Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Palast der Republik|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This performance was filmed on November 4, 2004 at the Palast der Republik in Berlin, the former Parliament building and symbol of the no longer extant DDR (East Germany). The Neubauten found the steel skeleton of the rui... more »
toddsend | Evansville, IN | 05/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 2004, pioneering German percussive avante group Einsturzende Neubauten performed an inspired set within (and indeed ON) the now-defunct Parliament building in former East Germany. From the orchestral ambience of 'Armenia' to the dynamic din of the soulfully powerful 'Perpetuum Mobile', from the sedate, tuneful 'Youme & Meyou' to the 100-member choir-driven 'Was Ist Ist', Neubauten craft another memorable chapter in their rich 25+ year legacy. Predating the gimmicky novelty acts Stomp and Blue Man Group by well over a decade, Neubauten's use of junk percussion & found instruments was a revelation, and their earlier abrasive sounds (admittedly repellent to many) has given way to a lovely and elegant (though still edgy) sense of melody and harmony. The group's use of space and silence in their compositions opens up new areas of sound-play amidst the cacophony. Frontman Blixa Bargeld has learned a few tricks from his side-stint in Nick Cave's Bad Seeds and leads the group with a very human soul, a sliver of real emotion in a world of automatonic gadgetry and clinical coldness. This DVD captures the group in a potent 5.1 surround mix and multiple cameras for a truly captivating experience. Full recommendation for those who have an ear towards the unusual."