Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Laibach- Opus Dei (1987)

In my opinion, Laibach has always been, and always will be, one of the most thought-provoking, ground-breaking, and inventive bands to have graced the industrial genre, and are often considered one of the godfathers of the Martial/Industrial genre. Always confrontational, biting, politically charged and controversial, Laibach has always been an incomparable entity within electronic music. On this album, they start the album in a fashion that became commonplace for Laibach, by taking very frivolous and superficial pop songs of the time, and making them carry a sort of political and intellectual burden they were never meant to carry, in this case, by taking Opus' "Live is Life", and Queen's "One Vision", and making them sound somewhat akin to an electronically-laced Nazi-era call to arms. Highly recommended, especially for fans of D.A.F., Einstürzende Neubauten, Der Blutharsch, Von Thronstahl, and Toroidh. Mute Records. 

1. Leben heißt Leben (Opus)  5:28
2. Geburt einer Nation (Queen)  4:22
3. Leben-Tod  3:58
4. F.I.A.T.  5:13
5. Opus Dei (Opus)  5:04
6. Trans-National  4:28
7. How the West was Won  4:26
8. The Great Seal  4:16
9. Herz-Felde  4:46
10. Jägerspiel  7:23
11. Koža  3:51
12. Krst  5:39

Total Running:  59:00

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