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Kalte Sterne - The Early Recordings ~ Einsturzende Neubauten
Kalte Sterne - The Early Recordings ~ Einsturzende Neubauten
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
There's a warning on the back about the sound quality, i don't understand why; yeh, its a bit rough(ish)in certain places but it still beats most other recordings of this sort from that era. Maybe their comparing it to their recent albums where the sound quality is amongst the best available on the whole market, anyway, don't let it put you off is what i'm trying to say; cos this is inspired stuff!
I was actually a little shocked when i put it on, expected it to be less musical, like OT Patient for example. What we have here, however is avant/industrial/post-punk that involves the listener tremendously, this isn't background music - you can't ignore this.
The beats recall Faust's… Read more
Temporary Temple/Atonal ~ Psychic TV
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The death march!, 22 May 2004
The first song (?) is a 40 + min industrial sceance recorded in an old synagogue(totally illegal of course!). Throbbing, grinding and trance inducing; it'll leave you knackered! Grating instrumentation that is always on the verge of being unlistenable but somehow manages to be utterly compelling. Think of a world somewhere between Throbbing Gristle and the Faust/Tony Conrad album and you're getting warmer.
The second track is actually 2 tracks recorded at a show in Berlin. The first is punky industrial with an almost disco-y beat and scrapey violins (lots of). Genesis P Orridge's vocals are as good as they are on any TG track!. The 2nd is a total industrial disturb fest. Heavy beats… Read more
Nekropolis 2 ~ Peter Frohmader
Nekropolis 2 ~ Peter Frohmader
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Before we start - this is a VERY complex piece of music; it took me repeated listens to get it, but now that I've got it I can truthfully say that it is a must for anyone who appreciates the virtues of the darkest of sounds.
Nekropolis 2 comes at you like an apocolyptic riot of slashing, earth shattering noise. Like a demented cross-breed of technologically enhanced Krautrock (Amon Duul 2, Kluster and early T.D.) and early industrial ( Throbbing Gristle, S.P.K.), this is music for those of us who enjoy the night and the unanswered questions of this world. Stick with it, surrender to it's complexities, you'll be rewarded! The soundtrack that plays on the journey to hell!