Whitehouse ‎– Buchenwald

Come Organisation ‎– WDC 881013
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Clear


Original edition LP, limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl with insert(s) (total edition of 800 - 1000 copies per William Bennett).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): L075 WDC 88-1013 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): L075 [WDC1013 B1 scratched] WDC-88-1013 B1

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WDC 881013 Whitehouse Buchenwald(LP, Ltd) Come Organisation WDC 881013 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WDC 881013 Whitehouse Buchenwald(LP, RE, Unofficial) Come Organisation (2) WDC 881013 Unknown Sell This Version
WDC 883013 Whitehouse Buchenwald(Cass, S/Sided) Come Organisation WDC 883013 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SLCD014 Whitehouse Buchenwald(CD, Album, RE) Susan Lawly SLCD014 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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September 10, 2016
This is a solid album, the second track is not extremely good. Buchenwald was my favorite, Incest 2 and Days At Floorbelle were pretty good as well. It's heavy and I love it


February 2, 2014

A little on the dull side, Buchenwald shows Whitehouses transition from the old school industrial sound of Total Sex and Birthdeath Experience and replaces it with harsh screeching, angrier vocals, and a more shocking approach both lyrically and visually. To put it simply, this is Whitehouses first true power electronics album. The problem is that it's not all that interesting. Buchenwald, the 12 minute title track is fascinating on first listen but quickly becomes exhausting. Dedicated to Alberto Desalvo and The Days at Florbelle are up next, and they're not exactly fascinating either. They're good for a few listens, but don't hold the same power as the closer, Incest 2.

Incest 2 is easily the best track, but even then it's still nothing super special. It's power electronics by numbers really (which at the time didn't exist, so I gotta give it credit for being a new sound even if by todays standards it's fairly generic.)

Overall, not that great of a release. But while it does hold your attention on the first listen, it's just not really meant for multiple listens. The follow up release, Dedicated to Peter Kurten is a much better example of Whitehouses experiments with ultra-harsh noise. So in conclusion, you don't necessarily have to skip Buchenwald, but if you've heard Dedicated to Peter Kurten then you're not missing out if you do choose to skip this release.