Borghesia – Proti kapitulaciji (Against capitulation)
Borghesia’s newest album features a dialogue between Srečko Kosovel\'s poetry, historical hermeneutics, political engagement and multimedia art. The album is imbued with theatrical elements, which are present in the construction of the atmosphere, the incorporation of field recordings, and in the dramatization of Kosovel\'s texts. Against Capitulation offers music ranging between solid and exemplary quality. Most of the compositions are variations of the already familiar: rhythmically defined electronic marches steeped in Dario Seraval\'s hoarse incantations of Kosovel’s poetry, accompanied by the vocals of Irena Z. Tomažin and Jelena Rusjan.
Against Capitulation proffers an abundance of musical pleasure, though it does not offer the most meaningful use of Kosovel\'s poetry from the perspective of sound. It is rather a highly politically engaged album, which suggests to the listener how to think in the same vein as Kosovel.
Amidst all changes, ranging from the input from different musicians to the use of new aesthetics alike, Borghesia continues to carry the ethos defined at the time of its first incarnation more than three decades ago: the continuous and unrestrained addressing of the present.
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Društvo glasbene spektakularnosti/The Association of Musical Spectacularity 2018