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Einstürzende NeubautenStrategies Against Architecture IV—2002–2010

Label:Mute – CDSTUMM325, Mute – 50999 9 17981 2 1, Mute – MUT 69492
Format:
2 x CD, Compilation
Country:UK, Europe & US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Noise, Experimental, Industrial

Tracklist

1-1Perpetuum Mobile (Single Version)
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric Guitar, E-BowJA*
Noises [Air Compressor, Air Cake (Turntable-Powered Wind-Instrument), Olive-Alarm (Olive-Canister Stairway Performance)]NU*
Percussion [Metal Percussion, Car Tire], Electronics [Electronic Percussion Treatments]RM*
Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Organ [Hammond Organ], Noises [Radios]BB*
Written-ByEN*
4:29
1-2Selbstportrait Mit Kater (Full Version)
Arranged By [Strings And Brass Arranged By]Tilman Schade*
Bass Drum, Percussion [Metal Percussion], Electronics [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Bells [Pythagorean Tube Bells], Backing VocalsRM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Backing Vocals, Brass [Electronic Brass]AH*
Electric Guitar, Backing VocalsJA*
Euphonium, TromboneLars Juling, Ralf Zickerick
Noises [Amplified Metal Spring, Iron Plate], Backing VocalsNU*
Score [String And Brass Arrangements Following An Original Score By]Blixa Bargeld
ViolaStefano Macor
Vocals, ClavichordBB*
Written-ByEN*
7:48
1-3Ein Leichtes Leises Säuseln
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Lyrics ByBargeld*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Unruh*
Noises [Dried Linden Leaves, Survival Blanket, Gas Burner]NU*
Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Noises [Dried Linden Leaves], Loops, Keyboards [Electronic Keybord Treatments]BB*
4:31
1-4Youme & Meyou
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By]Jan Tilman Schade
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Lyrics ByBargeld*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Moser*
Percussion [Plastic Percussion], VibraphoneRM*
Score [String Arrangements Following An Original Score By]Blixa Bargeld
ViolaStefano Macor
Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Organ [Hammond Organ], Grand Piano, Slide Guitar [Electric Slide Guitar[, Cymbal [Cymbals]BB*
5:31
1-5Dead Friends (Around The Corner)
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Voice [Falsetto Voice]AH*
Electric GuitarJA*
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Bass Drum, Drum [Big Drum]RM*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Voice [Falsetto Voice]NU*
Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Percussion [Metal Percussion], Noises [Swinging Microphones]BB*
Written-ByEN*
4:59
1-6Insomnia
Electric GuitarJA*
Electronics, Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Lyrics ByBargeld*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Arbeit*, Moser*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Bass DrumRM*
Vocals, Noises [Accordeon And Harmonium Guts], Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano]BB*
7:25
1-7Party In Meck-Pomm
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric GuitarJA*
Lyrics ByBargeld*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Arbeit*, Moser*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Bass Drum, Electronics [Electronic Percussion Treatments]RM*
VocalsBB*
2:07
1-8X
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric GuitarJA*
Noises [Ambient Noises]EN*
Noises [Amplified Metal Spring]RM*
Percussion [Blue Bin]NU*
Vocals, Organ [Hammond Organ]BB*
Voice [Additional Voice]Judith Holofernes
Written-ByEN*
4:07
1-9Floorpiece / Grundstück
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By]Jan Tilman Schade
Percussion [Metal Percussion]NU*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], AccordionJA*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Drum [Big Drum], Vibraphone [Bowed Vibraphone]RM*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], PercussionAH*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], VocalsBB*
