Borghesia ‎– Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti

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FV Založba ‎– FV-LP-001, Totò Alle Prese Coi Dischi ‎– TOTÒ 05/43
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A1 Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti I. 1:43
A2 A.R. 4:43
A3 Kdo Je Ugasnil Luč 4:45
A4 Brisk Vomit 2:20
A5 Jaz (Pesem B)
Percussion – Miroslav MilanovičWritten-By – Borghesia, Jani Sever, Čao Pičke
5:11
B1 On 4:37
B2 Nočne Šetnje 4:30
B3 Previše Tenzije 3:39
B4 Tako Mladi 4:57
B5 Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti II. 2:05

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Recorded at studio Top Ten 1983-1984.
Photo material taken from VHS "Tako Mladi" - Borghesia, FWideo št1.

Large fold-out poster cover.

The title means "Love Is Colder Than Death"

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): TOTO 05/43 A "RAF PUNK - CCCP - BORGHESIA"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): TOTO 05/43 B "HERE COMES THE RED (AND BLACK) SEX BANDS!"

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DE-010 Borghesia Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti(LP, Album, RM, TP) Dark Entries DE-010 US 2010 Sell This Version
DE-010 Borghesia Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Dark Entries DE-010 US 2010 Sell This Version

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Scrap_Iron

October 11, 2007

Sometimes you don't really understand the politics of music reissues. A lot of useless crap has been reissued in luxurious digipacks with remastered sound and tons of bonus tracks, while a fundamental album of 1980s' underground electronics like this never even saw the light on CD! The first Borghesia LP is musically original and stimulating, although today inevitably showing the years in which it was recorded, and lyrically intense and dramatic. The title is the Slovenian translation of "Liebe, kälter als der Tod", a film by Fassbinder. It's not a chance, since Borghesia were gays and used a lot of leather-men aesthetics, both on LP covers and in the lyrics. "On", in particular, the album's highlight, is a very strong and effective representation of violent male BDSM, with an almost religious feeling "he bleeds on the altar, looking for benediction". The political side is not less disturbing, especially on "Kdo Je Ugasnil Luč", talking about red and black dictatorships and their ruthlessness, or the shocking "Tako Mladi": "so young and dead, floating on the bottom, the flag waves, while seagulls look for flesh bits".
Their music is not standard EBM, don't expect Klinik or 242, this is a very strange mixture of sampled guitars, sometimes electrofunky rhythms (also to be massively found on KMFDM's early albums) and influences from Severed Heads and synthpop.
Not as brilliant, original and influential as their compatriots Laibach, Borghesia were however a great band and would today deserve to be available to more people, especially this excellent debut album and the mini-LP "Njihovi Zakoni, Naša Živiljena".