ELITISM -A TRAAVIK.INFO SAMPLER 2011-21
Release date: 22.12.21
For the last decade, international performing arts collective Traavik.info's groundbreaking artistic interventions have enlightened, enraged, challenged and inspired people worldwide
in the grey area where arts, politics and activism mix, from Kirkenes to Lusaka, Prishtina to Pyongyang.
ELITISM: A Traavik.info sampler 2011-21 collects 4+1 of the company's collaborations in all four corners of the globe, including unreleased material and remixes from the likes of Laibach, The Megaphonic Thrift, YAP Soundsystem and Årabrot.
All in an appropriately grand package designed by French graphic design wizard Valnoir/Metastazis and released on legendary Norwegian datarockers Datarock's own label, YAP Records.
QUOTES ON ELITISM -A TRAAVIK.INFO SAMPLER 2011-21:
1 ) EAST: Laibach - The Final Countdown (Live in Pyongyang, North Korea 2015)
"The most fascinating cultural, political, ideological event till now of the 21st century."
Slavoj Zizek, philosopher on The Sound of Music: Laibach in North Korea (2015)
2) NORTH: The Megaphonic Thrift - Summer is Coming (Galaxevåg Mix)
"As if the Nuremberg Trials were held in Narnia."
Barents Region media platform iFinnmark.no on Trial of the Century (2017)
3) SOUTH: Aid Aid - Pimp My Aid Worker (YAP Soundsystem Never Cry Mix)
"Puts people's lives in jeopardy."
Elisabeth Rasmusson, General Secretary of the Norwegian Refugee Council, on Pimp My Aid Worker (2011)
Årabrot - Children of the Revolution
"This is not art!"
Jan Lothe Eriksen, General Manager of Safemuse, on The Wastefulness Commission (2021)
5) BONUS TRACK: Pyongyang Gold Stars - Take on Me
"Holy shit! If we'd only known the power of the accordion, we'd have included it in the original!"
Magne Furuholmen, a-ha member, on The Pyongyang Gold Stars play Take on Me (2013)
The release also serves as a pilot for the big, double vinyl compilation POPULISM: A Decade of Traavik.info 2011-21, TBA spring 2022. From all of us to all of you!