Einstürzende Neubauten

Einstürzende Neubauten

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Experimental German group, formed in West Berlin in 1980. The band are notable for predominately using custom built instruments constructed out of scrap metal and power tools.

Their name in English literally means "Collapsing New Buildings," where "New Buildings" describes a type of architecture common in post-WWII Germany (large concrete box-style buildings) and "Collapsing" is an adjective in this context, not a verb.
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Einstürzende Neubauten Discography

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none Einstürzende Neubauten Live In Kunstkopfstereo(Cass, Ltd, C46) Eisengrau none Germany 1980 Sell This Version
none Einstürzende Neubauten Chaos-Sehnsucht / Energie(Cass, Ltd) Eisengrau none Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps (Album) Zickzack Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Stahlmusik Eisengrau, Rip Off Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Livematerial 7 / 1981 - 2 / 1982 Rip Off / Ruff Trade, Rip Off Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. / Drawings Of O.T. (Album) Some Bizzare UK 1983 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten 2 x 4 (Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 1984 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Halber Mensch (Album) Some Bizzare UK 1985 Sell This Version
EINCLLI331665 Einstürzende Neubauten Ein Dokument: 1985 - Einstürzende Neubauten - In Tokio(Cass) Wave (7) EINCLLI331665 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
none Einstürzende Neubauten The Wonderful World Of Einstürzende Neubauten(Cass, S/Sided, Smplr) Not On Label (Einstürzende Neubauten) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Fuenf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala (Album) Some Bizzare Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Einstuerzende Neubauten* Haus Der Luege (Album) Rough Trade UK 1989 Sell This Version
Heiner Müller, Einstürzende Neubauten Heiner Müller, Einstürzende Neubauten - Die Hamletmaschine (Album) Rough Trade, Reihe EGO, Potomak Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Tabula Rasa (Album) Mute, Our Choice, Potomak US 1992 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Ende Neu (Album) Mute, Mute UK 1996 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Faustmusik (Album) Our Choice, Reihe EGO Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Ende Neu Remixes (Album) Mute UK 1997 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Silence Is Sexy (Album) Rough Trade, Potomak US 2000 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Berlin Babylon (Album) Our Choice, Reihe EGO Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten 9-15-2000, Brussels Potomak US 2002 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Supporters' Album #1 (Album) Not On Label (Einstürzende Neubauten Self-released) Germany 2003 Sell This Version
none Einstürzende Neubauten Gemini(18xFile, MP3) Not On Label (Einstürzende Neubauten Self-released) none Germany 2003
Einstürzende Neubauten 3-20-2004, Stockholm (Album) Not On Label (Einstürzende Neubauten Self-released) Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Einstürzende Neubauten Perpetuum Mobile (Album) Mute, Mute Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Einstürzende Neubauten 10-29-2004, Reggio Emilia(2xCDr) Not On Label (Einstürzende Neubauten Self-released) none Italy 2004 Sell This Version

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September 26, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
There is only so much anger you can express. EN may have chilled over the years, but EN is about change. 'You must destroy in order to create'. Whilst it seems their later releases have lost the energy of Kollaps or Drawings of Patient OT, what this collection of records shows is progression whilst always staying true to their intention, and for that they deserve the highest respect. To see them live at their peak (for me, Haus Der Lüge), was to see music being created before your eyes out of raw materials. Awe inspiring. If you haven't heard them before, don't worry about the order in which you listen to these records. What surprises me is how the early records contain so much melody, when i first heard them they just sounded like noise. These are people who 20 years ago tried to make music out of the sound of hammers against subway walls!. It would be stupid to expect Blixa Bargeld to spend the whole of his life recording the sound of his body getting beaten up. It is much like what happened to Michael Gira and the Swans, the whole point is not about pain, it is about music. It is about expressing what cannot be said in any other way.

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