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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps

Einstürzende Neubauten's first album, as one might imagine, is their most primitive and radical effort, the purest expression of their original aesthetic. This makes the album both historically significant and conceptually intriguing, of course, but what's most interesting about this album is that it still sounds surprising decades after its release. Often, albums that are considered extreme art statements upon their debut sound almost quaint a few years later, but while Kollaps perhaps sounds less extreme to ears that heard industrial music turned into disco pabulum by the likes of Nine Inch Nails than it did before, songs like the eight-minute title track and the rumbling live closer, "Negativ Nein," are still a fascinating blend of rhythm and random bashing, tonality and atonality, with anguished vocals by Blixa Bargeld that often seem to have little connection with anything else in the piece. The brief tracks, like the 80-second "Sehnsucht," are even more extreme explorations of pure noise. Starting as early as the next album, Einstürzende Neubauten would begin slowly introducing more mainstream musical concepts into their aesthetic, making Kollaps as undiluted a listening experience as there is in the entire catalog.

Year of Release: 1981
Label: ZickZack
Genre: Industrial
Bitrate: 192kbps

Track List:
1. Tanz Debil
2. Steh auf Berlin
3. Negativ Nein
4. U-Haft Muzak
5. Draußen ist Feindlich
6. Schmerzen Hören (Hören mit Schmerzen)
7. Jet'm
8. Kollaps
9. Sehnsucht
10. Vorm Krieg
11. Hirnsäge
12. Abstieg & Zerfall
13. Helga
14. Negativ Nein (Live)

Download: Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps
Download Size: 53MB


synerjizzm@gmail.com said...

I just found your blog and wanted to congratulate you on it. It's pretty amazing and I found a lot of decent music that I never heard before on here. This album is particularly special, so thanks...

Alain said...

Awesome! Hard to find this in the US.