einsturzende neubauten Ende Neu (CD, £13.75)label: Potomak
Reissue of the band's seventh album from 1996, "Ende Neu" (Ending New) is one of the most important turning points in their history, not only because of the important musical developments but also the resultant changes in band members. Although the four composers leafed through their archives of the industrialization of modern music for this album, Einstürzende Neubauten's compositions were never before as harmonious and lyrical as on "Ende Neu". 'Stella Maris', a ballad performed as a duet by Blixa Bargeld and Meret Becker accompanied by opulent string instruments, is probably the best known song that resulted from this re-orientation. Probably the most sensational evolution of Einstürzende Neubauten since their debut "Kollaps" in 1980, "Ende Neu" is now reissued on the band's label with reworked artwork and enhanced by bonus material.
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