Dan Landin - clarinet
Dare Hočevar - bass guitar
Dejan Knez - founder, keyboards, electronics, voice, drums
Dragoslav Radojković - drums
Ervin Markošek - drums, keyboards, electronics
Eva Breznikar - vocals, percussion
Fritz Catlin - drums
Ivan Novak - lights, projection, also electronics and voice in a few concerts
Iztok Turk - electronics
Janez Gabrič - drums
Johnatan Langram - vocals
Jože Pegam - saxophone
Lado Jakša - saxophone, keyboards
Luka Jamnik - synthesizer
Marko Košnik - electronics
Matej Mršnik - guitars
Matjaž Pegam - drums
Milan Fras - vocals
Mina Špiler - vocals, synthesizer
Nataša Regovec - vocals, percussion
Nikola Sekulović - bass guitar
Oto Rimele - guitar
Peter Lovšin - guitar
Peter Mlakar -
Primož Hladnik - synthesizer
Roman Dečman - drums
Sašo Vollmaier - synthesizer
Srečko Bajda - founder, electronics
Tomaž Hostnik - vocals
Tone Dimnik - drums
Uroš Umek -
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Laibach Discography

Albums

ST 00A Laibach Through The Occupied Netherlands Staalplaat, Staaltape ST 00A Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
WULP 003/4 Laibach Rekapitulacija 1980-84 (Album) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien WULP 003/4 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
none Laibach Neu Konservatiw (Album) Not On Label (Laibach) none Germany 1985 Sell This Version
ULP 1600 Laibach Laibach (Album) ŠKUC ULP 1600 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
V205 Laibach Live In V2(Cass) V2_Archief V205 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
ST 00J Laibach Ein Schauspieler(Cass) Staalplaat, Staaltape ST 00J Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
SER 08 Laibach The Occupied Europe Tour 1985 (Album) Side Effects SER 08 UK 1986 Sell This Version
WAXCS 7080 Laibach Nova Akropola (Album) Cherry Red WAXCS 7080 US 1986 Sell This Version
#4 Laibach Divergences / Divisions(Cass, Num, C60) Rassclat Inc. #4 France 1986 Sell This Version
INT 846.857 Laibach Opus Dei (Album) Mute INT 846.857 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
WULP 005.6, WULP 005/6, WULP 005-6, SUB 33006/7-9 Laibach Krst Pod Triglavom - Baptism (Album) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien, Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien, Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien, Sub Rosa WULP 005.6, WULP 005/6, WULP 005-6, SUB 33006/7-9 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
STUMM 58 Laibach Let It Be (Album) Mute STUMM 58 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7 71404-1, MUTE80T Laibach Sympathy For The Devil (MiniAlbum, Album, Comp) Restless Records, Mute 7 71404-1, MUTE80T US 1988 Sell This Version
C STUMM 70 Laibach Macbeth (Album) Mute C STUMM 70 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CD STUM 82 Laibach Kapital (Album) Mute CD STUM 82 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
NSK 1 CD Laibach Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd (Album) The Grey Area NSK 1 CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
INT 146.919, STUMM 121 Laibach NATO (Album) Mute INT 146.919, STUMM 121 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CDStumm136 Laibach Jesus Christ Superstars (Album) Mute CDStumm136 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
NSK2CDX Laibach Occupied Europe NATO Tour 1994-95 (Album) The Grey Area NSK2CDX UK 1996 Sell This Version
941.150-4 Laibach M.B. December 21, 1984 (Album) The Grey Area, Mute, NSK Recordings 941.150-4 Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
CDStumm223, 0724358441802 Laibach WAT (Album) Mute, Mute CDStumm223, 0724358441802 UK 2003 Sell This Version
094638100829 Laibach Volk (Album) Mute, Mute 094638100829 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Laibach Volk Tour, London CC Club 16.04.2007(2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Live Here Now none UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version
iSTUMM297 Laibach Laibachkunstderfuge BWV 1080 (Album) Dallas Records iSTUMM297 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Laibach Iron Sky (The Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) Mute, Mute none Europe 2012 Sell This Version

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excel21

excel21

July 19, 2015
First foreign band to be allowed to play in North Korea.
Crijevo

Crijevo

August 16, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
Personally I got a bit tired of their rhetoric. If you see it a little more closely it is a pattern that many already ripped off for their own ends (Rammstein for instance). Laibach will continue their dwelling in mud of self-indulgent politicising for life as there is no point of giving up so the only thing that remains provocative is their virtual propaganda aimed at totalitarianism always leaving the doors open to controversy of sorts.

Early recordings were shocking indeed, Tomaz Hostnik helped creating the image of a fearful regime-driven group exposing all sorts of horrors pulled from totalitarian politics (be it the nazis or especially communists) but as time went by, Laibach are no longer intriguing and their prototype dance-music lost it's challenging feel long ago. What they recently do is constant plagiarising - 'Tanz Mit Laibach' is a sad clone of far more effective DAF ('Der Sheriff'), constant covers from the last couple of albums and singles alike are witnessing their symphonic techno-rock is way deep into pathetic attempts of giving sense to dreadful songs like 'In the Army Now', 'Life is Life' or 'The Final Countdown'... On the other hand, their English sounds horrible. The way it turned out to be, they probably experineced the similar path as Joy Division with the suicide of their lead singer but while New Order continued in a respectfully subversive pop tune, Laibach became a dead end in itself - a worn-off synthesis between a certain past and unknown future.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

March 31, 2004
Here is it. one of the industrial mastermind of all times truly a legend. Laibach gave music another approach. Laibach dare to confront listener with the mythology of history through the art of electronic music.
truly a vanguardist even today. their music and ideas conformed the roots of what now is considered "martial industrial or military industrial".
their works are so varied and absolutely impredictable that are really hard to explain.
from extreme noise to sampling from sampling to intelligent techno and back again. their best works are considered by many their bombastic assaults of machinery and orchestation. their later works are more subtle and less anthemic.

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