Dok (cyberinsekt) wrote,

Einstürzende Neubauten - Youme & Meyou

It feels heretical to post anything by Einstürzende Neubauten that isn't from their sheetmetal and broken concrete industrial phase. But as much as they changed over the years, they never stopped being a great band. Youme & Meyou comes from their 2004 album Perpetuum Mobile, and by this point the only bits of building yard supplies they were banging on were PVC pipes cut to length to form a kind of giant vibraphone. The sound is hushed, deadened and curiously static, all of which suits the song perfectly. It's music with a curious nostalgia, regret for the conformity of the present: "the future isn't bright, at least it's colourful". Maybe at this point the band would have preferred a return to the destructive passion of their youth, but in their travels through the mundane they have returned with something of genuine emotional power. You won't believe Einstürzende Neubauten can make you cry until you hear this.

Einstürzende Neubauten - Youme & Meyou

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