halber mensch

Label: 
POTOMAK c 1986 / p 2005
Vinyl: 
19,99 €
CD: 
15,99 €

Tracklist

  1. Halber Mensch
  2. Yü-Gung
  3. Trinklied
  4. Z.N.S.
  5. Seele brennt
  6. Sehnsucht (zitternd)
  7. Der Tod ist ein Dandy
  8. Letztes Biest (am Himmel)
  9. Bonus: Sand
  10. Bonus: Yü-Gung (Adrian Sherwood-Mix)
  11. Bonus: Das Schaben

On their third album (1985), produced in the legendary Berlin Hansa-Studios by the star producer Gareth Jones, the Einstürzende Neubauten present themselves focused strongly inward and concentrated on noise. Initially announced as “an album with love songs” and danceable in a bizarre way, “_ Mensch” portrays itself with introspective big-city souls that have been torn apart. It sets cultural as well as ideological counterpoints to government-regulated and media-enforced mass amnesia through its perfectly orchestrated scrap yard instrument sonatas and angry, dark, chemical drug-induced prose about the fall of man. Rhythmic anti-pop in the age of the Cold War, it advanced to a further, indispensable milestone of industrial music with songs such as “Yü-Gung,” “Z.N.S.,” “Der Tod ist ein Dandy” and “Letztes Biest (am Himmel).”

Thomas Clausen (BLVD-magazine.com)

Written & composed by

Blixa Bargeld, Mark Chung, Alexander Hacke, FM Einheit, N.U. Unruh.