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Tabula Rasa

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Tabula Rasa

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Mute

We gave it an A-

This German band’s name means ”collapsing new buildings,” and for the past 12 years Einsturzende Neubauten has ripped pop apart by using stuff like a shopping cart, cable cords, and burning oil to create beat, texture, and — dare I say — melody. Now, with Tabula Rasa, they’re starting to rebuild, with haunting songs about relationships (the grindingly rhythmic ”Die Interimsliebenden (Interim Lovers)”), women (the ethereal ”Blume”), and Germany’s neo-Nazi movement (the bone-chilling ”Headcleaner”). A-

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