Monday, 30 March
Emir Ongun a.k.a. Gantz does it differently for Deep Medi Musik. His 2nd release for Mala's label showcases a tighter, unique brand of dubstep, juxtaposing samples and staggered grooves with unconventional style and pattern. 'Pseudooo' starts up with a jazzy sort of sub-aquatic, noirish stepper, giving way to the lissom harp licks and crooked lean of 'Witch Blues' on some hybrid Alice Coltrane tip. Bristol's Rider Shafique is embedded in the orientalist dubstep dream of 'Rockstar', and 'Supreme A' checks out with a mesmerising mutation of Oud (?) and harp licked into airborne triplets.
"Mute says: ‘Spectre’ follows the band’s widely acclaimed conceptual album ‘Volk’ (2006), where Laibach interpreted national anthems of historically imperialistic nations, and the release of the side projects ‘Laibachkunstderfuge’ (2008) and ‘Iron Sky: The Original Film Soundtrack’ (2012). Laibach have once again ‘re-invented’ themselves into a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, Laibach call into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about themselves, about their music, intentions, philosophy and ideology. Laibac… Read more