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***EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN’s Potomak label reissues their classic 1996 release, Ende Neu—originally released on the Mute label, now available with digipak CD artwork. On this release, the quintessential scientists of the post-avant-garde abstain from focusing on listener disintegration tactics as they did on prior albums, but opt instead to hone their craftsmanship in new compositional areas. Exploring intricate processions of time and toying with melodious harmonies, this album reveals BLIXA BARGELD and company maturing gracefully. The opening cut, "Was Ist Ist," is a furious, fast-paced slander of the greediness of mankind while simultaneously serving as a tongue-in-cheek remark on how absolute, scientific power overrules impossibility. From there, Ende Neu continues to musically rewrite the band's style, using familiar topics such as ethereal chaos, cosmic complacency, revolt, and even a Kafka-esque piece, "Der Schacht Von Babel."

LP $35.25

02/03/2023 4047179198219 

POTOMAK 919821 

***BACK IN STOCK!!! After more than 12 years, Einstürzende Neubauten's long-awaited new studio album Alles In Allem is finally going to be released. The album marks the quintessence of the band's output, opening yet another unexpected door in 40 years of ongoing sound research by a very experimental group of musicians around Blixa Bargeld . This band, like nearly no other, has managed to create a musical cosmos. It has, in fact, built up its own genre by uniquely combining edgy sound with sophisticated poetry. Appropriately, in the Year of the Rat -- the symbol of ingenuity and versatility according to the Chinese zodiac -- the band is not resting on the laurels of its last four decades. Instead, it curiously continues to explore everything that the sound universe has to yield, with one eye on the future and with boundless playfulness The unique sound and textual landscapes of the band, founded in 1980 in Berlin, reveal the timelessness that Blixa Bargeld, N. U. Unruh, Alexander Hacke, Jochen Arbeit, and Rudolph Moser have continuously maintained. And yet, through experimental approaches to songwriting, instruments developed over four decades and collective input, the band sounds remarkably cutting edge within its own time. In fact, through its individual brand of music the Einstürzende Neubauten seem to always command each and every manifestation of the here and now -- whether industrial in its early years, the driving beats of the 1990s or its more considered later work. The verse "Wir hatten tausend Ideen /...

LP $39.50

10/30/2020 4015698564174 


***BACK IN STOCK!!! EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN have discovered sounds beyond the pain barrier, the beauty of dissonance and the aesthetics of the scrapyard. They are regarded as the most important engines in the development of new musical strategies; Hardly another German band has characterized the music landscape as lastingly. Their influence on the music world was, and is, as great as their timeless character. Once fully set in motion in the early 1980s, Einstürzende Neubauten have pressed on regardless. The earliest track here is a newly mixed version of "Haus Der Lüge," the title track of their 1989 album Haus Der Lüge, except it's now adorned with freshly recorded trombone and string parts, which the group wanted on the original but couldn't afford, so had to use synth simulations instead. Five tracks are taken from their 2000 album Silence Is Sexy. During the 2000s, Einstürzende Neubauten's resourcefulness extended beyond the stage and the recording studio into the economics of alternative music practice. Two Greatest Hits tracks, "Dead Friends (Around The Corner)" and "Ein Leichtes Leises Säuseln," originated on their Supporters Album #1 (2003), which in publicly modified form became Perpetuum Mobile (Mute, 2004). Now as then as always, declares Greatest Hits's newest track "How Did I Die," "The difference makes the song".

CD $18.95

12/02/2016 4015698008364 

POTOMAK 133952 CD 

2XLP $50.50

12/02/2016 4015698008371 


Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.t. by Einsturzende Neubauten

Einsturzende Neubauten

Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.t.

***Originally released in 1983, EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN’s second album marks a radical progression in the band's sound as well as a revolutionary step forward in the realms of industrial and experimental music. Bassist MARC CHUNG and electronics engineer ALEXANDER HACKE joined the band during this time, and singer BLIXA BARGELD also became a full-time member of NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS. Despite each members' background, Einstürzende Neubauten's ethos—"Destruction is not negative, you must destroy to build"—treaded on ground that was explicitly anti-music. Through their intuitive compositional approach and application of found, industrial objects into song forms, the band's sonic trajectory was intent on generating entirely alternate modes of music-making. In contrast to the all-out destructive barrage of their debut, however, Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. reveals an astonishing maturity in its varied and dynamic range of textures while still being no less uncompromising.

