YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER THE NEW LAIBACH ALBUM AT THE WTC


LAIBACH releases a brand new album, SPECTRE, on 3rd March 2014, available in three different editions:

1. Deluxe CD edition with four extra tracks plus the SPECTRE Party book
2. Special CD edition with four extra tracks (no Party book)
3. Vinyl edition

All three editions come with a SPECTRE STICKER. You may also purchase the SPECTRE PARTY BOOK separately here. For DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new album go here.
 

PRE-ORDER SPECTRE HERE!

 

SPECTRE is Laibach’s first studio album since 2006’s widely acclaimed conceptual album VOLK – and the releases of the side projects LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE (2008) and IRON SKY: The Original Film Soundtrack (2012).

With SPECTRE Laibach has once again ‘re-invented’ itself in a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, the band calls into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy and ideology. And yet, despite everything, SPECTRE resonates as a real and full-blooded Laibachian work and nothing else. With this album Laibach has created a big, important, and dangerous step forward; SPECTRE literally sounds like a political manifesto in poetic form.

The album opens with The Whistleblowers, a contagiously optimistic piece of classic “militant & symphonic” Laibach, sounding like the sequel to Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts’s 1914 “Colonel Bogey March”. This rousing whistle along track – “From North and South / We come from East and West / Breathing as one / Living in fame / Or dying in flame” alludes to the heroism of the new, ‘digital’ Prometheans of freedom - Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange.

No History, knows no mercy, and leaves no doubt: Laibach require uncompromising action, they demand bravery and boldness and seek heroes “who will be the creed of a new political faith”. And, in one of the verses of this song, listeners can find a mini-‘manifesto’ about the album itself, its sonic expression, and the position of the group in relation to its own history.

In amongst these rallying calls from the band, sits a rare Laibach love song: We Are Millions And Millions Are One deals with love in today’s impossible times, times which are dangerously close to the fictional reality of classic anti-utopian novels such as Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We (Мы), Laibach’s inspiration for this song.

Ending the album is the elegant utopian song Koran, a track that shows the possibility of a better and fairer world – on Earth or in the hereafter. Koran – which literally means ‘recitation’ (also another key Laibachian trait) –, of course, to some extent also refers to the series of uprisings, revolutions and wars in the Arab world that have been taking place in the past few years and which refuse to sink. Consequently, the album ends with the (in)complete, open, unfinished sound of a piano key...

The extended version of the album has four additional bonus tracks, including Love On The Beat, Laibach’s adaptation of the famous Gainsbourg song of his late period, and an adaptation of an old blues standard from Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, which Laibach originally recorded it for the theatre production Die Macht der Finsternis (The Power of Darkness) by Leo Tolstoy.

The magnificent and serious, yet formally playful, fresh and provocative album SPECTRE steps out of its own shadow and brings an array of new songs and ideas with which Laibach demonstrates that it masterfully manages its position and has now returned in grand style to the international scene. Pre-order here

 

 

SPECTRE PARTY BOOK

With the release of the album SPECTRE, Laibach has decided to form an international Party in order to create a possibility for an organised and synchronised international movement, helping to change the world wherever necessary and possible and to boldly go where no band has gone before. The Spectre Party book is therefore a symbolic document, a certificate of belonging for all those who want to join Laibach and actively support their mission to make the world a better place. The Party book is a 32-page laminated linen-bound booklet with the general Party thesis, Party songs and an invitation to register your membership. Order here

 


IRON SKY Director's Cut

 

Original Soundtrack Deluxe Ltd Edition Gatefold Vinyl / Double Vinyl + Double CD Set

  

Now you can also order the IRON SKY Director's Cut Vinyl at the WTC Laibach shop. Read more here



A spectre is haunting Europe, the Spectre of Laibach!

 

These dates are now official. More dates will follow! 

 
 
Mar 06, 2014 CH Luzern Schüür Tickets
Mar 07, 2014 DE Weinheim Cafe Central Tickets
Mar 08, 2014 FR Paris Trabendo Tickets
Mar 10, 2014 BE Leuven Het Depot Tickets
Mar 12, 2014 UK London Village Underground Tickets
Mar 13, 2014 NL Amsterdam Melkweg Tickets
Mar 14, 2014 DE Köln Stollwerck Tickets
Mar 15, 2014 DE Schorndorf Manufaktur Tickets
Mar 16, 2014 DE München Technikum Tickets
Mar 22, 2014 CN Hong Kong The Vine Tickets
Apr 02, 2014 IT Rome Orion Club Tickets
Apr 03, 2014 IT Trezzo (Milan) Live Club Tickets
Apr 04, 2014 DE Frankfurt am Main Mousonturm Tickets
Apr 05, 2014 DE Dresden Reithalle Tickets
Apr 07, 2014 DE Berlin Volksbühne Tickets
Apr 08, 2014 DE Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich Tickets
Apr 10, 2014 SE Malmö Babel Tickets
Apr 11, 2014 DE Rostock Zwischenbau Tickets
Apr 12, 2014 PL Poznan C.K. Zamek Tickets
Apr 13, 2014 PL Gdansk B90 Tickets
Apr 15, 2014 AT Wien Arena Tickets
Apr 16, 2014 HU Budapest A38 Tickets
Apr 17, 2014 CZ Olomouc S-Cube Tickets
Apr 18, 2014 CZ Praha Archa Theatre Tickets
May 09, 2014 HR Zagreb Tvornica kulture Tickets
May 16, 2014 SI Ljubljana Križanke Tickets
May 24, 2014 RS Belgrade Dom Omladine
 
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