ViolaStefano Macor
Written-ByEN*
4:23
1-10Good Morning Everybody
Baglama [Baglamases]Craig Rodriguez, Scott Moore
Bass Drum, Percussion [Tire, Metal Percussion], Electronics [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Drum [Big Drum], Instruments [Y-Chang]RM*
Bouzouki [Bassouki]Algis Kizys*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric Guitar, E-BowJA*
Instruments [Djourazes]Geoff Gersh, Jonathan Bepler
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Noises [Air-Compressor]EN*
Percussion [Metal Percussion]NU*
Vocals, Clavichord, Programmed By [Media-Cloud]BB*
Written-ByEN*
4:42
1-11Waiting For The Call
Bass Drum, Percussion [Tire, Metal Percussion], Electronics [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Drum [Big Drum], Instruments [Y-Chang]RM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric GuitarJA*
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Percussion [Metal Percussion]NU*
VocalsBB*
Written-ByEN*
4:00
1-12Wo Sind Meine Schuhe? (Dub Mix)
Bass Drum, Percussion [Tire, Metal Percussion]RM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Noises [Ring Modulator], Backing VocalsAH*
Electric Guitar, E-BowJA*
Percussion [Watered Metal Percussion]NU*
Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Backing VocalsBB*
Written-ByEN*
6:06
1-13GS1 & GS2
Bass Drum, Drum [Big Drum], Percussion [Tire, Amplified Marble Plate, Metal Percussion], Electronics [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Choir, Backing VocalsRM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Percussion [Plastic Canister], Choir, Backing VocalsAH*
Electric Guitar, E-Bow, Bells [Pythagorean Tube Bells], Effects [Chaos Pad], Choir, Backing VocalsJA*
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Percussion [Tire, Metal Percussion], Vibraphone, Choir, Backing VocalsNU*
Vocals, Effects [Jamman], Clavichord, Organ [Hammond Organ], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano Fabrics]BB*
Written-ByEN*
6:38
1-14Palast Der Republik
Featuring, Choir [100 Supporter Voices]The Social Choir
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Tracking By [Building], Choir, Backing VocalsJA*, RM*
Tracking By [Building], Effects [Jamman], Marimba [Sub-Bass Marimba], Conductor [Choir Conducting]BB*
Tracking By [Building], Marimba [Sub-Bass Marimba], Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Choir, Backing VocalsAH*
Tracking By [Building], Percussion [Metal Percussion], Choir, Backing VocalsNU*
Written-ByEN*
2:34
2-1Sendezeichen Phase 3
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric GuitarJA*
Gong [Balinese Gongs]NU*
Percussion [Metal Percussion], Bass DrumRM*
Vocals, Clavichord, Effects [Jamman]BB*
Written-ByEN*
1:02
2-2Tagelang Weiss
Electric Guitar, Effects [Electric Guitar Treatments]JA*
Electronics [Electronic Pulse], Udu, Percussion [Metal Percussion]RM*
Electronics, Contrabass [Upright Bass]AH*
Lyrics ByBargeld*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Arbeit*, Moser*
Vocals, Loops [Vocal-Loops]BB*
6:25
2-3Wenn Dann
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], VihuelaAH*
Electric Guitar, Effects [Electric Guitar Treatments]JA*
Noises [Amplified Metal Bass Spring, Iron Plate]NU*
Percussion [Plastic Pipes], Effects [Guitar And Percussion Treatments], Noises [Electric Spring]RM*
Vocals, Slide Guitar [Electric Slide Guitar], Sampler [Random Electronic Samples]BB*
Written-ByEN*
3:09
2-4Jeder Satz Mit Ihr Hallt Nach
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Organ [Hammond Organ]AH*
Noises [Bellow]NU*
Noises [Motorised Metal Plate Installation]JA*
Vibraphone, Noises [Swinging Microphones, Muted Large Phythagorean Tubes], Drum [Giant Foil Drum], Percussion [Metal Plate]RM*
Vocals, Noises [Varispeeded Vaporizing Water Drips, Steam, Hotplate]BB*
Written-ByEN*
3:45
2-5Susej
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By]Jan Tilman Schade
Drum [Big Drum], Noises [Plastic Pipe, Glasses], Percussion [Metal Percussion], Effects [Electronic Treatments], Bass Drum [Spring Bass Drum]RM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Electronics, Backing VocalsAH*
