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LISTEN: Stream Laibach's New Album
Laurie Tuffrey , February 25th, 2014 07:11

Play Spectre in full below, ahead of its release next week

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As we've previously reported, Laibach are returning with their first studio album in almost eight years. Spectre sees the group directing their gaze both inwards, "call[ing] into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself", and outwards, confronting the turbulent political and social realities of 2014. Say the group: "Laibach, who has always given a controversial impression – or an impression of controversy – especially in terms of its political orientation, is now very clearly taking a position on the political spectrum and probably irreversibly abolishing its own (to some extent quite comfortable) political 'freedom' and neutrality".

While we'll have a Baker's Dozen with the group in the coming weeks, today we're hugely excited to host a full stream of the record, which you can listen to above. Get hold of the album at Mute after it's released on Monday, March 3, and head to the group's website to get tickets for their tour, which begins in Luzern in Switzerland on March 6 and stops by Village Underground in London on March 12.

ad hominem
Feb 25, 2014 12:14pm

Score!

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Feb 25, 2014 4:17pm

Bravo!

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larry saunders
Feb 25, 2014 5:54pm

It's great.

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Olaf
Feb 26, 2014 6:14am

Resistance is futile is by way far the best song on this album. The rest is not bad, but different (too calm?). And I don't think the female vocals fit Laibach's style, definitely not on this album and with such huge extend.

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Elena Kudashkina
Feb 26, 2014 10:33am

It is cool!

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noname
Feb 26, 2014 3:20pm

this is not laibach, this is pathetic melodrom crap

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Nyla Fergusson
Feb 26, 2014 3:28pm

It's 2014 I first heard Laibach in 1987 I'm not sure how they continue to be one of the single greatest bands ever; but this album goes a long way to answering that question. Their unmistakable incredible vocals, the uncompromising musical arrangements, brilliant vision and with songs beautifully arranged, and at times reminiscent of "Opus Dei", "Nova Akropola", and "NATO", yet still fresh and growing in power and never ending relevance, "Spectre", is brilliant, fresh and proves that great music never ends, never should, and with Laibach at the helm, true great and authentic Industrial music never will.

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Nyla Fergusson
Feb 26, 2014 3:40pm

Yes, I ran out of Adjectives and used some of the same ones,, but as an English Literature graduate it just goes to show that after almost 30 years Launch still manages to leave me with a loss for words, in the best possible way!

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Brittunculi
Feb 26, 2014 8:31pm

Definitely more commercial sounding, maybe the influence of doing the Iron Sky soundtrack is showing there...or of course it could be because as Liabach say "Pop music is for sheep and we are shepherds disguised as wolves"

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Mar 11, 2014 11:51am

The female singers sound like eunochs on speed - i wonder if Mute payed for the drugs? Welcome to the new world of Leibschaft!

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