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Perpetuum Mobile (album)

Perpetuum Mobile is a studio album by the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. It was released in 2004 on Mute Records. The album is an offshoot of the band's first fans-only recording experiment, and was released in part to facilitate a world tour.

Perpetuum Mobile
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 10, 2004
RecordedAugust 2002 - June 2003
GenreExperimental, industrial
Length66:56
LabelMute
ProducerEinstürzende Neubauten
Einstürzende Neubauten chronology
Silence Is Sexy
(2000)
Perpetuum Mobile
(2004)
Alles wieder offen
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10)[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. “Ich gehe jetzt” – 3:31 [English: "I am going now"]
  2. “Perpetuum Mobile” – 13:41
  3. “Ein leichtes leises Säuseln” – 4:31
  4. “Selbstportrait mit Kater” – 6:12
  5. “Boreas” – 3:59
  6. “Ein seltener Vogel” – 9:14
  7. “Ozean und Brandung” – 3:44
  8. “Paradiesseits” – 4:07
  9. “Youme & Meyou” – 4:39
  10. “Der Weg ins Freie” – 4:04
  11. “Dead Friends (Around the Corner)” – 5:14
  12. “Grundstück” – 3:41

ThemesEdit

Perpetuum Mobile contains overarching references to its namesake perpetuum mobile (the musical term) and to perpetual motion (the physical concept). Other ideas include Boreas, Ararat (of note both for the Einstürzende Neubauten song "Armenia" and Mount Ararat), travel and airplanes, and rare birds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ende Neu - Einstürzende Neubauten". Allmusic.
  2. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/2698-perpetuum-mobile
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis. "The Guardian Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 November 2013.