Einsturzende Neubauten - Silence Is Sexy [vinyl 2LP]

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Doczekaliśmy się w 2010 r. reedycji "Silence Is Sexy" na CD, teraz czas na podwójnego winyla 180g! Album w tej postaci zawiera dodatkowy utwór "Pelikanol", trwający ponad 18 minut.




1 Sabrina

2 Silence is sexy

3 In circles

4 Newtons Gravitätlichkeit

5 Zampano

6 Heaven is of honey

7 Beauty

8 Die Befindlichkeit des Landes

9 Sonnenbarke

10 Musentango

11 Alles

12 Redukt

13 Dingsaller

14 Anrufe in Abwesenheit

Bonus track vinyl: ?Pelikanol?


Einstürzende Neubauten


A concept of ?conceptlessness? was created at that time from a spontaneous idea (many thought it was an April Fool?s joke when the Einstürzende Neubauten first stood on the stage at Berlin?s ?Moon? on April 1, 1980; now over 30 years ago), from which the ?brilliant dilettantes? developed their own strategy against social and musical architecture using metal pipes, feathers and machines. In keeping, Blixa Bargeld constructed metaphor-laden poetry, around which unique worlds of sound were built up from objects of the most varied origins. The band discovered sounds beyond the pain barrier, the beauty of dissonance and the aesthetics of the scrapyard.

They are regarded as the most important engines in the development of new musical strategies. Hardly another German band has characterized the music landscape as lastingly as Einstürzende Neubauten. Their influence on the music world was and is as great as their timeless character.



?Silence is Sexy? - Finally, Einstürzende Neubauten?s long-awaited reissue of their 2000 album on the band?s own label Potomak.

The element of surprise was and continues to be routine for the Einstürzende Neubauten. On ?Silence is Sexy? they masterfully celebrate the unexpected in the exploration of silence.

?Silence is Sexy? is a wonderful album in the classical Neubauten sense; lyrical and melancholy. It?s a musical coming-of-age from metal-defying scrap iron sound to constructed melodiousness, with a familiar rhythmic undertow and a bittersweet melancholy ? playful, arrogant, poetic, subversive, dandified and mature.

From its first release in 2000 (marking the 20-year existence of the band) to date, it has doubtlessly remained the most complex work of the Neubauten and the most fascinating in its evolution. It shows the Neubauten universe from both a known, emotionally moving side, as well as one that is deliberately constructive. It clearly breathes the inimitably rough Neubauten handwriting, while Blixa?s voice cuts through intellectual and cryptic texts. It is carried by metal sounds, from which individual instruments can almost no longer be extracted ? and by silence. Ultimately, nearly inaudible tones or laughter in the right place can seem more destructive than the most enduring rage.

A fascination with improvisation including musical intricacies and special instruments had always been their trademark and continues here in a completely new, impressive way. Plucking the soft, subtle tones, the band permits itself irony and self-mockery. This sounds humorous, melancholy and astonishingly tender, despite conscious cross-references to their loud beginnings.

The band ? Blixa Bargeld, Andrew Unruh, Alexander Hacke, Jochen Arbeit and Rudolf Moser ? now celebrate percussive minimalism instead of archaic rhythms, tender ethereal sounds instead of infernal noise and razor sharp fabulations instead of spontaneous wordplay. The band proceeds calmly, quietly and surprisingly humorously. But even this turning to moderate sounds should be understood as a countermovement. The last line of the title song ?Silence is Sexy? declares: ?Silence is NOT sexy at all!?

It is the contemplative songs, which constitute the character of the album. Nevertheless, the Neubauten?s dry humor also reveals itself here in amplified flashes, alongside a light looking back to their early experiments. There is not a central song, but many.

In ?Sabrina? they raise the question, which color can be assigned to the sounds. Their answer is black. Black is the sound of silence, the color of melancholy, which lies over the country and the city.

?Silence is Sexy,? the title song of the album, moves cyclically hard alongside the complete silence. It is in fact the tantalizing handling of silence that actually makes ?Silence is Sexy? so sexy. On the live recorded title song, a bass swings, accompanied by discreet percussion, over it the voice, and after every verse there is a break in which one hears nothing, but the sizzling sound of a cigarette. The softest noises are made audible, such as taking a drag on a cigarette, breathing and the sounds made in the oral cavity. Movement, pausing and acceleration are the stops along the exploration of ambivalence.

However, even the early days were not forgotten: ?Zampano? is such a song, Bargeld explains, ?that I didn?t want to program or to play, but wanted to record with a pneumatic piston ...? ?We must always find something that we haven?t done yet. Of course, this entails that things are constantly becoming more fragile, because we had already savored the brutal at the beginning of the ?80s.?

They play machine music without rage and anger, reflecting states of mind without blindly following the spirit of the times. It?s an album that won?t be ignored; a unique appearance in the history of German rock music.

The acuteness and subtleties of Bargeld?s text worlds and of the transparent sound architecture constitute a very special Neubauten charm ? fragile poetry, wordplay and philosophical lyric poetry instead of the scrapyard. It also takes a lot of courage to be so far beyond good and evil.