History Music / EinsturzendeNeubauten

4th May '16 5:46:37 AM aye_amber
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** A literal translation of the band's name would be "Collapsing New-Buildings". [[note]]For non-German tropers - since the pun doesn't carry well to English without an explanation: The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A ''Neubauten'' specifically refers to one of the cheaply-constructed "modern" buildings erected following 1945 in multiple German cities after many of the ''Altbauten'' (old-buildings) were destroyed during WWII. The ''Neubauten'' had a rather unfortunate reputation for being very structurally unsound, which gave the band some unwanted attention within two months of their formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall (one of the most famous ''Neubauten'') collapsing, which killed one person and injured many others. Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July 2001 that called themselves "Destroy the WTC", and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.[[/note]]

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** A literal translation of the band's name would be "Collapsing New-Buildings". [[note]]For New-Buildings." [[note]] For non-German tropers - -- since the pun doesn't carry well to English without an explanation: The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A ''Neubauten'' specifically refers to one of the cheaply-constructed cheaply constructed "modern" buildings erected following 1945 in multiple German cities after many of the ''Altbauten'' (old-buildings) (old buildings) were destroyed during WWII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The ''Neubauten'' had a rather unfortunate reputation for being very structurally unsound, which gave the band some unwanted attention within two months of their formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall (one of the most famous ''Neubauten'') collapsing, which killed one person and injured many others. Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July 2001 that called themselves "Destroy the WTC", WTC," and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.with. [[/note]]



* SensoryAbuse: Einstürzende Neubauten's output, especially in the 1980s, primarily constitutes of noises and textures made from using random objects like scrap metal, construction tools, et cetera.

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* SensoryAbuse: Einstürzende Neubauten's ''Einstürzende Neubauten'''s output, especially in the 1980s, 1980's, primarily constitutes of noises and textures made from using random objects like scrap metal, construction tools, et cetera.



* VocalEvolution: Blixa Bargeld's vocals went from chiefly screaming in ''Kollaps'' to the quiet, low-toned singing in newer albums.

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* VocalEvolution: Blixa Bargeld's vocals went from chiefly screaming in ''Kollaps'' to the quiet, low-toned singing in newer albums.albums.
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4th May '16 5:43:30 AM aye_amber
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Alles wieder offen'' breaks the trend of LighterAndSofter taken by the band for its bleak and somber tone and lyrics, and ''Lament'' is also this trope since it was composed for an 100th anniversary Main/WorldWarI memorial in Belgium.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Alles wieder offen'' breaks the trend of LighterAndSofter taken by the band for its bleak and somber tone and lyrics, and ''Lament'' is also this trope since it was composed for an 100th anniversary Main/WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI memorial in Belgium.UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: The band is famous for using this trope almost exclusively. Gamelan-like installations, bull whips and sandals as a percussion section; jet turbines struck like xylophones; amplified springs providing bass guitar sounds. The band also uses traditional instruments in non-standard ways, including playing guitars with violin bows.

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: The band is famous for using this trope almost exclusively. Gamelan-like installations, bull whips whips, and sandals as a percussion section; jet turbines struck like xylophones; amplified springs providing bass guitar sounds. The band also uses traditional instruments in non-standard ways, including playing guitars with violin bows.



* IndecipherableLyrics: Intentionally in the song "Was ist, ist". It has decipherable lyrics for the vast majority of the song, however, some parts are scrambled with static. When performed live, the band relies on a choir or their audience to fill those parts of the song with words made up on the spot - or in other words, "canon" lyrics simply don't exist there.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Intentionally in the song "Was ist, ist". ist." It has decipherable lyrics for the vast majority of the song, however, some parts are scrambled with static. When performed live, the band relies on a choir or their audience to fill those parts of the song with words made up on the spot - -- or in other words, "canon" lyrics simply don't exist there.



