Party Songs

 
 
 

Dear Comrades, we're happy to introduce an essential addition to your collection of communist disco classics. Party Songs, a six-track EP, features unpublished tracks from the repertoire of Laibach’s and Silence’s 2015 performances in North Korea.

The EP features two adaptations of Honourable, Dead or Alive, When Following the Revolutionary Road, an aria from the North Korean revolutionary opera Tell, O Forest (1972). The latter was avowedly written under the guidance of Kim Jong-il. The release also features a remodelling of We Will Go to Mt. Paektu, a popular song by the Moranbong Band, whose members were selected by Kim Jong-un. The songs, arranged and produced by Silence, feature Benko.

Last but not least, the EP features live renditions of We Will Go to Mt. Paektu, Honourable, and Arirang, which were recorded in Pyongyang. Honourable and Arirang were arranged and performed by students of the Kum Song School of Music. They were joined on stage by Benko.

Mute Records will release the EP on 12" vinyl and digital platforms on November 22. Pre-order: smarturl.it/L-PS

 
Barbara Predan