Einsturzende Neubauten The Jewels on LP
Originally released between 2006-2007 digitally track-by-track at a time, and only available to web site subscribers of the "Phase III Supporter Project," Einstürzende Neubauten's The Jewels was assembled piece-by-piece and was contextually drawn from singer Blixa Bargeld's dreams. Eventually officially released on Potomak in 2008, The Jewels is now available on vinyl. The Jewels album is the result of an experiment to search for a navigation system, which led the band back into hidden niches of the Einstürzende Neubauten universe that have not been especially brightly illuminated before now; into those corners, which have remained in the dark or have been forgotten despite two decades of restless movement.
This visualization of their musical cosmos began at the same time as work on Alles Wieder Offen. Initially, these miniatures were conceived only as download presents for the supporters of "Phase 3" of www.neubauten.org. Consequently, the time that could be spent on jewel-cutting was limited; two days had to suffice to go from the first inspiration to a finished song.
The result is a concept album with miniatures - small jewels, 2-3 minutes in length, about which Neubauten say: "At first we considered this process a gigantic digression, but after a while we noticed that the excursions that led us away from the normal album work were justified by the results, because they allowed us to deliver some of our most ego-free compositions up to now." Deluxe gatefold packaging, including a 20-page booklet with full-color photos, a text by Blixa Bargeld and lyrics in German and English.