Unique German soundscapes captivate audiences

It has been 40 years since Einstürzende Neubauten debuted in West Berlin on the cutting edge of experimental music. Spearheaded by vocalist Blixa Bargeld and armed with DIY instruments built out of power tools and scrap metal, the group became pioneers of industrial music.  Their name, which translates to “collapsing new buildings,” is a very apt definition of their sound. In contrast to the new wave artists of the period, Neubauten took the rapidly advancing music technology of the time and used it to create sparse, chaotic soundscapes populated only by Bargeld’s manic vocals and abrasive percussion.  While the group’s … Continue reading Unique German soundscapes captivate audiences