Grundstück is the missing link between Perpetuum Mobile released in 2004 and Alles wieder offen, which came out three years later. It’s an interim work consciously conserved in its unfinished condition, where an ongoing development process between two albums was recorded on a separate medium. The “Making of” was raised to an independent art form here on one record that perfectly reflects the essence of Einstürzende Neubauten – it’s unfiltered, improvised expression. This is creative freedom in its most subversive form, far outside the usual listening parameters and conventions. And according to Blixa Bargeld, it’s “the manifestation of possibility.” Grundstück represents what the album title asserts: One’s own lot. A selfbuilt, stylistic and primarily ideological microcosm within pop culture, in which Einstürzende Neubauten can pursue its sound research processes completely self-sufficiently and undisturbed. It’s a form of artistic independence that is not subjected to a patronizing record company or other commercial survival strategies.
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