... for every Neubauten fan
Joren A. Lindholm | Washington DC | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is awesome, and I think that most anyone interested in Einsturzende Neubauten will not be stopped in listening to it. Not that that is what makes it good. Nevertheless, this seems to be the first time when one immediately recognized the band's versitility. Every track is different from each other - every single one. It was also made during the period when they were breaking up and then kept getting back together. (Before '85 they were more of a posse or gang, to my knowledge) This music seems very fresh and spontaneous. I don't care too much for the extra tracks, but they make the cd more of an album length.
I have been playing this album for twelve years, and EN keeps growing. From this one I actually can't name a standout track because they're all so equally good. I remember not understanding the last one, Der Kuss, when I first heard it - it has a lot of piano and is quite paired down. But I soon found its restraint and beauty to be another great album closer (after To Be No Part of it, and before Headcleaner). The other classic monuments released by EN are (for early) Drawings of O.T., (and for later) Ende Neu and Silence is Sexy - but since it is one of the best bands for artistry, all of EN's recordings are excellent and worthwhile.
Haus Der Luge: recorded shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Buy direct from the band."
Please do not buy this edition of this album!
Maskello | QLD | 12/18/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Some Bizarre does NOT pay royalties to Einstuerzende Neubauten. If you buy this album absolutely none of your money goes to the band. You may as well just download it - it's stealing from the artists either way.
Any EN album or DVD with "Some Bizarre" or "Cherry Red" or "Thirsty Ear" on it is a release that is not authorized by the band.
Some Bizarre are reissuing EN's albums because band authorized reissues, remastered and in digipaks, have been available for several years. Some Bizarre's old editions looked shabby next to the official ones, and they are now trying to catch up and fool you into buying their editions instead. They have even tried to sue EN out of the rights to publish their own music, but were not successful. Rightfully so!
If you get any enjoyment at all out of EN's music, please make the effort to buy albums that will benefit the band. Who should get your money - the people that actually made the music, or a record company who cheated them?
If you can see "Freibank", "Potomak", "Indigo", or "Mute" on an EN release, then this is authorized by the band.
Five stars for the album, 0 stars for this edition."