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Friday 21 February 2014

BORGHESIA - In concerto a El Paso(c46-Nautilus/El Paso Prods,1988-Italy)

Few years ago I passed this tape to Misterioso Impossivel blog,that link is dead now so I re-post it here.

Borghesia is a Slovenian electronic music / rock music group, created in Ljubljana in 1982. The band was formed by members of the alternative theatre group Theatre FV-112/15. Borghesia created its aesthetics using the imagery of prohibited, tabooed and repressed. Their sound is often compared to that of other groups in the period such as D.A.F., Manufacture and more notably Front 242, whom many cite as the chief instigators of the Electronic Body Music label used to describe such music. Borghesia went on several Europe-wide concert tours, mainly in 1988-91, which were reviewed in large music magazines in England, Germany etc., like NME, Melody Maker, New Life, Zillo. They released four albums on Play It Again Sam, one of the more important indie labels, which were also licensed to Wax Trax in the USA and Canada. Further interviews and articles in the magazines above. Aldo Ivancic later formed the band Bast, and is famous in the Slovenian music scene today as a producer. Borghesia together with Laibach were prominent representatives of Slovenian alternative pop music, and topped the bill on the compilation albums Trans Slovenia Express, released on Mute Records. Borghesia live show in Gothenburg, Sweden in October 1988 was the subject of an hour long broadcast on Swedish national radio network, on the show P3 Live.(from wikipedia)
This tape is a live gig recorded at El Paso squat in Turin(Italy) on 17-12-1988-the gig was a  benefit for 5 people  arrested for public insult to forigner head of state,in this case the Pope who was visiting Turin few months earlier this gig.
EL PAso is still alive and kicking and you can check their webpage here:www.ecn.org/elpaso
Also this tape is co-produced by Nautilus,this is a very good label of radical anarchist books+magazines and music,also this label is still active,you can check their website here:www.ecn.org/nautilus
I have no idea how many copies of this tape El paso+Nautilus  distributed at the time.it`s not available any longer.The live recording is just amazing.I did scan  the cover sleeve + the small booklet included.I am afraid the lyrics were only translated into italian language.
Enjoy it.

(digital transfer by F@R@W@Y)
(review by Wikipedia+F@R@W@Y)

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  1. Greetings, this is indeed an amazing recording; the link has expired - would be most grateful for a reup.

  2. @ORMUS-link re-actvivated now...:)