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Lament - Einstürzende Neubauten

Lament

LAMENT the new album by Einstürzende Neubauten is released Friday 07 November 2014 on BMG Records.

LAMENT should be heard as a studio reconstruction of a work primarily designed to be performed live, rather than an official new Einstürzende Neubauten LP proper.

In truth, the piece can only be fully realised, as well as best experienced, in its physical embodiment, performed on or by founding member Andrew Unruh’s gigantic instruments and noise generating devices that visually evoke the horrors the work describes or embeds in the sounds they conjure from the filth and terror of the industrialised 20th century world at war with itself.

But in fulfilling what at first appears to be a surprise commission for such a formidable longtime outsider group, Einstürzende Neubauten transformed the earthy, idiosyncratic contents they mined from academic, state, music hall and internet archives with the help of their two researchers into a richly complex cycle of original and cover songs and performance pieces.

The music often originated in LAMENT’s storytelling needs, be it in terms of sounds used or compositions structured along First World War flow charts or scored from calendars of the involvement of the 20 plus countries embroiled in it.

The way LAMENT plays off pre-existing and composed materials, pieces clipped together from historical records next to direct cover interpretations, or indeed their Frankenstein like construction of an ur-anthem/national hymn delivers a differently angled history of the war.

Finally, LAMENT opens Bargeld’s case that the First World War never ended - the interwar and postwar periods being essentially pauses for breath as the great military powers carry on their conflict at some remove in faraway wars fought by proxy.

Blixa Bargeld about LAMENT

Interview with Blixa Bargeld about LAMENT with Sound Clip ... Universty of Copenhagen 6th sept ... starts 01:55:00 ... in English.

Geniale Dilletanten

Subkultur der 80er Jahre in Deutschland

Das Goethe-Institut plant für 2015 eine Ausstellung mit dem Titel "Geniale Dilletanten". Subkultur der 80er Jahre in Deutschland. Kunst, Musik, Design, Mode, Film und Literatur. Sie wird in Deutschland und als Tourneeausstellung weltweit in Zusammenarbeit mit Partnerinstitutionen vor Ort gezeigt werden. Einstürzende Neubauten werden einer der Hauptprotagonisten der Ausstellung sein.
Im Sommer 2015 wird die Ausstellung im Münchner "Haus der Kunst" zu sehen sein.

The Gothe Institute is doing an exhibition in 2015 with the title "Geniale Dilletanten". Subculture of the 80ies in Germany in art, music, fashion, film and literature. The exhibition will be shown in Germany and touring worldwide in cooperation with local partner institutions. Einstuerzende Neubauten will be one of the main protagonists with a strong focus on their work.
In summer 2015 the exhibition will be shown at "Haus der Kunst" in Munich.

Geniale Dilletanten

The Gothe Institute is doing an exhibition in 2015 with the title "Geniale Dilletanten". Subculture of the 80ies in Germany in art, music, fashion, film and literature. The exhibition will be shown in Germany and touring worldwide in cooperation with local partner institutions. Einstuerzende Neubauten will be one of the main protagonists with a strong focus on their work.

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN | LAMENT

Einstürzende Neubauten are back in studio working on an exceptional new composition, LAMENT.

They will be performing LAMENT in November & December 2014:
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Einstürzende Neubauten Live 2014

Einstuerzende Neubauten are back in studio working on an exceptional new composition.

The world premiere will take place on November 8th, 2014 at Diksmuide, Belgium.
More performances are intended to follow within Europe.

The Einstuerzende Neubauten concert will be the artistic opening for a line of events "Against the neglection: Gone West - the fall of Diksmuide 1914-2014"
More infos will be available in February 2014.
Ticketsales start at April 22nd, 2014.

USB STICKS Australia 2013

Live recordings of the Australian Tour are now available in our webshop on USB Sticks.

Sounds Like Silence

The Exceptional Exhibition of 2012

The exhibition "Sounds Like Silence" has won the "The Exceptional Exhibition of 2012 – Sounds Like Silence" award from the "International Association of Art Critics" (aica)
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Live At Rockpalast 1990

Einstuerzende Neubauten

A Live DVD of the Einstürzende Neubauten "Rockpalast" concert from 1990 will be released by MIG music on November 12 2012.

Einstürzende Neubauten ... Live At Rockpalast 1990Setlist:
01. Prolog
02. Feurio
03. Der Tod ist ein Dandy
04. Sehnsucht
05. Armenia
06. Yu Güng
07. Zerstörte Zellen
08. Trinklied
09. Ich bin's
10. Stuhl in der Hölle
11. Der Kuß
12. Haus der Lüge
13. Kein Bestandteil sein
14. Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.
15. Sand
16. Ich bin das letzte Biest am Himmel

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Australian tour 2013

Tour dates announced for Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
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