We are excited to announce new band on Moonlee Records – it's KOIKOI from Belgrade, Serbia. You might have heard them already on Hali Gali compilation (if not, check it out!), but now it's time for their debut album. First single coming out in late April, followed by full-length album in early June 2021. Catchy mixture of alter-pop, ethno-psychedelic, art-rock and post-punk elements with palatable grooves from electronica, new wave and elements of Serbian folk. Popish, but in the best possible way!
Debut EP by Serbian post-punkers Gazorpazorp
Mr. Moonlee presents Gazorpazorp, one of the most gifted new rock bands from Belgrade if not the Balkans! On Friday, December 4th 2020 serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp released their debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’ on slovenian record label Moonlee Records in digital and CD format.
The debut ‘Od vazduha i sunca’ brings forth five songs permeated by youthful exuberance and the steamy passion of tango. Besides apparent influences from bands like Repetitor and Metz, their sound is a blend of noise rock forcefulness, math rock intricacy, post-punk playfulness and psychedelic rock experimentalism both in the Yugoslav and Anglo-Saxon traditions. With its modernized rock aesthetic, Gazorpazorp is a band easily comparable to cutting-edge contemporaries like Squid, Black Midi, Oh Sees, Protomartyr and Tropical Fuck Storm. Despite their young age, the songwriting is defined by a sophisticated approach to arrangement, carefully balanced between bursts of frenzy and barely audible passages, and sharp-witted lyrical explorations in Serbian.
Gazorpazorp is the voice of the world-renowned Belgrade charm, but most of all a band keeping the flame of Yugoslav non-conformism alive!
News From Belgrade: Gazorpazorp Are Fearless!
The up-and-coming Serbian alternative rock quartett Gazorpazorp presents the new music video for ‘Ne bojim se’ – the third single from their upcoming debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’, out on Moonlee Records on December 4 2020.
New single ‘Ne bojim se’ (I’m Not Afraid) is an exquisite example of inspired contemporary alternative rock infused with various Yugoslav rock flavours from the past, which brings forth the band’s mellower and dreamier side.
The video for ‘Ne bojim se’, signed by the young creative team led by Gvozden Ilić (director) and Jana Anđić (director, photography), features the band in a rather uncanny situation with a mysterious woman. Their most filmic music video to date for sure!
Don’t be afraid, new Gazorpazorp record is coming!
Repetitor’s New Album Will Grab You By The Throat!
Mr Moonlee presents the fourth full-length album ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’ from the Belgrade-based noisy garage rock trio Repetitor – probably the most important rock band from the Balkans of the last decade & one of Europe's best kept rock secrets. Album is out today, November 20 2020, on Moonlee Records and is available in digital format, on CD and 12" vinyl.
The new LP ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’ finds Repetitor at their most confident, employing an even more visceral sound while at the same time showcasing their most mature and diverse songwriting so far. The trio might appear meek at first glance, but the walls of noise the ferocious female drummer and bassist create with the savage skinny frontman are so massive they could move mountains.
From the opening chord on, they unleash a blistering burst of noisy garage rock and succulent stoner riffs accompanied by unhinged vocals in Serbian that grab you by the throat. You are not released up until the closing diptych, their most fragile music to date. Without pretense and chart ambitions, Repetitor are the embodiment of Iggy and the Stooges' raw power, chewing up stages and rock clichés and spitting them out as no bullshit rock’n’roll.
Compact and condensed, the new Repetitor album is a treat for fans of expressive authenticity and genuine distortion mania!
Repetitor Announce New Album With Video Single ‘Kost i koža’
Long-time Moonlee Records affiliates and one of the most critically acclaimed rock bands from the Balkans Repetitor present the new video for the single ‘Kost i koža’ from their upcoming 4th studio album ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’, out on Moonlee Records on November 20.
The first single from their upcoming album finds the band at its most mature, confident and ferocious. ‘Kost i koža’ (Skin and Bones) is a tour de force in high tension garage punk and noise rock – certified concert mayhem material!
Tango in the Streets of Belgrade With Gazorpazorp
Serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp present the new video for the track ‘Tango’ from their upcoming debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’, out on Moonlee Records on December 4.
The new single, with its entrancing saxophone melody their sexiest song to date, is permeated by youthful exuberance and the steamy passion of tango on the fringes of post-punk, noise rock and art rock.
