British dancer and choreographer, who worked with Laibach in the mid eighties, Born 1962, Aberdeen in Scotland. Took up Scottish dancing at the age of four. At some point later he switched over to ballet gaining a place at the Royal Ballet School in London at the age of 13 and graduated at the age of 17. Five years later formed the Michael Clark Company. In 1986 Michael was looking for a harder more aggressive sound to give his work a more frightening and horrific aspect, Laibach fitted the bill perfectly resulting in No Fire Escape in Hell. Towards the end of the eighties suffered from a serious heroin addiction and had to give up dancing. His mother who was a nurse came down to look after him. He began to pull himself together and got involved with a few projects including appearing as Caliban in Peter Greenaway's film Prospero's Books. A serious knee injury and depression from the death of a close friend brought another break from dancing and returned to stay with his mother in Kintore, a small village near Aberdeen. In 1998, he returned and has been performing successfully since.
On the release of Macbeth in 1989, the press release announced that Laibach were currently recording in Paris for a new album which was due to be released in the Autumn of 1990. No new album was presented and stories soon emerged that some dispute has prevented its release. It later turns out that Laibach was working with French producer Betrand Burgulat. They had produced an album worth of material but a dispute over the title credit prevented its release. Laibach wanted to credit Bertrand in the sleeve notes whereas he wanted credit on the cover. One song did make it 'Steel Trust' but it was only a bonus track for the LP and cassette of Kapital. Betrand had a similar conflict over the credits situation with with Momus. Betrand is well known in France and recently had international success producing April March's 'Chrominance Decoder'.
23rd April 2001 - Depeche Mode's new single "Dream On" also features "Easy Tiger" (Bertrand Burgalat & A.S. Dragon Version).
Update March 2008
While the above story had been widely assumed as the reason for the non-appearance of the keenly awaited Paris album. Nadya Lev while on a journalistic exercise in Slovenia towards the end of 2007 decided to probe the story and uncovered another explanation altogether. Rather than any major dispute being the reason, the Paris project with Betrand was originally planned as a collection of love songs, albeit in the form of parodies. As the work was nearing to a late stage, Laibach became uncomfortable with the overall concept and the new sound was also a tremendous leapt away from their usual material. This was around 1990 and long before Volk so the whole project was abandoned and a completely different idea was created resulting in Kapital, which incidentally was also the intended title of the Paris album. Many elements did get assimilated into Kapital but in a completely different form however we do get some idea with the song Steel Trust, the bonus track found on the cassette and LP version.
Sound engineer and producer. He began working with Student Radio in Ljubljana before moving to on Tivoli Studio also in Ljubljana. During military service he met Dejan Knez in Belgrade and agreed to get involve with Laibach's music. Laibach at the time had little musical training or studio knowledge but had strong ideas that needed help to be transferred. These ideas attracted Jurij and played an important part in bringing the music of Laibach out from their concept. He continued to be involved with Laibach right up to Baptism, however when Laibach signed to Mute Records their collaboration ended and Slavko Avsenik stepped into the position.
As well as working with Laibach he was responsible for producing a large number of Yugoslavian bands such as Panktri, Elektricni Orgazam and now working with Devil Doll.
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