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Torn Light Records
Chicago, IL 60647

Einstürzende Neubauten – Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. / Drawings Of O.T.

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2022 repress; 2002 release. LP version. Originally released in 1983, Einstürzende Neubauten’s second album marks a radical progression in the band’s sound as well as a revolutionary step forward in the realms of industrial and experimental music. Bassist Marc Chung (ex-Abwärts) and electronics engineer Alexander Hacke (later a member of Crime And The City Solution) joined the band during this time, and singer Blixa Bargeld also became a full-time member of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. Despite each members’ background, Einstürzende Neubauten’s ethos — “Destruction is not negative, you must destroy to build” — treaded on ground that was explicitly anti-music. Through their intuitive compositional approach and application of found, industrial objects into song forms, the band’s sonic trajectory was intent on generating entirely alternate modes of music-making. In contrast to the all-out destructive barrage of their debut, however, Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. reveals an astonishing maturity in its varied and dynamic range of textures while still being no less uncompromising.


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