LAIBACH : WIR SIND DAS VOLK - Ein Musical nach Texten von Heiner Müller, HAU1, Berlin 8. Februar - 10th Februar 2020,Ein Musical nach Texten von Heiner Müller 8. - 10. Februar, 2020, HAU1, Berlin Photos by Tomislav Gangl, Bernhard Moosbauer and Dootea Tuch ... See MoreSee Less
Grupa Laibach je osnovana 1980. u slovenskom gradu Trbovlju. Ime „Laibach“ je povijesni njemački naziv za grad Ljubljanu. Grupa je od početka osnovana kao multimedijalni umjetnički projekt u kojem koriste sve, od pop kulture do umjetničkih praksi. Od početka svojeg djelovanja izazivaju kontroverze pogotovo kod tadašnjih jugoslavenskih vlasti kada nakon kultnog koncerta u Zagrebu 1983. bivaju zabranjeni do 1987. Godine 1983. također izmišljaju i potvrđuju termin retro-avant-garde. Glavni elementi njihovih nastupa su jake reference na umjetničku avangardu, nazi-kunst i socrealizam u kreiranju vizualnog dijela nastupa kao i snažna glazbena izvedba uglavnom etiketirana kao industrial pop. Iako su od početka osnovani kao grupa koja se bavi svim vidovima umjetnosti uglavnom su poznati po svojoj glazbi pogotovo po svojim obradama pjesama popularnih rock bendova poput Queena, Beatlesa, Rolling Stonesa i sl. Izdali su više studijskih albuma, LP-a, kompilacija, soundtrack za europski film Iron Sky, napravili više performancea i mnoštvo drugih projekata. Prvi su rock bend koji je svirao u Sjevernoj Koreji.
Laibach have always courted controversy. They’re not to everyones taste and the one’s that do like them totally get it beyond the superficial. I for one really like the way they split opinion and get people thinking. I absolutely love their visuals and the fact they did the soundtrack to Iron Sky just added the controversy, brilliant move. We did the UK leg of that tour and I’ll never forget the comment from one the venue owners, while they were sound checking with jack boots on. “I don’t know whether to be scared or laugh” and that sums up Laibach. DON'T stop!
Come on people, don't be so harsh! It's just time traveler journalism with premises from 35 years ago. 🙂
Vice, where journalism goes to die. BTW was thinking of Laibach last night in NGV Basquiat and Haring exhibition.
Does the author even know what a swastika is? I dread to think he's confused that with the Malevich cross.. 🤔🤣
We are Laibach.
We are NSK
There's something very ironic about this article, considering that one of Vice's founders, Gavin McInnes, is kind of a Nazi. 😛
was at all shows...they were awesome
Symbolism is so important- it is what people latch onto
By appropriating symbols - people can be challenged. Challenge is so important
Resistance is ....
Vice, 40 years later...
"but no one could decide whether they were Nazis or not."
So in other words, a lot of people are still way too certifiably--and dangerously--stupid to get "it"?
"Vice journalist" is an oxymoron
Swastikas, wow. Better not go to India/South-East Asia (or Finnish Air Force Museum 🤣 ) then if that symbol is so mind-boggling 😆 Not bad article though, can't expect everyone to be an expert in 40 yrs Laibach/NSK lore. Hopefully some new fans were gained over there, anyways, ain't a small investment to haul the whole band & gear all the way from Slovenia to Australia!
"downunder" hat wirklich keine ahnung.Mehr isolation kann man sich schwer vorstellen...
What a pathetic article written by an ill-informed pinhead masquerading as a journalist. Living a life where you are perpetually looking for something to be offended by is a life not worth living.
Laughing and shaking my head at the same time. How the fuck can someone sent to review a band not get that Laibach often use the propaganda tools of the old Nazi and Fascist regimes, flip them on their head and use the power that militaristic music and patriotic anthems have over people to encourage their audiences to think for themselves instead of following fkn celebrities like ... gee, like a certain young man who became celebrated in Bavaria when he visited beer halls and used the suggestive state induced by beer and song to preach his nasty little ideas, or y'know, blindly following bands? Oh, it's Vice. They seem to struggle with artistic concepts. No wonder they missed the importance of non personalisation, failed to notice what the images were after they saw a swastika.... The only surprising thing is that they were able to find the stage area and show up to the gig; in fact, the review looks like it was written by someone who got good and drunk at the show, then squinted at the stage from a distance while trying to remember which act they were supposed to review. I think this reviewer might have coped better if they'd been sent to review an AFL footy match or Rage Against The Machine.
Received my package a few days ago as expected not disappointed well put together. One question does the CD package come with the poster? Instead of posting photos of package, I do something different. My photo of London Queen Elisabeth Hall gig 10.07.1998
Amazing box set, totally worth the wait. Thanks
been listening to this nonstop all weekend. so good. and the t-shirt fits!
Please tell me how I can obtain one of these box sets. Thank you.
Seeing that performance of "Life is Life" back in '86 at the "Lords of Independence" here in Bonn was the moment I went from *liking* Laibach to *loving* them. 😀 It was then, when I got, that humour is an important part of the concept.