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Catch Laibach Live This Weekend

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Laibach embark on The Sound of Music Tour in the UK this weekend, with two shows, on March 1 at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (with a screening of Liberation Day) and on March 3 at Glasgow’s SWG3.

The tour will see Laibach joined by guest vocalist Marina Martensson performing songs from The Sound of Music. Audiences will also able to hear other selected songs from Laibach’s repertoire, including ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Laibach Revisited’, as well as new songs created for Iron Sky – The Coming Race, the sci-fi comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola launching soon in European cinemas.

The first track from Laibach’s soundtrack (due out on Mute in August 2019) for Iron Sky – The Coming Race, is out now. Watch the video below.

The Sound Of Music Tour

1 March - London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK

3 March - Glasgow, SWG3 UK




Apparat New Album Out In March

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Apparat, aka Sascha Ring, has announced details of a new album, LP5, launching with the first taste of what to expect from the Berlin based artist. LP5 is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre), and follows two studio albums, II and III (Mute / Monkeytown) by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

Sublime and delicate, the album finds greatness in small things and in unexpected twists; it joins musical fragments together and glows from the cracks in between. For Ring, it is also a document of artistic insight and autonomy. "I was only able to make the record this way because Moderat exists," he says. "Having a huge stage with Moderat gave me a setting for grand gestures and meant I could unburden Apparat from these aspirations. I don't have to write big pop hymns here; I can just immerse myself in the details and the structures."

Still hymnic, LP5 doesn’t rely on dramatic gestures and theatrical amplification, instead it lives off delicately sculpted sounds crackling alongside filigree beeping and twitching. Like previous Apparat albums, the new release sees Sascha Ring collaborate with cellist Philipp Thimm and on the album you can also hear trombone, trumpet and saxophone, a harp, a double bass and other strings. Tracks were developed over endless group improvisations and lavish orchestral sessions – some of these sessions are only apparent in the final mix as fluttering echoes, just barely noticeable. The album was recorded in Berlin at AP4, JRS, Vox-Ton & Hansa Studios, mixed by Gareth Jones and Sascha Ring.

Apparat will embark on a European tour in April, with two UK dates – Brighton’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on 26 April and London’s Barbican on 27 April.




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