Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Einstürzende Neubauten - "Kollaps" [1981]

Artist: Einstürzende Neubauten
Title: Kollaps
Genre: Noise, Percussion Industrial
Country: Germany
Release date: 1981

Track List: 
  1. Tanz Debil
  2. Steh Auf Berlin
  3. Negativ Nein
  4. U-Haft Muzak
  5. Draussen Ist Fientlich
  6. Hören Mit Schmerzen
  7. Jet'm
  8. Kollaps
  9. Sehnsucht
  10. Vorm Krieg
  11. Hirnsäge
  12. Abstieg & Zerfall
  13. Helga
  14. Negativ Nein (live)
The famous "inaudible" debut album of E.Neubauten, which is widely viewed as one of the most radical (more radical than punk) and shocking releases of its time. Although it's certainly much noisy than their releases from 1990-2000s, it doesn't sound much harsher than Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" - but, compared to "MMM", it features vocals (well... sort of) and much broader range of sound/noise sources, including various found objects.

Definitely not an album for everyday listening, yet it's an extemely valuable document from the early days of mighty German industrial scene. I don't own it on any physical media, yet I have the "Strategies Against Architecture 80-83" CD which features mostly (but not only) the live versions of the tracks from "Kollaps". Of course, it can be found on dark-world.ru too.

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