Sunday, November 28 2010
The tale of an uninitiated music reviewer traveling through a world of foreign sonority and coming out potentially scarred for life, and better for it.
Wednesday, December 19 2007
The picture we see in 2007 is of a band in complete control of their faculties, to the point where even the seemingly chaotic force of violently exploding sheet metal has been domesticated.
Sunday, April 15 2007
The creation of their music is oftentimes as visually stimulating as it is adventurous, and the well-lit and clear-eyed presentation on this DVD gives the audience a perfect vantage with which to see every percussive stroke of genius.
Monday, July 25 2005
Of course, there is always something perpetually upsetting about seeing an animated fetus moving through an inky-black universe of German screams and scraping metal.
Wednesday, August 4 2004
Einstürzende Neubauten are a force of nature, or, um, a force of industry. The band originated in Berlin as part of Die Geniale Dilletante, an arts collective inspired by the Dadaist arts movement that had reached its boundary-pushing apex in the early years of the second world war.
Monday, April 12 2004
Perpetuum Mobile follows on the heels of a long tradition of German industrial music from the early days of Kraftwerk all the way to the genre’s more recent hard-core incarnation à la Rammstein.
Monday, October 22 2001
Berlin’s Einstürzende Neubauten—that’s “Collapsing New Buildings” to the uninitiated—are in many ways an embodiment of a certain stereotype about German art rock.
Monday, June 19 2000
Many bands attempt to defy or destroy the established musical boundaries. Few succeed, and fewer still do so with the fervor and style of Einstürzende Neubauten.