What our staff has to say: “Neubauten, is just the best band. Industrial music with primal power. Beat Heavy that keeps you in the groove, but pushes your brain to almost the verge of aneurysm. Music for insanity. Killer reissue of a record that set the tone of all industrial records to come after it.” – Dan
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.