EinstÜrtzende Neubauten – News brief
Came across this little nice news update about our Neubauten friends…
After nigh on 30 years, the entity, nay the beast, known as Einstürzende Neubauten has evolved into an independent being without need for any conscious effort from the five multi-talented genial dilettantes that make up its core.
Release finds bassist and musical jack-of-all-trades Alexander Hacke in a fine mood, speaking about love and magic, and a band at its ultimate productive peak.
Joining the cult
In the name of objective journalism, let’s state the facts openly before we move on. It took me a while to sign up for Einstürzende Neubauten’s supporter project. The breaking point was in 2004, when I learned that the supporters of the second phase of this subscription service were invited to a special concert in the Palast der Republik, the bronze mirrored former East German Parliament building slated for demolition. I never got over that, and for the next phase, I jumped on the chance.
– That concert was a lot of fun, Alexander Hacke remembers. I’m sad to report that the Palast is almost gone now, there is just a steel skeleton left of it and they’re wasting millions and millions of euros to break it down.