Electric GuitarJA*
Percussion [Blue Bin], Noises [Metal Bow]NU*
Score [String Arrangements Following An Original Idea By]Blixa Bargeld
ViolaStefano Macor
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Clavichord, Electronics, ChoirBB*
Written-ByEN*
4:45
2-6Magyar Energia
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Noises [Large Amplified Metal Plate], ChoirAH*
Instruments [Amplified Bass-Piano-String-Chitarra], Effects [Electronic Treatments], Drum [Flight-Case Kick Drum], ChoirRM*
Noises [Metal Plate], ChoirNU*
Tape [Cassett Tapes], ChoirJA*
Vocals, Noises [Air Compressor, Pistol And Wall], Effects [Electronic Manipulations], Vocoder, ChoirBB*
Voice [Hungarian Voice]Mari Cantu
Written-ByEN*
3:26
2-7Birth Lunch Death
Bass Drum, Percussion [Amplified Marble Plate, Plastic Percussion], Vibraphone [Bowed Vibraphone], Noises [Air Conditioning, Metal Sheet]RM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Lyrics ByBargeld*
MelodicaJA*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Unruh*
Percussion [Metal Percussion]NU*
Vocals, Clavichord, Organ [Hammond Bass-Pedals]BB*
3:20
2-8Weil Weil Weil (Freie Radikale In Der Warteschleife)
Bass Drum, Percussion [Metal Percussion], Effects [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Drum [Big Drum], Yangqin, ChoirRM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Effects [Electronic Choir And Instrumental Treatments], Banjo, ChoirAH*
Noises [Amplified Metal Bass Spring, Iron Plate], ChoirNU*
Vocals, Loops [Vocal-Loops], ChoirBB*
Written-ByEN*
Xylophone, Electric Guitar, ChoirJA*
3:45
2-9Unvollständigkeit
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By]Jan Tilman Schade
Bass Drum, Percussion [Metal Percussion], Effects [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Drum [Big Drum], Noises [Glasses], Backing VocalsRM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Backing VocalsAH*
Electric Guitar, Backing VocalsJA*
Keyboards [Keyboard], Sampler [Samples]Ash Wednesday
Lyrics ByBargeld*
Music ByHacke*, Bargeld*, Unruh*
Noises [Plastic Pipe, Aluminium Sticks], Backing VocalsNU*
Score [String Arrangements Following An Original Idea By]Blixa Bargeld
ViolaStefano Macor
Vocals, Effects [Jamman]BB*
12:22
2-10Let's Do It A Dada
Bass Drum, Percussion [Metal Percussion], Effects [Electronic Percussion Treatments]RM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Noises [Household Appliances]JA*
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Noises [Metal Bars, Electric Blower, Recitation], Horns [Signal Horns]NU*
Vocals, Sampler [Sample], Noises [Electric Drill Record Player]BB*
Written-ByEN*
5:53
2-11Bertolt Brecht Und Der Weltempfänger
Noises ["A Roll Of Gaffer-Tape Descending A Staircase"]EN*
VocalsBB*, RM*
Written-ByEN*
0:27
Musterhaus-Ausstellung(15:07)
2-12aI. Anarchitektur
Effects [Electronic Percussion Treatments], Noises [Metal Sheet], Drum [Kick Drum], ChoirRM*
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Electronics, ChoirAH*
Electric Guitar, E-Bow, Effects [Electronic Guitar Treatments], Vocals, ChoirJA*
Electric Guitar, Vocals, Organ [Hammond Organ], ChoirBB*
Humming [Electric Hums], Noises [Blow-Torch Pipes], ChoirNU*
Written-ByEN*
2-12bII. Et Cetera
Electronics, Tape [Tapes], Voice [Voices]AH*
Electronics, Voice [Voices]JA*
Grand PianoAri Benjamin Meyers
Noises [Amplified Metal Spring], Tape [Tapes], Voice [Voices]NU*
Sampler [Samples], Tape [Tapes], Recorded By [Field Recordings], VocalsBB*
Sampler [Samples], Voice [Voices], PercussionRM*
Written-ByEN*
2-12cIII. Weingeister
Noises [Glasses]EN*
Written-ByEN*
2-12dIV. Tohu Wa Bohu
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar]AH*
Noises [Installation For Bass-Pulse And Polystyrene], VocalsEN*
Written-ByEN*
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This compilation is selected from the musical output of Einstürzende Neubauten in the years between 2002 and 2010. Whenever possible, alternate versions, live performances, rare releases, and unreleased pieces have been selected.

