Einstürzende Neubauten ‎– Silence Is Sexy

Rough Trade ‎– RTD 100.0002.2, Potomak ‎– RTD 100.0002.2
2 × CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak

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Silence Is Sexy
1-1 Sabrina
Arranged By [Strings] – Tim IsfortBacking Vocals, Guitar [E-bow], Vibraphone – AH*Cello – Florian DöhlerDrums – AC*Slide Guitar, Organ [Hammond] – BB*Viola – Christoph Rabbels, Magnus DöhlerViolin – Alexandra Kratsch, Ruth-Maria Kosow, Sebastian Reimann
1-2 Silence Is Sexy
Choir – The Audience Of The Mexico City Concerts Of EN, Oct. 1999Guitar [Tinitus] – JA*Percussion [Big Drum] – RM*Percussion [Plastic] – AC*
1-3 In Circles
Effects [Jet Turbine], Maracas – AC*Percussion – AH*Percussion [Snare Drum, Metal Sheet], Bells [Pythagorean Tubular] – RM*
1-4 Newtons Gravitätlichkeit
Organ [Hammond], Percussion [Hi-hat, Wood] – AC*Percussion [Plastic] – RM*Vibraphone, Clavichord – BB*
1-5 Zampano
Percussion [Amplified Large Spring, Plastic], Performer [Plastic Wind Instruments] – RM*Percussion [Amplified Pneumatic Piston, Bass Spring, Engraving Stick], Effects [Electric Signal Horn Installations] – AC*Percussion [Amplified Pneumatic Piston], Synthesizer [Korg Ms 29] – AH*Percussion [Amplified Pneumatic Piston], Tape [Speed Manipulations] – BB*
1-6 Heaven Is Of Honey
Cymbal – AC*Performer [Small T-beams] – BB*Synthesizer [Korg Ms 29], Tape [Echo] – AH*Vibraphone – JA*
1-7 Beauty
Performer [Presence] – AC*Voice [Recitation] – AH*Voice [Recitation], Percussion [Polystyrene] – RM*Voice [Recitation], Vibraphone, Sampler [Jamman] – BB*Written-By – Wilsdorf*
1-8 Die Befindlichkeit Des Landes
Backing Vocals – Julia RegehrElectronics [Treatments, Tv-set], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Slide Guitar, Organ [Hammond] – BB*
1-9 Sonnenbarke
Effects [Bass Pedals], Percussion [Bass Spring], Organ [Hammond] – AC*Effects [Jet Turbine], Percussion [Plastic] – RM*Percussion [Blue Bin] – AH*
1-10 Musentango
Arranged By [Strings], Cello – Jan Schade*Backing Vocals – Ingo Krauss, JA*, Marc WeisBacking Vocals, Percussion [Big Drum, Vase] – RM*Backing Vocals, Percussion [Brushes] – AH*Backing Vocals, Percussion [Spanish Drills] – AC*Slide Guitar – BB*Viola – Manuel KleinViolin – Cecilia Braun, Natalia Domagala
1-11 Alles (Ein Stück Im Alten Stil)
Percussion [Free Falling Objects, Vibrator] – AH*Percussion [Free Falling Objects] – AC*Percussion [Free Falling Objects], Guitar – JA*Percussion [Plastic] – RM*
1-12 Redukt
Arranged By [Strings], Cello – Jan Schade*Percussion [Metal Bar] – AC*Viola – Manuel KleinViolin – Cecilia Braun, Natalia Domagala
1-13 Dingsaller
Choir – AH*, JA*, O. Kult, Peter FunkeChoir, Percussion [Blue Bin] – AC*Choir, Percussion [Car Tire, Chains, Electronic Treatments] – RM*Effects [Vocal Loops] – BB*
1-14 Anrufe In Abwesenheit
Arranged By – Hacke*, Chudy*, Bargeld*, Arbeit*, Moser*Percussion [Amplified Strings] – AC*Percussion [Plastic] – RM*Voice [Cellular Phone], Piano [Fender Rhodes Electric] – BB*Voice [Speaking] – AH*Voice [Telephone] – Christian Meyer, Elsa Wormeck, Fetisch, Frank Künster, Jan Schade*, Johannes Beck, John Norris, Kain Karawahn, Lars Rudolph, Peer Martiny, Peppi, Petra Wende, See Sea, Stefan Plank, Thomas Wydler, Tristan Thönnissen, Ulrike Haage, Violetta CyrolWritten-By – Trad.*
2-1 Pelikanol
Percussion [Glass], Sampler [Jamman] – Boris WilsdorfPercussion [Installation Of Metal Stripes And Electric Drill Motors] – AC*

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Recorded and mixed at Schwedenstrasse, Hansa and Trixx Studios, Berlin and at Conny's Studio, Wolpherath / Germany between April 1998 and January 2000. Mastered at Skyline / Düsseldorf.
℗ 2000 Zomba Records / Rough Trade
© 2000 Zomba Records / Rough Trade
Published by Freibank Musikverlage / Hamburg

Digipak® Manufactured by Van de Steeg, Holland, under license from AGI, USA

Incidental info:
Also released as a promo with alternative artwork under the same catalog number.
Packaging: four panel, clear plastic Digipak with an attached 36 page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 005902 000222
  • Barcode (String): 4005902000222
  • Distribution Code: RTD 100.0002.2 PC 44
  • Label Code: LC 07149
  • Rights Society: Gema / Freibank
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): DADC A0100308043-0102 14
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 94X2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): DADC A0100308043-0202 11
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 94Z2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RTD 100.0001.2 Einstürzende Neubauten Silence Is Sexy(CD, Album, Dig) Rough Trade, Potomak RTD 100.0001.2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
gh 002 Einstürzende Neubauten Silence Is Sexy(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Rough Trade, Potomak gh 002 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 182 Einstürzende Neubauten Silence Is Sexy(2xCD, Album, Dig) Mute CD STUMM 182 France 2000 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM182 Einstürzende Neubauten Silence Is Sexy(2xCD, Album, Dig) Mute CDSTUMM182 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 182 Einstürzende Neubauten Silence Is Sexy(2xCD, Album, Dig) Mute CD STUMM 182 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version



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April 10, 2003

The newer releases of Einstürzende Neubauten are completely different to their older recordings. You will not hear that much industrial noise and screams, more symphonic sounds are added to the newer tracks. That might be an effect of Blixa Bargelds cooperation with the Tim Isfort Orchestra, a german big-band-like orchestra recording symphonic pop songs with several guest musicians (Tom Liwa, Sam Brown, Katharina Thalbach and of course Blixa Bargeld). But you'll also find the metal percussion, the self built instruments and Blixas astonishing voice on this release. But somehow more in the background, as a part of the whole. It's there because it has to be there, not because it's a special instrument that's just there for being special. Can't really say what my favorite of this CD is, but the bonus-track on the second CD definitivly isn't. Don't spend extra money for buying the limited release if you can have the normal release for less.