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Alexander Von Borsig

Posted in alexander von borsig, Einstürzende Neubauten, experimental, industrial, NDW, p1/e on October 17, 2007 by Frankie Teardrop

Though I’ve posted material featuring today’s artist’s contributions, I’ve yet to post his own material, so without any further adieu, today’s post features German jack-of-all-trades, Alexander Von Borsig.

Known best for his contributions to Einstürzende Neubauten, P1/E, Crime + the City Solution, and most recently the Tiger Lillies, Alexander Von Borsig (currently active as Alexander Hacke) began making music at the tender age of 13. Under several monikers, he released homemade cassette tape and single recordings of his own material, as well as work with Christiane F. in Sentimentale Jugend. Soon after these tapes were released, he would join as guitarist of experimental act Einstürzende Neubauten (at age 15), and he remains with the band to this day, switching to bass guitar most recently.

I’ve uploaded three tracks for you folks today, the first a single A-side for the song ‘Hiroshima,’ and the second, the entire ‘Japanisch’ single. Enjoy!

download Alexander Von Borsig- ‘Hiroshima’
download Alexander Von Borsig- ‘Japanisch’
download Alexander Von Borsig- ‘Truncheon Rei’

Though there are several clips of Alexander Hacke performing with his other outfits, I can’t seem to find anything on his earlier material for web viewing- though Einstürzende Neubauten’s Liebeslieder dvd features a live piano performance of ‘Hiroshima,’ and is available on netflix for any curious parties.

For more on Alexander Von Borsig/Hacke, visit this cleverly designed site:
Hacke dot org

Einstürzende Neubauten- Thirsty Animal 12”

Posted in alexander von borsig, american, collaboration, Einstürzende Neubauten, german, industrial, no-wave on August 22, 2007 by Frankie Teardrop

Today’s writeup will feature a two track single, an exciting and stellar collaboration by two great experimental artists, both of which need no introduction to most.

Einstürzende Neubauten (translation: collapsing new buildings) formed in 1980 in West Berlin, the brainchild of several local avant-garde musicians. Since then, the band has deconstructed the face of popular music, remaining an active, prolific, and powerful force in industrial and experimental music.

Lydia Lunch is an American musician and poet. She was the former frontwoman of influential NYC no-wave act Teenage Jesus & the Jerks until the band disbanded in 1979. She then persued a solo career, offering up several classic records and collaborations, and has since explored film, poetry, and other creative disciplines.

In 1982, as the two were gaining steam and exploring the boundaries of music with their own respective acts, Einstürzende Neubauten would record but two tracks with Lydia Lunch, also featuring contributions from Birthday Party/Crime & the City Solution guitarist Rowland S. Howard. What resulted is a true masterpiece of experimental work, a frightening two track 12” single entitled Thirsty Animal. Combining the subtleties and talents of both units, these two pieces are among the most powerful and harrowing tracks that either would record.

…and here they are, for your listening ‘pleasure:’

Einstürzende Neubauten Neubauten- Thirsty Animal 12”
1. Thirsty Animal
2. Durstiges Tier

*download it here*

and for more information on each band’s respective discography, some links for you folks:

Einstürzende Neubauten
Lydia Lunch