The video for ‘Tango’, directed by Sara Radulović, is a postcard from Belgrade that offers an insight into an (un)ordinary day in the life of contemporary urban Serbian youth – a love letter to juvenile folly, drunken nights, (un)provoked fistfights and sunrises on the Belgrade bypass!
"Light up the city, light up the whole city ... Blue light for sorrow, red for passion!"
Tango – video: YouTube
Tango – download: Bandcamp
Tango - streaming: Spotify / Deezer / Apple Music / Tidal
Serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp join Moonlee Records family and release a video El Matador
Mr. Moonlee is proud to present the latest addition to its roster – meet Gazorpazorp, one of the most promising guitar bands from Belgrade if not the Balkans! The band has just released a new video for the track ‘El Matador’ and announced its debut album for the Slovenian indie label Moonlee Records, which arrives in September 2020.
The cinematic music video directed by Ilija Nikitović, which features a fierce fist fight, brings to mind the images of rings, uppercuts and blood encrusted faces from cult boxing classics such as Raging Bulls, Rocky and Million Dollar Baby. A striking, merciless and untamed video full of surprises – just like the music of Gazorpazorp!
Who are Gazorpazorp? One the fresh faces from the mischievou Serbian new wave, which has been gradually taking the baton from the older generation of regional guitar bands! In April 2018, the band released its debut ‘EP #1’, which included some minimalistically arranged but utterly energetic tracks marked by heavy distortion and a hoarse voice. Besides the apparent influences like Repetitor and Metz, its sound represents an amalgam of noise rock forcefulness, post-punk playfulness and psychedelic rock experimentalism both in the Anglo-Saxon and Yugoslav tradition. With its modernized rock aesthetic, Gazorpazorp is a band easily comparable to cutting-edge contemporaries like Squid, Black Midi, Oh Sees, Show Me The Body and Tropical Fuck Storm.
Nikki Louder strike again with a new EP!
After a four-year lull the Slovenian noise rock champs Nikki Louder are back with three new songs and a thunderous self-titled 7'' EP, which came out today, July 3rd 2020 on Moonlee Records
On the new EP, the concept of Niki Louder as a power trio, driven by the idea of maximum sonic impact, remains as relevant as ever. All three tracks are marked by a distinct smoky atmosphere, half way between the realms of Eros and Thanatos, and pierced by screams of despair, longing and ecstasy in the form of abstract associative lyrics that only add to the enigma. The rhythmic section conjure up solid spiral grooves, while high-pitched vocals and elastic guitar dissonances are responsible for the dynamic transitions between catchy melodicism and explosions of amorphous distortion.
An intense, heartfelt and uncompromising sonic blast by the one and only Nikki Louder!
Grab your copy!
ŽEN released an album of remixes BLENDER to celebrate 10th anniversary
Soon after the vinyl reissue of their debut album 'I onda je sve počelo', croatian all-girl trio ŽEN once more join forces with Moonlee Records to release 'Blender' – compilation of remixes of ŽEN songs, in order to celebrate 10th anniversary of ŽEN.
Collection of artists who gave new life to ŽEN songs could hardly be more diverse: musician and producer Saša Rajković aka Zarkoff, music producer and techno DJ with a London address Andrea Giordani, synthwave duo Pocket Palma from Zagreb (formerly known as Side Project), all-round veteran of Zagreb scene Ivan Antunović aka Iv/An, music producer, DJ and icon of clubbing scene Jasmin Mahnić aka Le Chocolat Noir, music producer with a Berlin address and former member of Mimika Orchestra and Beat Busters Damjan Blažun aka Damjan Morello, french producer Paul Grandjean aka Genetik Dub with his experimental project Hikari No Oto, electro-pop duo Kimiko, and Sanja Šiljković from bands Lollobrigita and Shoxx, now known as SUN U.
Album 'Blender' was actually born years ago, after the release of the album 'Jantar', when Andrea Giordani, a versatile artist and a friend of the ŽEN, made her own version of the song Iskrenost je posebna. This opened the door for a completely different experience and perspective of ŽEN sound. On the occasion of the band's 10th anniversary, in addition to Andrea, ten other musicians produced their impressions and views on ŽEN songs from past three albums. These are all musicians, producers, and multidiscplinary artists with whom ŽEN interacted and interwined on the scene through years of friendship, concerts, jamming, listening to and playing music.
