Laibach “One Vision” The Normal/Rico Remix 1987

I mentioned this mix in an earlier post, and at the time thought it had never been released. Imagine my joy to find it at last on the 2004 compilation Anthems. It seems it was hiding all the time, masquerading as “Liewerk: The Kraftbach mix”. That’s cute, and I suppose if you look at it squinty-eyed it does seem a bit Kraftwerk-ish. I must say I find that just a tad disrespectful though, because this is very much a Daniel Miller mix, and arguably he is an even more pure electronic musician than the formerly flute-tootling Düsseldorfers.

I’m glad it was finally issued though. It was a landmark mix for me and I think it still sounds good.

Vienna “Pour Ne Pas Me Toucher” 1988

Mute France had opened their doors and one of the first signings was this trio from France’s industrial heartland, fronted by the lovely and talented Odile Arias.

I met up with them in Paris and then recorded this single during a break in the recording of Arnold’s album in Belgium. I just think this is a really great song. Longtime Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos did a version of it that can be heard on the excellent Vienna retrospective set from Undo Records.

I don’t think a video was made for Pour Ne Pas Me Toucher but here’s a cool one they made a couple of years earlier.