Strategies Against Architecture, Volume 1 (Strategein Gegen Architekturen)
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It's formative music for them, basic & pure, before their creativity demanded that they add more.
Harsh,hypnotic, highly percussive, stark, brutal,primitive, repetitive, impossible to resist and undestand ( unless you speak German )experimental, ambient "noise" for the modern age. I listened to this tonight all the way through, and realised how varied it really is. The first few tracks are much more basic, the metallic clang you would expect, but no less because of it. Some of them are quite groovy ( although I almost hate to use that word, it makes you think of disco, and this certainly is not disco - although I'm not slagging dance music ). Drumming on the insides of traffic tunnels, found sounds, distorted vocals.... you get the idea. Then track 9 goes all bubble-gooey, with water and stuff in the background, with truly disturbing, scary chanting and screaming. Then the next song is more "band" sounding, the standard guitar-bass-drums-keyboards, but no less exhilerating. The whole thing is one giant sonic mess, a "stew" , if you will, and that's precisely why it rates five stars. It is at times the heaviest "heavy metal", the most trippy "psychedelic". A true classic.
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`back in 88 this stuff sounded so horrible, german kids nihilisticaly banging on dying machinery, but now in my 50s all I hear is their youthful exuberance. Read morePublished on December 17, 2004 by Richard A. Maas
Not for narrow-minded crap-peddling mainstream-obsessed type of people. Pity that two of those already reviewed this....Published on April 24, 2004
Strategies Against Architecture, Volume 1 is the first of many EN [ Einsturzende Neubauten ] CDs that I have purchased. Volume 1 captures the rawest sounds of EN. Read morePublished on December 7, 2001 by Ben Eyers
A truly innovative and original work. The group uses a collection of non-instrument instruments like "hollow metal object," "air conditioner duct" and... Read morePublished on March 19, 2001 by J. Duncan
This album is not for those who are just staring to get into EN. Unless you are really into german industrial noise this album is rather difficult to listen to straight through. Read morePublished on January 22, 2001
You have GOT to be kidding! This is as much removed from the definition of music as would be hanging out at the local steel plant - without ear protection. Read morePublished on July 9, 1999