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Artist: EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
Title: 1/2 Mensch
Format: LP
Label: Potomak
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
“2015 repress. This is the third album by Einstürzende Neubauten, also known as Halber Mensch, 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 Bargelds voice dominating your dreams for a month after listening.” - Potomak.

Artist: EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
Title: Fünf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala
Format: LP
Label: Potomak
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
“2015 repress. Digitally-remastered 2002 release. This is the fourth album by German avant-garde industrial band Einstürzende 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. Theres the same attention to rhythmic assault on this record as on the others, but theres a quieter, more sinister, darker, lower-key ambience at work here, with Blixa Bargelds vocals right at the center-front of the mix, as he experiments with breath, lower pitches, whispers, and barely-audible squeals. Theres a barely-restrained, beautiful tension here that never gets resolved, sounding as if the band is holding itself back from complete annihilation.” - Potomak.

Artist: EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
Title: Kollaps
Format: LP
Label: Potomak
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Includes a large format 12-page booklet. Originally released in 1981, Kollaps is the seminal, form-destroying debut album by German industrial pioneers Einstürzende Neubauten (trans. "Collapsing New Buildings"). The bands 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 worlds most influential and far-reaching forces at the intersection between avant-garde and rock music. Formed in 1980 in the wave of the Dadaist movement Die Geniale Dilletanten, after a series of devastating live performances and personnel changes (one of which briefly involving electronic musician Gudrun Gut), the bands line-up cemented itself with core members Blixa Bargeld, F.M. Einheit (previously of Hamburg-based post-punk band Abwärts) and N.U. Unruh. 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. At a time in Germany in which the wall encircling West Berlin transformed the city into a state-subsidized, near-paradisiacal freak-enclave for artists, Einstürzende Neubauten offered cathartic cascades of noise, employing steel parts, tin drums, drills, hammers, saws and untuned electric guitars, all crowned by Bargelds bloodcurdling screams and feverish, apocalyptic texts. 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." - Potomak.

Artist: EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
Title: Verbrannte Erde
Format: LP
Label: Stahlnetz
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Limited pressing of 135 on clear vinyl!  A great collection of rarities and previously unreleased material 1981 to 1986, from one of the original industrial bands.  Very nice artwork, too!" - Stahlnetz.
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