All titles published by Freibank Musikverlag Hamburg and Arabella Musikverlag Berlin.

1-1. (2004)
1-2. (2003)
1-3. (2004)
1-4. (2005, live, Vienna)
1-5. (2004, live, Reggio Emilia)
1-6. (2003)
1-7. (2003)
1-8. (2003)
1-9. (2004)
1-10. (2005)
1-11. (2004, live, Reggio Emilia and Thessaloniki)
1-12. (2005)
1-13. (2005)
1-14. (2004, live, Berlin)
2-1. (2007)
2-2. (2005)
2-3. (2007)
2-4. (2007)
2-5. (2007)
2-6. (2007)
2-7. (2007)
2-8. (2007)
2-9. (2008, live, Brussels)
2-10. (2007)
2-11. (2007)
2-12. (2002-2006/2010)

℗ + © 2010 Mute Records Limited
under exclusive licence from Einstürzende Neubauten
Printed in the EU.
Made in the EU.

Total time CD #1 and CD #2: 2:10:47

Packaging: 8-panel double-tray digipak with a 32-page booklet attached.

US UPC and catalogue number are printed on a removable sticker that is affixed over the international UPC.

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  • Other (Cat# CD1): 5099991798220
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 5099991798428
  • Barcode (EU): 5099991798121
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099991 798121
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): www.takt.eu 2100002789717 9179822
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): www.takt.eu 2100002789724 9179842
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 & CD2): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 9R89
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI UU079
  • Label Code: LC 05834
  • Rights Society: SDRM biem
  • Barcode (US): 724596949221

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  • marks's avatar
    marks
    Edited 11 years ago
    A bit of a grab bag from Berlin's venerable Einsturzende Neubauten, the latest installment in the ongoing 'Strategies...' series. More succinctly, over two hours of esoteric excursions done in the band's own inimitable style. After the last Architectural outing from Bargeld and company, it was assumed there would be no more. A trilogy is the perfect stopping point, yes? Au contraire, it would seem for lo and behold here we are with a new collection of outtakes, unreleased versions, live work and strange mixes once more underlining the group's continuing ethos: you have to destroy in order to build.

    What is good on here is insanely impressive, "Insomnia" is tense and almost outdoes the songs it bridges from eg: 12035th Nacht and Die Explosion Im Festspielhaus (from 1992's Tabula Rasa and 1996's Ende Neu respectively) but for the length of this double album, there are some sadly lacking moments. What that means most is that you'll find some previously released songs re-done in rather uninteresting ways, the single version of Perpetuum Mobile and Youme & Meyou are the guiltiest but even though you've heard it a thousand times and if you've seen them do it live you'll concur: Selbsportrait Mit Kater is still glorious. That this is the full version I wonder about as a live recording I own of theirs from 2004 goes even further than what is offered on here. Rough sketches abound throughout this thing with "Birth Lunch Death" leading the pack handily. "GS1 & GS2" must be heard to be believed, the versatility of this piece alone would indicate that perhaps this collection is more the idea of the record company and not the band. Who's to say, very little information was released about it and to my knowledge, few others have even bothered to cover it.

    You're probably wondering why there's no use of the "i" word in this review.

    Because this band have not been in that stagnant pigeonhole for many a year and even back in the early 80s when they did work in that field, it was obvious that it was just a phase. Neubauten have more in common with free form jazz or even straight up rock and roll these days, though they'd never fit comfortably there, either. They've never really belonged anywhere nor have they been part of any trend or fad, which might explain why some thirty years later, no one else sounds like them or works remotely close to their aural playing field. You may not always like the product you get, and I'm rather lukewarm to this one but always remember: this is going to lead somewhere only they would think to go.

    Probably my biggest gripe is that selections from the band's self-released Musterhaus series of albums have been tacked on here and there are more than a few previously "supporters only" works also. I mean, really, what's the point of giving die-hard fans the goods if some of it is going to wind up cheapened by a commercial release. It's cool that this exposes more people to what they do when release schedules aren't a factor but just as they did by putting out The Jewels for wider consumption, it shows a shocking lack of regard for those who have given Neubauten the artistic freedom to push ever further into their own sonic world. Support is a two-way street, never forget that Blixa.

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