Review: Einstuerzende Neubauten

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Einstuerzende Neubauten
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Street: 03.13

Nowadays, in order to be an industrial act all you have to do is have a drilling beat and a few steam whistles. In this DVD, Neubauten revitalizes the term “industry” in industrial music. Not so much a band as a performance group, Neubauten continues to be in fine form with its cacophonic, chaotic and altogether hazard area brought forth in this 2004 concert DVD. The camera work admirably captures all facets of the performance going from one end of the stage to the next and combining the disparate elements (each player in their own right being an artist and not just an auxiliary band member) that make such a powerhouse performance. The songs from the DVD cover their most recent stuff and pleasure will be taken from the fabrication of their own instruments to produce a wide spectrum of interesting noise and sounds. Highly recommended for fans of noise, machinery and the roots of industrial music. DVD includes commentary, unreleased songs, encore performance and more. -Erik Lopez