Borghesia (Italian: bourgeoisie) is a Slovenian electronic music/rock music group, created in Ljubljana (at the time in Yugoslavia) in 1982. The band was formed by members of the alternative theatre group Theatre FV-112/15 and Teater Performans. Borghesia created its aesthetics using the imagery of what was prohibited, tabooed, and repressed.[2] Their sound is often compared to that of other groups in the period such as D.A.F., Manufacture, and Front 242, whom many cite as the chief instigators of the Electronic Body Music label used to describe such music.

Borghesia went on several Europe-wide concert tours, mainly in 1988–91, which were reviewed in large music magazines in England, Germany, etc., such as NME, Melody Maker,[3] New Life Soundmagazine,[4][circular reference] and Zillo. They released four albums on Play It Again Sam, one of the more important indie labels, which were also licensed to Wax Trax in the US and Canada. Further interviews and articles can be found in the aforementioned magazines. Aldo Ivancic later formed the band Bast, and is famous in the Slovenian music scene today as a producer. Borghesia together with Laibach were prominent representatives of Slovenian alternative pop music, and topped the bill on the compilation albums Trans Slovenia Express, released on Mute Records. A Borghesia live show in Gothenburg, Sweden in October 1988 was the subject of an broadcast on Swedish national radio, on the show P3 Live.[5] Their hit "Discipline" has inspired the Francky Vincent song about incest "Ma Cousine".[citation needed]


  • Dario Seraval, vocals (1982–1990, 2009–present), programming (1982–1991, 2009–present)
  • Aldo Ivančič, drums, programming (1982–1996, 2009–present)

Touring musicians

Previous members






  1. ^ Vasicka, Veronica (2010-01-26). "The 20 best Minimal Wave records ever made". Fact Magazine. Retrieved 2024-01-28.
  2. ^ "Borghesia". Retrieved 2024-01-28.
  3. ^ Harriman, Andy (2018-02-08). "No Hope, No Fear: Industrial Music in Zagreb". Red Bull Music Academy. Retrieved 2024-01-28.
  4. ^ de:New Life Soundmagazine
  5. ^ "Bodyfest 2014". Nalen. Retrieved 2024-01-28.
  6. ^ "Borghesia".
  7. ^ "Borghesia - Un Chant d'Amour". Discogs.

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