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Sunday, April 18, 2010




An EBM Opera?

Jeez, Martin, you really shouldn't've said that...

Red flag to a bull.

8 Comments:

At 11:38 pm, Blogger Martin said...

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At 5:45 am, Blogger db said...

That's about the most Teutonic thing I've ever heard. I'm putting on my gas mask right now!

 
At 8:02 am, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Aww, Martin: you shoulda let your comment stand. Any comment that contains the phrases "the first Les Liaisons Dangereuses single" and "a filmed canine wedding ceremony" is definitely a winnah.

Gas masks! Of course, of course! An opera in which the divas sing inside a gasmask!

 
At 8:24 pm, Blogger jjc said...

I think Laibach have been toying with the idea of EBM opera for years. Perhaps you could call their "Krst Pod Triglavom - Baptism" exactly that.
http://www.discogs.com/Laibach-Krst-Pod-Triglavom-Baptism/master/13447

 
At 9:10 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Hey, thanks for dropping by, Odense crew!

Yeah, good point about Laibach - tbh I've never quite worked out where they sit (which is a good thing!); they're at some weird intersection between quasi-EBM, Industrial, Pop, satirical theatre, living art-objects, Classical music.... and that record also parodies the Deutsche Grammophon logo, which is cool.

You've also got me thinking about some of the Scandanavian Industrial-Metal outfits with their bombastic beats, Classical samples, use of overblown divaesque vocals/choirs, etc...

 
At 7:11 am, Blogger db said...

Speaking of gas masks, you ever heard Salvatore Martirano's L'sGA? Makes some of Atilla's work with Sunn sound like Kylie, or maybe two-way phone sex with Darth Vader and Frank Booth. Totally necessary for EBM Opera! I should also mention that I've been listening to a lot of the American variant of this kinda stuff lately -- growing up in the eighties close to Chicago primed me for bad WaxTrax influences, and my purchasing gutterball 80s digital synths and samplers just makes it worse. Trying to resist the urge to do Melusine death disco dub remixes for 12" singles...

 
At 8:58 am, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

"Salvatore Martirano's L'sGA?" - Nope. I'll have a, er, sniff around this morning. Thanks for the tip!

 
At 12:08 pm, Blogger jjc said...

Ah, how could I forget: http://www.laibach.nsk.si/volkswagner/

Laibach definitely have a leg in both the arty/noisy/collage-based industrial scene as well as in hard throbbing robo-groove EBM of the DAF school. Quite confusing.

 

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