Label: Mute Format: CD
Mute have reissued Einstürzende Neubauten‘s 1993 album Tabula Rasa along with the singles that were released at the time. These include the French, Japanese, and English versions of “Blume”. Anita Lane provides the vocals on the English version. Its a smart album full of lyrical games and riddles. Up there as a personal favourite, along with Haus Der Luge, Tabula Rasa is a turning point in the music Einstürzende Neubauten. At the time it seemed a radical departure from the aggressive industrial rock of the 80s. With hindsight it is clear that Neubauten were moving away from their earlier musique concrète towards the less arbitrary and more structured melodic music of later works such as the hushed Silence is Sexy.
One of the biggest ironies is the title itself, and they know it. Tabula Rasa –
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