Vollmaier, Kind Of Laibach (LP + Music Sheet & DL)

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Label: Nika Records

Format: Vinyl LP & Booklet

Release Date: 19th June 2020 

Side A:

  1. Uvod v smrt
  2. Smrt za smrt RE
  3. Diskant
  4. Krvava gruda - plodna zemlja RE
  5. Sredina

Side B:

  1. Brat moj RE
  2. Obsedenost
  3. Kontra - subkontra
  4. Resistance is Futile
  5. Ti, ki izzivaš RE

“The piano ain't got no wrong notes.”

Thelonious Monk

“Agree with that. But Laibach ain’t got no right notes either.” 


Imagine what it would be to carve out a piano classic from the 'industrial' monolithic Laibach sound structure. Vollmaier does not tackle this challenge, as one might expect, through preparation or electronic interventions, but by seeking inspiration from the virtuoso pianists Glenn Gould and Vladimir Horowitz, as well as in one of his professors (formerly an associate of the Laibach band as well) Aci Bertoncelj. He is faithful to the original music by testing the extreme limits of both the performer and instrument. Laibach's linear rigor breaks precisely with industrial precision and physical perseverance, but the final result is, surprisingly, even more monolithic, though an absolutely subtle structure, woven only with the black and white keys of an elegant machine, a concert piano which is for Vollmaier larger than life.

After completing his studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, Sašo Vollmaier began to develop his musical style, influenced by the various groups with which he collaborated (from 'chamber' to 'alternative music'). In recent years he has been active in the fields of performance and theater. His performances include stage sound design with the interventions of movement and spoken words. He creates music for dance and theater performances. His passion for the human voice led him to the “Centre Artistique International Roy Hart” in the south of France, where he works as the musical co-director for vocal works and prepares actors and singers for their roles. Vollmaier is also an associate of the Laibach group, with which he actively worked as a keyboard player between 2007-2013, and where he is now engaged as an arranger and studio musician.

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