Sunday, December 26, 2010

Laibach: A film about WAT (2004)

Saso Podgorsek

Runtime: 48 min

"Topical documentary by Saso Podgorsek about the provocative Slovenian avantgarde band, discussing issues such as war, terror, globalization and liberty."

"Laibach is a Slovenian avant-garde music group, strongly associated with industrial, martial, and neo-classical musical styles. Laibach formed June 1, 1980 in Trbovlje, Slovenia (then Yugoslavia). Laibach represents the music wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective, of which it was a founding member in 1984. The name "Laibach" is the German name for Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana. In the light of A Film About WAT, Laibach's role as music makers seems secondary. On Drzava - an early black-and-white clip that looks like a Leni Riefenstahl Super 8 movie, the stuttering electro-trumpets and thudding industrial beats put them right there with then-contemporaries like 23 Skidoo. Wirtschaft ist Tot, recorded six years later, shows their acknowledged musical affinity with Germany's DAF and Kraftwerk, and game for a laugh as ever (though only once on the DVD does a Laibach member crack a half-smirk), they go robotic."



lovecat44 said...

Another Laibach film I haven't seen! ;)
Thank you very much for this!

Trog said...


son of man said...

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