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Laibach - Kapital Album

Laibach - Kapital Album

  • Performer: Laibach
  • Genre: Electron
  • Title: Kapital
  • Released: 21 Apr 1992
  • Style: Techno, Experimental, Industrial
  • Label: Mute
  • Catalog: CD STUMM 82
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 2345 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2402 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 796

Tracklist

1White Law
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalEngineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.
4:23
2Torso
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.
4:15
3Regime Of Coincidence, State Of Gravity
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.
7:28
4Kinderreich
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalCello – Ollie KrausEngineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.Mixed By – Julian Briottet, Laibach, P.K.Vocals – Poppy
4:08
5Decade Null
Engineer – Julian BriottetMixed By – Laibach, P.K.
2:55
6Hymn To The Black Sun
Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.Mixed By – Julian Briottet, LaibachVocals – Cveto Kobal, G. Gibbs, O.S. Sobers
5:31
7Codex Durex
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalEngineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.
3:04
8Everlasting In Union
Backing Vocals – Cveto KobalEngineer, Mixed By – P.K.
4:09
9Illumination
Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.Mixed By – Julian Briottet, Laibach
3:58
10The Hunter's Funeral Procession (From The Wunderhorn Trilogy)
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.Vocals – Cveto Kobal
5:33
11Wirtschaft Ist Tot
Engineer – P.K.Mixed By – D.M., P.K.
7:12
12Young Europa Pts 1-10
Engineer – Julian Briottet, P.K.Mixed By – LaibachMixed By, Co-producer – Julian Briottet
6:22
13Entartete Welt (The Discovery Of The North Pole)
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.Flute, Vocals – Cveto Kobal
8:23
14Le Privilege Des Morts
Engineer, Mixed By, Co-producer – P.K.Vocals – α 60
5:34
15Sponsored By Mars
Engineer – P.K.Featuring – Yuri GagarinMixed By – Julian Briottet, LaibachVocals – Cveto Kobal
5:37

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MOFR 00411Laibach Kapital ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Monsters Of RockMOFR 00411Russia2003
INT 877.800, CD STUMM 82Laibach Kapital ‎(CD, Album)Mute, MuteINT 877.800, CD STUMM 82Germany1992
CD STUM 82Laibach Kapital ‎(CD, Album)MuteCD STUM 82Italy1992
CD STUMM 82Laibach Kapital ‎(CD, Album)Mute CzechoslovakiaCD STUMM 82Czechoslovakia1992
CD STUMM 82Laibach Kapital ‎(CD, Album)MuteCD STUMM 82Scandinavia1992

Credits

  • ArtworkDesignland, Neue Kunsthandlung
  • Edited ByHH, Julian Briottet, Laibach, P.K., Russell Haswell
  • Written-By, Arranged By, ProducerLaibach

Notes

Booklet:
All tracks written and programmed at NSK Studio Reichstag, Ljubljana, recorded and mixed at Worldwide, London. All songs edited at Worldwide.

Tray insert:
℗ 1992 Mute Records Limited
© 1992 Mute Records Limited
Printed in Great Britain

Disc:
P & C 1992 Mute Records

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 5 016025 610822
  • Matrix / Runout: CD STUMM 82 : MASTERED BY NIMBUS

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mute Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Mute Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Worldwide Studios
  • Mixed At – Worldwide Studios
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus

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Comments

Tygralbine Tygralbine
I love this album but can see why it's a bit polarizing, even for Laibach. It really stands out as an outlier in the band's catalog, with hints of Jungle and House (and even Hip Hop!) coupled with Laibachian symphonic themes. Familiar elements such as Milan Fras' vocals and the harsh dissonance found in earlier albums seem to be missing or less apparent. There's nothing quite like it in their oeuvre. It actually reminds of Test Dept. to some extent.

I noticed something perhaps incorrect about the fantastic listing of the differences between the three format releases. It says that the versions of Steel Trust are identical between the MC release and that of the vinyl LP. I am not sure if that is right. The LP version is Electronica with symphonic elements and is sort of medium tempo, while the MC version is distinctly different; with a faster tempo, with pulsing electronic percussion and contains a sample from the 1983 film The Keep.
Boraston Boraston
Not only Laibach's best effort, but by far the best industrial album of all times.
Ckelond Ckelond
Definitely one of the better Laibach albums, but not their greatest. Very experimental electronic music and techno, mixed with elements of classical music and plenty of movie samples. Even though everything here sounds awesome, many of the songs are quite long and sound very similar, which makes this album rather difficult to listen through. If you don't focus on the music 100%, many of the songs can easily just float by without any real effect on the listener. And even if you listen to it intensely, i don't think it rewards enough considering it's massive length....
The soundquality is also, unfortunately, a bit soft and muddied. In some songs it works in albums favour, but some end up sounding just weak. This is unfortunate, as majority of sounds and melodies are clearly aimed to be more epic and threatening than soft and pleasing.
So, basically, monotonous experimental electroclassical weirdness with strong political overtones. Way too long and difficult to listen through casually, but (at least for me) didn't reward intense listening enough. If you are into experimental electronic music, industrial or just Laibach (but are missing this album), it's a good purchase. Not for casual listener.
-8/10