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Laibach Gesamtkunstwerk: Dokument 81-86 Box Set

This deluxe box of rare archive audio and video is available now from Vinyl on Demand. Besides the five LPs, DVD and deluxe artwork there is an extensive booklet which I edited. Besides my own text there are exclusive texts from Donald Campbell, Igor Vidmar, Michael Goddard and Aleš Leko Gulič.


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