'Blender' is composed of nine different approaches to band's music, all of which uncompromisingly represent their author's characters and styles, while subtly, but clearly keeping the essence of the original. Although conceptually very different, these nine songs - many of which were created in conditions of lockdown and complete isolation – flow naturally into a comfortable whole.
Album cover is made by Sven Sorić, designer and musician, who delivers his artworks through platform This Town Needs Posters and band ###.
And Then, It All Began… ŽEN’s Debut Album on Vinyl!
“Honesty is special,” sing ŽEN on their debut album ‘I onda je sve počelo’. Since day one, the Croatian feminist LGBTQ+ post-rock/indie/dream pop Amazons have been creating music that relies on sincerity, vulnerability and authenticity. To celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary as well as the 7th anniversary of their first release, with the support of Moonlee Records, Unrecords and Vox Project, ŽEN have released their debut full-length album on the most authentic of music formats – vinyl.
‘I onda je sve počelo’ immediately caught the attention of both regional critics and music aficionados. “One of the most enjoyable, if not best albums of the year,” wrote TPortal. Or as they put it at With Love, the Underground, “Eva, Sara and Ivona really do their own thing.” ŽEN’s multi-layered musical expression, combining filigree guitar licks, spacey synth parts and ethereal shoegaze vocals, sometimes feels like looking at water ripples on the lake’s surface. Othertimes, when distortion gets thicker and the drums start to roar, it is like being washed away by a tsunami. The album’s dreamy and heart-warming vibe, a mix between melancholy, longing and hope, is encapsulated in the evocative title ‘Šuma, mačka, Gospođa i prozor’ (Forest, cat, Lady and window), a psychedelic ode to nature, animals and sensitive human beings. It is minimalist experimental pop for fans of Tortoise, Stereolab, Warpaint and the likes.
Since 2013, ŽEN have released their sophomore album ‘Jantar’ (2015), joined the Moonlee Records family and soon followed with the superb ‘Sunčani ljudi’ (2017). In the last few years, they played countless shows all across Europe, gaining support from respected music buffs like Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) and Kevin Cole (KEXP) and becoming one of the most sought after alternative guitar bands from the Balkan region.
GO Mr. Moonlee - 15 let! Analena, Bernays Propaganda, ŽEN
Ropotarnica 13. Brata, Moonlee Records in Mostovna predstavljajo:
GO Mr. Moonlee - 15 let!
nesmrtni screamo post-punk (HR/SI)
razplesani diskoidni post-punk bojevniki (MK)
psihadelične shoegaze/post-rock amazonke (HR)
Mostovna, Nova Gorica
petek, 27. december 2019
vrata: 21:00, koncert: 21:30
vstopnina: 7 €
Še preden skočimo v novo desetletje bomo na Mostovni dvignili glaže ob 15. obletnici delovanja neodvisne slovenske založbe Moonlee Records in se spoštljivo priklonili Mr. Moonleeju! Moonlee Records je v tem obdobju nanizal 49 izdaj glasbenih skupin iz celotnega območja nekdanje skupne države ter postala zbirališče najzanimivejših kitarskih muzik Balkana in s tem tudi svojevrsten dokument zgodovine regionalne glasbene scene začetka tega tisočletja (Repetitor, Bernays Propaganda, Borghesia, Debeli Precjednik, Seine, Nikki Louder, Damir Avdić, Iamdisease....).
In kdo bo zagodel Mr. Moonleeju ob častitljivem jubileju? V družinskem krogu svojih varovancev bodo za fešto poskrbeli screamo post-punk veterani ANALENA, ki so tudi ustanovitelji Moonlee Records, zasanjano blagozvočna zagrebška post-rock / shoegaze vseženska trojka ŽEN ter dolgoletni makedonski plesno-punkerski sopotniki Bernays Propaganda s še vedno svežim albumom ‘Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna’. Simbolično!
Moonleejada 2019 - 15. let mr. Moonleeja! Borghesia, Bernays Propaganda, ŽEN
MOONLEEJADA 2019 - 15 let Mr. Moonleeja!
