Slovenian electronic music pioneers and video art trailblazers Borghesia were formed in Ljubljana in 1982. They developed from the alternative theatre group Theatre FV-112/15. Seeking uncharted forms of audio-visual expression in a decaying former Yugoslavia, the then-duo formed by producer Aldo Ivančič and singer Dario Seraval called for a new musical and aesthetic language. As in the case of their contemporaries Laibach, the prohibited, tabooed and repressed were forced under the magnifying glass. During the eighties, Borghesia contributed to the blossoming of the European electronic body music scene. Their releases for the cult indie label PIAS are considered one of the heights of dark electronic sounds of the late 80s. Their playful but eerie vision of EBM was put to rest just before the new millennium.
A new Borghesia was formed and its membership expanded in 2009. Their comeback album ‘And Man Created God’ (Metropolis Records, 2014) opted for a more orchestrated sound that crossed genre boundaries. A similar mindset governed the creation of the new Borghesia’s new album ‘Proti kapitulaciji’ ((‘Against Capitulation’; Moonlee Records, 2018) – a free-floating retrofuturist industrial art rock epic based on Srečko Kosovel’s timeless modernist poetry that sits somewhere between an alternative soundtrack of Blade Runner, the uncanny ambience of Coil, melancholy of Berlin era David Bowie and immediacy of Nine Inch Nails. Their live performances are accompanied with live visuals by Boštjan Čadež and Lina Rica.