* MinimalisticCoverArt: The front cover of ''Kollaps'' consists of only the band's logo and name with a background color being a shade of brown. Many other Einstürzende Neubauten albums like ''Strategies Against Architecture '80'83'', ''Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala'' and ''Ende Neu'' have this as well, the latter using the band's name over a human's eye and skin color.
** ''Halber Mensch'' is almost literally the exact same thing as the cover of ''Kollaps'', just with a different album name and half of their logo scratched out.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: The band started out often performing level 10 material, but most of their post-1990s works usually average on levels 1 to 3.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.'' introduced a wider range of moods, melodies, and sounds than the generally intense abrasiveness of ''Kollaps'', a direction taken further into detail on ''Halber Mensch'', which was succeeded by the dark ambient of ''Fünf Auf der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala''. ''Haus der Lüge'' includes elements of electronic and rock music but is less diverse than ''Tabula Rasa'', that in turn is louder and more unconventional than ''Ende Neu''. ''Silence is Sexy'' disposes most of the noise aspects found in previous albums in favor of restraint, resulting in softer songs. ''Perpetuum Mobile'' continues the relaxed and mature nature of ''Silence is Sexy'' while reducing the SensoryAbuse heard in the band's previous works. ''Alles Weider Offen'' remained smooth despite being a slightly bleaker album. The World War I-centered concept album ''Lament'' is based off archived research and accompanied by odd instruments chiefly composed of objects related to the war and a string quartet.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: The front cover of ''Kollaps'' consists of only the band's logo and name with a background color being a shade of brown. Many other Einstürzende Neubauten ''Einstürzende Neubauten'' albums like ''Strategies Against Architecture '80'83'', '80-'83,'' ''Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala'' and ''Ende Neu'' have this as well, the latter using the band's name over a human's eye and skin color.
** ''Halber Mensch'' is almost literally the exact same thing as the cover of ''Kollaps'', ''Kollaps,'' just with a different album name and half of their logo scratched out.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: The band started out often performing level Level 10 material, but most of their post-1990s post-1990's works usually average on levels Levels 1 to 3.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.'' introduced a wider range of moods, melodies, and sounds than the generally intense abrasiveness of ''Kollaps'', ''Kollaps,'' a direction taken further into detail on ''Halber Mensch'', Mensch,'' which was succeeded by the dark ambient of ''Fünf Auf auf der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala''. nach oben offenen Richterskala.'' ''Haus der Lüge'' includes elements of electronic and rock music but is less diverse than ''Tabula Rasa'', Rasa,'' that in turn is louder and more unconventional than ''Ende Neu''. Neu.'' ''Silence is Sexy'' disposes most of the noise aspects found in previous albums in favor of restraint, resulting in softer songs. ''Perpetuum Mobile'' continues the relaxed and mature nature of ''Silence is Sexy'' while reducing the SensoryAbuse heard in the band's previous works. ''Alles Weider Offen'' wieder offen'' remained smooth despite being a slightly bleaker album. The World War I-centered concept album ''Lament'' is based off archived research and accompanied by odd instruments chiefly composed of objects related to the war and a string quartet.
4th May '16 5:37:31 AM aye_amber
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Einstürzende Neubauten is a rather interesting {{industrial}} group from Germany. Originally formed in 1980, they were a major influence on the experimental end of the genre, due to their [[EverythingIsAnInstrument extensive use of various non-musical objects as instruments]], often to the exclusion of conventional instruments. While always having a heavy emphasis on percussion and un-tuned sounds, Neubauten's music covers a fairly wide range of textures and styles, ranging from pulverising noise and ambient soundscapes to mechanistic dance tracks and understated ballads, their more recent albums being especially hard to classify.

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Einstürzende Neubauten ''Einstürzende Neubauten'' is a rather interesting {{industrial}} group from Germany. UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}. Originally formed in 1980, they were a major influence on the experimental end of the genre, due to their [[EverythingIsAnInstrument extensive use of various non-musical objects as instruments]], instruments,]] often to the exclusion of conventional instruments. While always having a heavy emphasis on percussion and un-tuned sounds, Neubauten's music covers a fairly wide range of textures and styles, ranging from pulverising noise and ambient soundscapes to mechanistic dance tracks and understated ballads, their more recent albums being especially hard to classify.






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* BilingualBonus: Bargeld has mentioned that many of the group's early lyrics rely heavily upon German-language puns and idioms which are functionally untranslatable; conversely, he does the same with the band's few English songs.

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* BilingualBonus: Bargeld has mentioned that many of the group's early lyrics rely heavily upon German-language German language puns and idioms which are functionally untranslatable; conversely, he does the same with the band's few English songs.



* BrokenRecord: "Weil Weil Weil", "Hirnlego". Bonus points for the latter for actually having the vocals and instruments skip like a broken record (as opposed to the chanting in "Weil Weil Weil").

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* BrokenRecord: "Weil Weil Weil", "Hirnlego". Weil" and "Hirnlego." Bonus points for the latter for actually having the vocals and instruments skip like a broken record (as opposed to the chanting in "Weil Weil Weil").



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Alles Weider Offen'' breaks the trend of LighterAndSofter taken by the band for its bleak and somber tone and lyrics, and ''Lament'' is also this trope since it was composed for an 100th anniversary Main/WorldWarI memorial in Belgium.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Alles Weider Offen'' wieder offen'' breaks the trend of LighterAndSofter taken by the band for its bleak and somber tone and lyrics, and ''Lament'' is also this trope since it was composed for an 100th anniversary Main/WorldWarI memorial in Belgium.



* VocalEvolution: Blixa Bargeld's vocals went from chiefly screaming in ''Kollaps'' to the quiet, low-toned singing in newer albums.