BERNAYS PROPAGANDA (MK)
After: Andrej Pervanje (Radio Študent)
Ljubljana, Gala hala
četrtek, 26. december 2019
vrata: 20:30, koncert: 21:00 (začnemo točno!)
vstopnina: 8 € (do 21:00) / 10 € (po 21:00)
Pred zadnjimi izdihljaji iztekajočega se desetletja bomo v Gala hali ustavili čas in z mini-festivalom Moonleejada 2019 nazdravili ob 15. obletnici delovanja neodvisne slovenske založbe Moonlee Records in se spoštljivo priklonili Mr. Moonleeju! Moonlee Records je v tem obdobju nanizal 49 izdaj glasbenih skupin iz celotnega območja nekdanje skupne države ter postala zbirališče najzanimivejših kitarskih muzik Balkana in s tem tudi svojevrsten dokument zgodovine regionalne glasbene scene začetka tega tisočletja (Repetitor, Bernays Propaganda, Borghesia, Debeli Precjednik, Seine, Nikki Louder, Damir Avdić....).
In kdo bo zagodel Mr. Moonleeju ob častitljivem jubileju? Prvič se bo na odru Gala hale predstavila kultna Borghesia z udarnim prepletom starih hitov in novih skladb iz aktualne art-rock / industrial plošče 'Proti kapitulaciji'. Družbo jim bo delala zasanjano blagozvočna zagrebška post-rock / shoegaze vseženska trojka ŽEN. Za udaren in plesno-punkersko naravnan epilog bodo zadolženi dolgoletni makedonski sopotniki Bernays Propaganda s še vedno svežim albumom ‘Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna’. Simbolično!
"Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna" LPs have arrived!
You can now get the new Bernays Propaganda album "Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna" on vinyl!
"This Macedonian band’s fifth album is a slinky, rhythm-driven blend of post-punk, electro, hip hop and occasional Balkan and African influences, combining propulsive beats, pulsing synths and occasional punchy horns with Kristina Gorovska’s hypnotic vocals and often-politically charged lyrics."
- KEXP 90.3 FM
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Bernays Propaganda is back with 5th full length album!
Mr. Moonlee is glad to introduce you to the 5th studio album by the Macedonian dance-punk powerhouse Bernays Propaganda with the well-timed title “Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna” (2nd Youth, 3rd World War). The release is brought to you on September 4th 2019 by Moonlee Records, Geenger Records, Pop Depresija, Ill in the Head Records and Balkan Veliki in digital, CD and LP format (vinyl version will be out in November).
Bernays Propaganda – Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna:
CD / LP (pre-order) / Bandcamp / Spotify / Youtube Music / Apple Music
Following the aesthetic path set on ‘Politika’ (Moonlee Records, 2016), the new LP brings forth a collection of groovy, radio friendly, dance floor-ready and socially conscious jams. Defined by catchy pop songwriting and stripped-down production, the album inventively blends influences of post-punk, new wave, alternative rock, Detroit electro, Balkan and African folk music, resulting in a hip-shaking mixture of dancefloor and protest anthems. Stylistically diverse but sonically condensed, this collection of songs is pop done just right!
Watch the recently released music video for ‘Retki bilki’ here.
Upcoming Bernays Propaganda shows:
12.9.2019 @ Ljubljana, Kino Šiška (SI) w/ Operators
13.9.2019 @ Krško, MC Krško (SI)
14.9.2019 @ Ankaran, Ankaranska Bandima 2019 (SI)
Bernays Propaganda are announcing the new album with music video ‘Retki bilki’
The unstoppable Macedonian dance-punk powerhouse Bernays Propaganda, a long-time underground favourite, presents its new video for the single ‘Retki bilki’, taken from their upcoming 5th studio album “Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna” (2nd Youth, 3rd World War) out as collaboration of Moonlee Records, Geenger Records, Pop Depresija, Ill in the Head Records and Balkan Veliki on September 4th 2019.
The translucent multi-layered shots of ‘Retki bilki’, a video built around the concept of sign language, are characterized by neon light ambience and playful childlike animations blended with amorphous body shapes. They say that when a rare flower is born it comes out with music, making everyone happy. This is a video about the birth of such rare flowers.
The music video, starring Macedonian actress Kamka Tocinovski, was directed, filmed and edited by Milan Blaževski, filmed and color graded by Boris Takovski, and filmed and animated by Josip Zdravkovski.
New video comes as a teaser for the upcoming album, a collection of nine songs defined by catchy pop songwriting and stripped-down production that inventively blends influences of late 70s and early 80s post-punk, new wave, alternative rock, Detroit electro, Balkan and African folk music.
Upcoming Bernays Propaganda shows:
30.8.2019 @ Gornji Milanovac, Ljubitelj Klub (RS)
31.8.2019 @ Bečej, Kontra Fest (RS)
1.9.2019 @ Szeged, Grand Cafe (HU)
12.9.2019 @ Ljubljana, Kino Šiška (SI) w/ Operators
13.9.2019 @ Krško, MC Krško (SI)
14.9.2019 @ Ankaran, Ankaranska Bandima 2019 (SI)
1, 2, 3... '22' - new Seine album out now!
