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***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.?!

LP $39.50

10/30/2020 4015698564174 


***With Grundstück, a real rarity is being released on the commercial market for the first time: Originally issued in 2005 as a small limited edition, the much sought-after album is now officially available as a CD and also for the first time ever as an LP, each including a DVD with previously unpublished film recordings of the project and an extensive booklet.?! With their noise-laden anti-pop, EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN has established itself as one of the most radical, unpredictable and unconventional avant-garde bands in the popular music scene.?! An interim work consciously conserved in its unfinished condition, Grundstück is the missing link between 2004's Perpetuum Mobile and 2007's Alles wieder offen.?! Grundstück represents what the album title asserts: One's own lot.?!

CD+DVD $24.95

09/14/2018 4015698017434 

POTOMAK 158682 CD 

LP+DVD $41.25

09/14/2018 4015698017458 

POTOMAK 158681 LP 

***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.?!

CD $18.95

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2XLP $50.50

12/02/2016 4015698008371 


***AVAILABLE AGAIN!!! Originally released between 2006-2007 digitally track-by-track at a time, and only available to web site subscribers of the "Phase III Supporter Project," EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN’s The Jewels was assembled piece-by-piece and was contextually drawn from singer BLIXA BARGELD’s dreams.?! Eventually officially released on Potomak in 2008, The Jewels is now available spread out across two slabs of vinyl.?! The Jewels album is the result of an experiment to search for a navigation system, which led the band back into hidden niches of the Einstürzende Neubauten universe that have not been especially brightly illuminated before now; into those corners, which have remained in the dark or have been forgotten despite two decades of restless movement.?! This visualization of their musical cosmos began at the same time as work on Alles Wieder Offen.?!

LP $28.75

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2XLP $31.50

04/27/2010 4047179197816 

POTOMAK 919781 

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.?!

LP $32.75

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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

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CD $17.25

01/26/2010 4015698251722 

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***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

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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.?!

2XLP $41.95

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***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 

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***DVD plus audio CD with 10 tracks.?! Story: Sebastian Brant's medieval novel The Ship Of Fools (1458) has been an inspiration for numerous seafaring artists throughout the centuries.?! The image of a ship filled with fools, seafaring through the oceans of life appealed to Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke, inspiring them to compose a show based on fools described in the book.?! Deep bass lines, scraping metal, melancholic autoharps, violent guitar riffs, bizarre sound recordings, entwined with Hacke's magnificent singing and Danielle's mystic lyrics are illuminated by intricate projections depicting illustrated scenes of fools' debauchery.?! This luxurious package contains a filmed documentary of the premiere in Berlin on the 1st of December 2007 and a CD with music from the show.?! The beautiful visuals and soundtrack of the performance are enriched by inserted interviews illustrating how the artists went about creating the performance while touring the world.?!

DVD+CD $25.35

03/02/2010 4047179198080 

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Commissioned Music by Bargeld, Blixa

Bargeld, Blixa

Commissioned Music

***Originally released in 1995, this is the solo debut release from legendary EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN performer/vocalist/actor/musician, BLIXA BARGELD.?! Commissioned Music collects several of Bargeld's work for theater and film.?! Features a collaboration with his replacement in the BAD SEEDS, ROLAND WOLF, for the film Jahre Der Kälte and theatrical piece Dumpfe Stimmen (which includes Bargeld's incredible and Lynch-ian rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow").?! Commissioned Music features a wide swathe of minimal instrumentation—chimes paired with bass, lyre with glockenspiel, piano with shimmering slide guitar and droning, static-y electronics to create darkly ambient mood-pieces, and smoky theatrical numbers from behind the black velvet curtain.?! The music for Jahre Der Kälte is based on a cadence by Franz Schubert.?! Blixa's vocals cover all his usual spectrums: from parlor-croons, to deep-as-graves intonations, to high death-rattle aspirations.?!

CD $18.60

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***Working outside normal record business market mechanisms, EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN recorded this album over some 200 days in their own studio funded by their worldwide network of subscribing supporters via! Possibly informed by the title of 2000's Silence Is Sexy, the word on the international music scene was that Einstürzende Neubauten had become calmer, quieter even.?! Alles Wieder Offen blows this assumption out of the water; it is an urgent and compelling album in every aspect.?! The instruments do not exhaust themselves by a consumptive struggle against each other as they might have on prior recordings, but instead create an unprecedented fusion of Einstürzende Neubauten-typical instruments with conventional ones.?! ALEXANDER HACKE’s bass has never sounded warmer, JOCHEN ARBEIT’s guitar more graceful, the metal of RUDOLF MOSER and the percussion of N.U.?! UNRUH more unsettling and diverse, or BLIXA BARGELD’s voice more mercurial yet forceful.?!

2XLP $25.35

12/29/2009 4047179044318 

POTOMAK 904431 

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

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CD $17.25

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