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* VocalEvolution: Blixa Bargeld's vocals went from chiefly screaming in ''Kollaps'' to the quiet, low-toned singing in newer albums.
5th Sep '15 7:07:53 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Their logo is an apparently meaningless old [[Main/NativeAmericanMythology Mesoamerican]] petroglyph Bargeld discovered in 1980 when he searched for mythological symbols.

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* ShoutOut: Their logo is an apparently meaningless old [[Main/NativeAmericanMythology [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Mesoamerican]] petroglyph Bargeld discovered in 1980 when he searched for mythological symbols.
20th Apr '15 2:28:40 PM madius
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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: They often use things like scrap metal, jet turbines, and other various things in their songs. (Also includes "nonstandard" playing, e.g. playing a guitar with a violin bow.)

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: They often use things The band is famous for using this trope almost exclusively. Gamelan-like installations, bull whips and sandals as a percussion section; jet turbines struck like scrap metal, jet turbines, and other various things xylophones; amplified springs providing bass guitar sounds. The band also uses traditional instruments in their songs. (Also includes "nonstandard" playing, e.g. non-standard ways, including playing a guitar guitars with a violin bow.)bows.
23rd Jan '15 7:05:35 AM RampinUp46
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** A literal translation of the band's name would be "Collapsing New-Buildings". [[note]]For non-German tropers: The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A ''Neubauten'' specifically refers to one of the cheaply-constructed "modern" buildings erected following 1945 in many German cities after the ''Altbauten'' (old-buildings) were destroyed after WWII. The ''Neubauten'' had a rather unfortunate reputation for being very structurally unsound, which gave the band some very unwanted attention within two months of their formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall (one of the most famous ''Neubauten'') collapsing, which killed one person and injured many others. Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July 2001 that called themselves "Destroy the WTC", and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.[[/note]]

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** A literal translation of the band's name would be "Collapsing New-Buildings". [[note]]For non-German tropers: tropers - since the pun doesn't carry well to English without an explanation: The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A ''Neubauten'' specifically refers to one of the cheaply-constructed "modern" buildings erected following 1945 in many multiple German cities after many of the ''Altbauten'' (old-buildings) were destroyed after during WWII. The ''Neubauten'' had a rather unfortunate reputation for being very structurally unsound, which gave the band some very unwanted attention within two months of their formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall (one of the most famous ''Neubauten'') collapsing, which killed one person and injured many others. Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July 2001 that called themselves "Destroy the WTC", and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.[[/note]]
23rd Jan '15 7:03:40 AM RampinUp46
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* IndecipherableLyrics: Intentionally in the song "Was ist, ist". The chorus or the audience fill some parts of this song by words made up on the spot (meaning "canon" lyrics simply don't exist there).
* MinimalisticCoverArt: The front cover of ''Kollaps'' consists of only the band's logo and name with a background color being a shade of brown. Many other Einstürzende Neubauten albums like ''Strategies Against Architecture '80'83'', ''Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala'' and ''Ende Neu'' have this as well, the latter using the band's name over a human's eye and skin color.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Intentionally in the song "Was ist, ist". The chorus or It has decipherable lyrics for the audience fill vast majority of the song, however, some parts are scrambled with static. When performed live, the band relies on a choir or their audience to fill those parts of this the song by with words made up on the spot (meaning - or in other words, "canon" lyrics simply don't exist there).
* MinimalisticCoverArt: The front cover of ''Kollaps'' consists of only the band's logo and name with a background color being a shade of brown. Many other Einstürzende Neubauten albums like ''Strategies Against Architecture '80'83'', ''Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala'' and ''Ende Neu'' have this as well, the latter using the band's name over a human's eye and skin color.
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* MeaningfulName: The cover to ''Halber Mensch'' ("Half Man") has half of the band's logo (a cave drawing of a human) scratched out.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: The front cover of ''Kollaps'' consists of only the band's logo and name with a background color being a shade of brown. Many other Einstürzende Neubauten albums like ''Strategies Against Architecture '80'83'', ''Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala'' and ''Ende Neu'' have this as well, the latter using the band's name over a human's eye and skin color.
** ''Halber Mensch'' is almost literally the exact same thing as the cover of ''Kollaps'', just with a different album name and half of their logo scratched out.



* PunnyName: A literal translation of the band's name would be "Collapsing New-Buildings". The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A ''Neubauten'', for the non-German tropers, is specifically one of the cheaply-constructed "modern" buildings erected following 1945 in many German cities, which had an unfortunate reputation of being extremely unsound compared to the ''Altbauten'' (old-buildings), which were mostly destroyed after WWII. Their name attracted unwanted attention within ''two months'' of the band's formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall (one of the most famous ''Neubauten'') collapsing, killing one person and injuring many others. Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July 2001 that called themselves "Planes Into Buildings", and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.