Croatian freak-folk-punk-trip-hop duo Seine released their 2nd album entitled '22' on Moonlee Records and Vox Project on May 6th 2019. It is available on CD, in digital format on all music streaming platforms (including Bandcamp “free download”), while the vinyl version is coming in July (pre-order here).
The new album from Seine, one of Croatia’s most ingenious bands of the moment, is an electrifying genre-defying sonic journey full of sardonic humour and 100% authentic musical expression on the fringes of contemporary rock music.
Seine's 2nd album '22' brings forth an amorphous genre-bending sound, combining elements of noise and alternative rock, trip hop and no wave with sporadic cabaret undertones. The pair continues its exploration of the intriguing, ill-lighted and downtempo moods that have defined their debut while putting a new emphasis on dissonance and atonality. ‘22’ showcases intricate arrangements and muscular instrumentation, its seven hook-laden tracks slowly drifting through melancholy waters. The electrified acoustic guitar and drum set are still the backbone, but they have expanded their sonic palette with piercing electronic textures, classical instruments samples and driving polyrhythms. The resulting leftfield grooves engage the listener in a noisy introspective dance.
Borghesia on the anthological compilation ‘Dancing in Darkness’ along D.A.F., Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle...
We are proud to inform you Borghesia’s mythical track ‘No Hope No Fear’ has been included in the anthological compilation ‘Dancing in Darkness’ (Spotify // Deezer // Google Music), dedicated to the beginnings of electronic music. The double LP compiled by their former label [PIAS] LE LABELincludes legendary hits from bands such as D.A.F., Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb and other cult names from the black synth, dark beats and EBM universe.
EBM’s popularity grew rapidly in the underground scene during the 80s and early 90s, especially in Europe, before breaking through in the rest of the world, also influencing the subsequent electro-industrial and techno scene. Today we are witnessing a comeback, or rather re-discovery, through the releases and DJ sets of young producers and DJs from all over the world.
‘Dancing in Darkness’ is homage to the birth of “European techno” music and to bands that changed contemporary music in terms of ideology, politics and aesthetics.
The compilation will be accompanied by a major exhibition on electronic music ‘Electro, de Kraftwerk à Daft Punk’ at the Philharmonie de Paris. Through the exploration of its imagination, its innovations, its mythologies and its correspondence with the visual arts at, you will learn about its epochal importance for music and popular culture. The exhibition will be open from April 9 to August 11.
Yet, Borghesia do not rest on their laurels!
The band is still promoting its magnificent current full length 'Proti kapitulaciji', a free-floating retrofuturist industrial art rock epic based on Srečko Kosovel’s modernist poetry that sits somewhere between an alternative soundtrack of Blade Runner, the uncanny ambience of Coil, melancholy of Berlin era David Bowie and immediacy of Nine Inch Nails.
Borghesia is also getting back on stage soon - having 4 shows announced in Ljubljana, Belgrade, Nova Gorica and Zagreb.
Upcoming BORGHESIA shows:
19.4.2019 @ Ljubljana, Orto bar – Ortofest (SI) – FB
11.5.2019 @ Beograd, Elektropionir (RS) – FB
25.5.2019 @ Nova Gorica, SNG (SI) – FB
22.6.2019 @ Zagreb, Muzej suvremene umijetnost – Lijeto u MSU 2019 (HR)
Seine announcing upcoming album with new single and video 'Nebo'
Unique Croatian freak-folk-punk-trip-hop duo Seine has published a video for a brand new song 'Nebo', first single from upcoming album to be released on May 6th 2019 for Moonlee Records and Vox Project.
Seine’s long awaited first single from their upcoming sophomore album is here! Accompanied by a music video in stop motion technique made by Marina Uzelac, the new track 'Nebo' is a jam of biblical proportions. Since the beginning, Seine have had a special way of addressing the human condition. This time, the lyrics have been ingeniously translated into a stunning short movie starring stuffed puppets on a quest for something they cannot really grasp.