LP $32.75

12/22/2015 4015698199017 


CD $17.25

01/26/2010 4015698199024 

POTOMAK 819902 CD 

***AVAILABLE AGAIN!!! Originally released in 1981, Kollaps is the seminal, form-destroying debut album by German industrial pioneers EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN.The band's use of junk metal, power drills, jackhammers and other surprising instrumentation would come to define their challenging and continually inventive career, making them not only one of the originators of industrial music, but one of the world's most influential and far-reaching forces at the intersection between avant-garde and rock music. On Kollaps, a violent collision of urban primitivism and punk sensibilities, the trio declared war on every conventional way of listening, combining an intense mess of atonal guitar drones with brutal scrap metal percussion. Kollaps, with its atonal essence, embodied exactly what the title suggested: decay and destruction, illness, doom and death. Years later, with the fall of the Berlin wall behind it, Kollaps still sounds as radical and extreme an artistic statement as ever.

LP $30.95

12/18/2015 4015698251715 


CD $17.25

01/26/2010 4015698251722 

POTOMAK 825172 CD 

***BACK IN STOCK!!! This is the third album by EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN originally released in 1985. The album opens with the startlingly oppressive, almost fully a cappella title track, with contrapuntal, atonal, en masse chanting. The album progresses to include quite a repertoire of electronically-generated sounds, finding the band developing their mishmash of industrial experimentation matched by terrifying clangs, stomps, and of course, the theatrical, poetic vocal delivery of BLIXA BARGELD. An incredibly aggressive album, with insistent, pounding rhythms and razors on metal, and Bargeld's voice dominating your dreams for a month after listening.

LP $35.25

12/18/2015 4015698261417 


CD $17.25

02/09/2010 4015698261424 

POTOMAK 826142 

***AVAILABLE AGAIN!!! Vinyl reissue of EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN’s Silence Is Sexy, originally released in 2000 from singer BLIXA BARGELD and his band partners (N.U. UNRUH, ALEXANDER HACKE, JOCHEN ARBEIT and RUDOLF MOSER). This vinyl double album contains the track "Pelikanol," first available as a bonus track with the 2000 release of the album and now for the first time available on vinyl. On Silence Is Sexy they masterfully celebrate the unexpected in the exploration of silence. It is a wonderful album in the classical Neubauten sense; lyrical and melancholy. It's a musical coming-of-age from metal-defying scrap iron sound to constructed melodiousness, with a familiar rhythmic undertow—playful, arrogant, poetic, subversive, dandified and mature. From its first release in 2000 to date, it has doubtlessly remained the group's most complex work and the most fascinating in its evolution. It shows the Neubauten universe from both a known, emotionally moving side, as well as one that is deliberately constructive. It clearly breathes the inimitably rough Neubauten handwriting, while Blixa's voice cuts through intellectual and cryptic texts. It is carried by metal sounds, from which individual instruments can almost no longer be extracted—and by silence. Ultimately, nearly inaudible tones or laughter in the right place can seem more destructive than the most enduring rage. This is an album that won't be ignored; a unique appearance in the history of German rock music. 180-gram vinyl pressing in gatefold jackets.

2XLP $41.95

12/18/2015 4047179570510 


***BACK IN PRINT!!! This is the fifth album by EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, originally released in 1989, now remastered. Highly energetic and possessed of a certain level of danceability, Haus Der Lüge was perhaps the most accessible for the band so far in terms of straightforward industrial-rock, with less grinding experimentation. However, this album is far from any sort of mainstream convention, with some of the most convincing alchemy of the best of the group's sonic clang, combined with some of the most captivating singing by BLIXA BARGELD yet. This album showcases all the best aspects of the band's musique concrète experimentation reigned in by impressive song-structure that doesn't diminish any of Einstürzende Neubauten's conceptual or ear-bashing impact. Gatefold jackets.

LP $35.25

12/15/2015 4015698200010 


CD $17.25

01/26/2010 4015698200027 

POTOMAK 820002 CD 

Funf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala by Einsturzende Neubauten

Einsturzende Neubauten

Funf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala

***BACK IN STOCK!!! This is the fourth album by German avant-garde industrial band EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, originally released in 1987. The bonus track "Adler Kommt Spaeter" is an early version of "Zerstörte Zelle." Considerably lower-key than all their previous releases, Fünf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala (trans. "Five On The Open-Ended Richter Scale"), with especially puzzling, almost country-rock track "Morning Dew," sung in English, but with moments of whip-cracking and atomic explosions. There's the same attention to rhythmic assault on this record as on the others, but there's a quieter, more sinister, darker, lower-key ambience at work here, with BLIXA BARGELD’s vocals right at the center-front of the mix, as he experiments with breath, lower pitches, whispers, and barely-audible squeals. There's a barely-restrained, beautiful tension here that never gets resolved, sounding as if the band is holding itself back from complete annihilation.

LP $25.15

08/27/2002 4015698265019 


CD $17.25

02/09/2010 4015698265026