Tuesday, 22 October 2013


"Interpretations "
Year:    2013
Format:    EP
Label:    Submit
Tracks:    4
Time:    12 min.
Genre:    electronic , rock
Style:          Industrial               Techno

The collaboration between Einstürzende Neubauten and Perc will start and end with this EP. There will be no follow up releases making this release even more intriguing. The EP was mastered by UK mastering engineer of the year Matt Colton at Alchemy in London and the striking artwork is by long time Perc Trax collaborator Jonny Costello.
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"Alles wieder offen"
Year:    2007
Country:   Germany
City:   Berlin
Label:   Potomak rec.
Format:   CD , 2 x LP
Tracks:   10
Time:   53 min.
Genre:   electronic , rock
Style:           Industrial

There's one heck of a conceptual framework behind Einstürzende Neubauten's Alles Wieder Offen. By now, if you're at all interested in the band, you've heard the story: The classic proto-industrial Berlin quintet funded the album via subscriptions to their website. Kind of like In Rainbows, but before Radiohead did it, and in reverse. Subscribers had the ability to critique the album while it was being made, suggesting a final sequence or telling the band to pick up a scrap they decided to leave behind on the studio floor. Additionally, a subscription gave the lucky EN fan access to webcam performances and rehearsals. Again, tres Radiohead. The subscriber service isn't new to EN's practice: Their last "official" release was 2004's Perpetual Motion, but the group's self-released more than ten collections via the website between Perpetual and Alles. Increasing the meta, some of that material made its way-- chopped, diced, or re-envisioned-- onto Alles.
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"Live at Palast der DDR"
Year:    2004
Country:    Germany
City:    East Berlin
Label:    MVD Audio
Format:    CD , DVD
Tracks:    14
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic , rock
Style:          Industrial

Full length DVD of concert performance at the Palast der Republik in Berlin on November 4th, 2004 (the public concert) featuring choir of 100 supporters. The DVD is region free and has both PAL and NTSC versions on the same disc (different sides), so it should play anywhere in the world. The concert performance on this DVD was filmed at the Palast der Republik in Berlin, the former Parliament building and symbol of the no longer extant DDR (East Germany). The Palast der Republik has since been torn down in order to make space fort he re-erection of the City Palace. The Neubauten found the steel skeleton of the ruins of the Palast a congenial location for their architecural-musical fantasies and field studies. Accompanied by a 100 member choir, recruited from the supporters of the www.neubauten.org Internet project, they played in and with the building in their inimitable, almost literally building-collapsing fashion.
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"Perpetuum mobile"
Year:    2004
Country:    Germany
City:    Berlin
Label:    Mute rec.
Format:    CD , 2 x LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    67 min.
Genre:    electronic , rock
Style:             Industrial

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN ("collapsing new buildings") is an ever-changing musical entity, originally formed in West Berlin, Germany, on the 1st April 1980. Neubauten were initially seen as part of the second wave of industrial bands, filling the space left when Throbbing Gristle terminated their mission. Neubauten’s early output fit the term “industrial” well, as it (ab)used the sounds of machinery, metal-on-metal, construction-site equipment, and treated tape loops, creating harsh soundscapes and rhythmic textures reminiscent of krautrock and post-punk. Their inclusion on the record label Some Bizarre, with acts like Foetus, Coil, and Test Dept., consolidated this position as new industrial pioneers.   However, Neubauten soon outgrew the confines of even the broad scope of industrial music. In their 25-plus years, they have produced a dozen studio albums, live records, a remix album and EP, scored theatre pieces, and more.   Lead vocalist Blixa Bargeld is perhaps the best-known member of the group, both for his work with Neubauten and as guitarist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His fellow founding members Alexander Hacke and N.U. Unruh have likewise been active in various musical roles outside the group over the years.   Bassist Mark Chung was a member of the group from 1981 to 1994. He founded the publishing house Freibank Music Publishing to handle business affairs for Neubauten and other groups, and has continued in this role (concurrently serving as a senior vice-president of Sony Music International for nine years). Percussionist FM Einheit, was a member from 1981 to 1995, and has also been active as a solo artist and member of groups such as Gry. These guys may not have the non-stop intensity they once did, but they've replaced it with a tension that's just as effective.
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