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A literal translation of the band's name would be "Collapsing New-Buildings". [[note]]For non-German tropers: The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A ''Neubauten'', for the non-German tropers, is ''Neubauten'' specifically refers to one of the cheaply-constructed "modern" buildings erected following 1945 in many German cities, which had an unfortunate reputation of being extremely unsound compared to cities after the ''Altbauten'' (old-buildings), which (old-buildings) were mostly destroyed after WWII. Their name attracted The ''Neubauten'' had a rather unfortunate reputation for being very structurally unsound, which gave the band some very unwanted attention within ''two months'' two months of the band's their formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall (one of the most famous ''Neubauten'') collapsing, killing which killed one person and injuring injured many others. Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July 2001 that called themselves "Planes Into Buildings", "Destroy the WTC", and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.[[/note]]
** ''Ende Neu'' ("Ending New") is a pun gathered from the band's name - Einstürz'''ende Neu'''bauten.
23rd Dec '14 1:03:21 AM 2101:OdysseyFour
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* BizarreInstrument: Pretty much the point of the band from when N.U. Unruh sold his drum set before making a new one out of bricks and metal.
23rd Dec '14 1:00:07 AM 2101:OdysseyFour
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.'' introduced a wider range of moods, melodies, and sounds than the generally intense abrasiveness of ''Kollaps'', a direction taken further into detail on ''Halber Mensch'', which was succeeded by the dark ambient of ''Fünf Auf der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala''. ''Haus der Lüge'' includes elements of electronic and rock music but is less diverse than ''Tabula Rasa'', that in turn is louder and more unconventional than ''Ende Neu''. ''Silence is Sexy'' disposes most of the noise aspects found in previous albums in favor of restraint, resulting in softer songs. ''Perpetuum Mobile'' continues the relaxed and mature nature of ''Silence is Sexy'' while reducing the SensoryAbuse heard in the band's previous works. ''Alles Weider Offen'' remained smooth despite being a slightly bleaker album. The World War I-centered concept album ''Lament'' is based off archived research and accompanied by odd instruments built out of objects related to the war and a string quartet.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.'' introduced a wider range of moods, melodies, and sounds than the generally intense abrasiveness of ''Kollaps'', a direction taken further into detail on ''Halber Mensch'', which was succeeded by the dark ambient of ''Fünf Auf der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala''. ''Haus der Lüge'' includes elements of electronic and rock music but is less diverse than ''Tabula Rasa'', that in turn is louder and more unconventional than ''Ende Neu''. ''Silence is Sexy'' disposes most of the noise aspects found in previous albums in favor of restraint, resulting in softer songs. ''Perpetuum Mobile'' continues the relaxed and mature nature of ''Silence is Sexy'' while reducing the SensoryAbuse heard in the band's previous works. ''Alles Weider Offen'' remained smooth despite being a slightly bleaker album. The World War I-centered concept album ''Lament'' is based off archived research and accompanied by odd instruments built out chiefly composed of objects related to the war and a string quartet.
23rd Dec '14 12:59:18 AM 2101:OdysseyFour
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.'' introduced a wider range of moods, melodies, and sounds than the generally intense abrasiveness of ''Kollaps'', a direction taken further into detail on ''Halber Mensch'', which was succeeded by the dark ambient of ''Fünf Auf der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala''. ''Haus der Lüge'' includes elements of electronic and rock music but is less diverse than ''Tabula Rasa'', that in turn is louder and more unconventional than ''Ende Neu''. ''Silence is Sexy'' disposes most of the noise aspects found in previous albums in favor of restraint, resulting in softer songs. ''Perpetuum Mobile'' continues the relaxed and mature nature of ''Silence is Sexy'' while reducing the SensoryAbuse heard in the band's previous works. ''Alles Weider Offen'' remained smooth despite being a slightly bleaker album. The World War I-centered concept album ''Lament'' is based off archived recordings and writings and accompanied by a string quartet.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.'' introduced a wider range of moods, melodies, and sounds than the generally intense abrasiveness of ''Kollaps'', a direction taken further into detail on ''Halber Mensch'', which was succeeded by the dark ambient of ''Fünf Auf der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala''. ''Haus der Lüge'' includes elements of electronic and rock music but is less diverse than ''Tabula Rasa'', that in turn is louder and more unconventional than ''Ende Neu''. ''Silence is Sexy'' disposes most of the noise aspects found in previous albums in favor of restraint, resulting in softer songs. ''Perpetuum Mobile'' continues the relaxed and mature nature of ''Silence is Sexy'' while reducing the SensoryAbuse heard in the band's previous works. ''Alles Weider Offen'' remained smooth despite being a slightly bleaker album. The World War I-centered concept album ''Lament'' is based off archived recordings and writings research and accompanied by odd instruments built out of objects related to the war and a string quartet.
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