Laibach’s new EP, 1 VIII 1944 Warszawa, features reinterpretations of three famous songs from World War 2: Warszawskie Dzieci (Warsaw Children), Zog Nit Keyn Mol (Never Say) and Mach Dir Nichts Daraus (Do Not Worry). Commissioned by the Polish National Centre for Culture and funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the project commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
Warszawskie Dzieci and Zog Nit Keyn Mol were rearranged and produced by Silence. Benko appears as guest vocalist on both tracks. It’s hardly an overstatement to describe these songs as unique. After all, it’s not as if Benko sings in Polish and Yiddish every day.
This is the second collaboration between Laibach and Silence since the 2006 album Volk. The first live presentation of the new songs is to take place on October 24th at the Soundedit Festival in Łódź, Poland.
Polish National Centre for Culture released the brand new Laibach EP “, titled: 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa.
Laibach was invited by the NCC to create the special project CD, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
The video, directed by Karol Wasilewski (in collaboration with Marek Horodniczy). The video features scenes from the movie “Miasto ’44” directed by Jan Komasa.
The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: Powstanie Warszawskie) was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany.