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Strategies Against Architecture 2
Einsturzende Neubauten
Strategies Against Architecture 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Einsturzende Neubauten
Title: Strategies Against Architecture 2
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mute U.S.
Original Release Date: 5/28/1991
Re-Release Date: 5/21/1991
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Goth & Industrial, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 024596110028, 024596110042

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I've gone too far
katja_r | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am impressed and enjoy this CD by the Dada band from Germany, Einstürzende Neubauten. STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE II is described in the notes as "a short history of Einstürzende Neubauten in the years 1984 - 1990". Mr Blixa Bargeld, the guiding light of the band, writes brief notes about each of the songs. I found this to be quite interesting and helpful. My favourite pieces are KEIN BESTANDTEIL SEIN, described as "Serie atonal beauty. F.M. [Einheit] played on a chair, processing the sound through pipes of various lengths to prduce notes of inderterminate pitch"; BILDBESHCHRIBUNG - "A soundtrack, built around Mark's [Chung] ingenious dominant one note bass line and miked up shopping cart" and ARMENIA which was featured in the film HEAT. I feel energised by the raw power, naturally, even more, the primal force transcends any preconceptions about music. I feel comfortable and connected with a fundamental emotional centre given voice. I admire the ingenuity of the band members as they produce unconventional sounds from conventional apparati. The noise of an electric jackhammer, for example, which is heard on KANGOLICHT, is an electric jackhammer. There is something honest about that that I find is lost with digital sampling. If you are interested in truly industrial music by one of the few truly innovative and original bands, this CD will interest you."
Outstanding Compilation of EN's Middle Years......
Schmaddio | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A superb compilation of the bands middle years. I didn't discover EN until they released Strategies III so at first I didn't care too much for this record due to it's a lot more raw than their later work... however, once I gave it a few listens it didn't take long to realize just how brilliant this band's entire career has been. Strat II has been in regular rotation in my cd player now for about three months.... If your a fan of experimental music this one is a can't miss."
The challenge of the irrational
Kirk Easton | "United" States of America | 10/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An amazing compilation that took me 3 years (and two purchases) to appreciate. Not an easy listen, but one of the few works that I can call unique. Blurs the boundaries between rock, musique concrete and industrial to a monolithic whole. Quite simply, I don't believe that music post-1988 is truly comprehensible without at least a casual familiarity with this band in general (and this album, in specific). E.N.'s impact cannot be underestimated..."