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Palast der Republik
Palast der Republik
Actor: Einstuerzende Neubauten
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
G     2006     1hr 22min

The concert performance on this DVD was filmed at the Palast der Republik in Berlin, the former Parliament building and symbol of the no longer existing DDR (East Germany). The Palast der Republik has since been torn down...  more »


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Actor: Einstuerzende Neubauten
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Rock & Roll
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 11/03/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
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Exceptional document.
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."