Strategies Against Architecture '80–'83 album cover
Strategies Against Architecture '80–'83

Einstürzende Neubauten

1980 - 1983

When Mute released this 1984 compilation featuring selections from the earliest work by Einstürzende Neubauten, the goal was to help introduce the band to a UK audience and beyond to show that there was more going on than just trying to destroy stages and beat on machinery. Which it did — by drawing on a slew of songs from Kollaps, various singles and further live cuts, the band, assisted by J. G. Thirlwell, presented the dramatic intensity and remarkable charisma of their approach very well, at once fragmented, avant-garde and astonishingly memorable.

Ned Raggett

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