Seine is an ever-changing project by singer and guitarist Ivan Ščapec that currently operates from Zagreb as a punk duo with Dimitrij Petrović on drums, who played together already in Vlasta Popić. In 2017, Seine has released the critically acclaimed debut 'Sno sna' (Moonlee Records, Vox Project, 2017), one of the best regional albums of the year. Opting for an amorphous sound, the duo navigates between poetic punk, uncon ventional indie and freak folk. Incessantly on the road, the two have earned a reputation for their dazzling and heartfelt live performance. On their upcoming album duo promises a new batch of even more intri cate tracks that merge their signature electrified acoustic punk with freshly in corporated trip hop tropes and electronic sounds, all sprinkled with Ivan's dark but witty lyricism.
Seine future shows:
24.4.2019 @ Zagreb, Tvornica kulture (HR)
26.4.2019 @ Čakovec, Klub Prostor (HR)
9.5.2019 @ Ljubljana, Križanke - 50. let Radia Študent (SI)
10.5.2019 @ Ravne na Koroškem, KMKC Kompleks (SI)
17.5.2019 @ Beograd, Kvaka 22 (RS)
18.5.2019 @ Novi Sad, Bulevar Books (RS)
24.5.2019 @ Maribor, Gustaf – Solar Pulse Festival (SI)
21.6.2019 @ Škofja Loka, Pri Rdeči ostrigi – letni vrt (SI)
October 2019 – European tour
Macedonian post punks Bernays Propaganda return with "Ništo nema da nè razdeli" EP
Macedonian post punk luminaries Bernays Propaganda return with the 3-tracker “Ništo nema da nè razdeli” EP, released on December 12th 2018 as collaboration between Moonlee Records, Geenger Records, Pop Depresija and Balkan Veliki in digital format only.
On their new EP, recorded at their own Studio 1060 in Skopje, the band kicks off with “Mojata Marija”, a slowly burning disco punk gem. Centerpiece “Kerka na gladot" brings to the forefront the band’s minimalist post punk songwriting and their pop-oriented vocal interpretation, resulting in a sun-soaked early morning jam. The final title track conjures a more stern tone, leaving us with a feeling of anticipation.
The EP presents some new band members and guests. The current lineup includes: Kristina Gorovska, Vasko Atanasoski, Deni Krstev, Rade Jordanovski and Kristijan Lafazanovski. "Ništo nema da nè razdeli" offers guest appearances from highly esteemed Macedonian jazz guitarist Toni Kitanovski and legendary American post punk bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges, Dos, Banyan…).
“Ništo nema da nè razdeli” EP comes as an appetizer for the upcoming full-length “Druga mladost, treči svetski rat”, which is set to be released in September 2019.
BORGHESIA Calling 'Against Capitulation' On Their New Album!
Slovenian electronic music pioneers and video art trailblazers Borghesia return with the new full-length album ‘Proti Kapitulaciji’ (‘Against Capitulation’). The album is out today, October 23 2018, on Moonlee Records. It is available on CD, in digital format on all music streaming platforms (including Bandcamp “free download”). The double vinyl will be ready by early December (pre-order here).
Borghesia’s new album is a free-floating retrofuturist industrial art rock epic based on Srečko Kosovel’s modernist poetry that sits somewhere between an alternative soundtrack of Blade Runner, the uncanny ambience of Coil, melancholy of Berlin era David Bowie and immediacy of Nine Inch Nails.
The album is based on the striking poetry of Slovenian visionary Srečko Kosovel (1904-1926). During his short but fruitful life as an adherent of unrestricted technological change, “the Nikola Tesla of modernist poetry” grew into an ardent critic of European politics. Years before Burroughs and Bowie, he invented the cut-up technique and wrote a poem called “Heroes”. His verbal explosives calling against sterile politics and petite bourgeois provinciality are now resurrected by Borghesia.
‘Proti Kapitulaciji’ was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Aldo Ivančič. The band includes singers Dario Seraval, Ivo Poderžaj, Irena Tomažin Zagoričnik, and Jelena Rusjan (also on bass guitar) and guitarists Sašo Benko and Andraž Mazi. The cover and booklet are work of the talented Matej Stupica. Live visuals are provided by Boštjan Čadež and Lina Rica.
‘Proti Kapitulaciji’ promotional concerts brought to you by Moonlee Records, Layerjeva hiša and Dvocikel:
"Against the capitulation of art, curiosity, equality, solidarity, mischief, diversity, wonder, empathy, sympathy, nonconformism, spontaneity, civil society, utopia, doubt, dreams, freedom, passion, revolt and critical thinking..." (Borghesia)