Album Info

RELEASE
September 09, 1994
LABEL
Invisible
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Album Review

F.M. Einheit, the machinist for Germany's Einsturzende Neubauten, is a regular collaborator with Andreas Ammer, who adapted the text for this radio-drama-meets-medieval-poetry version of Dante's "Inferno." Featuring the vocal talents of Phil Minton, Blixa Bargeld, and radio DJ John Peel, this makes for a surprisingly good adaptation. Blixa's shrieks and whistles harmonize nicely with the amazing vocal range Minton possesses; their path is described by Peel's archetypal radio DJ voice. A good portion of Neubaten shows up to provide instrumentation for the fray, an odd sound sculpture drawing elements from both media-manipulation sound sculpting and old-fashioned experimental rock. The tone varies wildly at times, jumping from a grinding industrial beat to an operatic soprano and back, but musical themes are woven throughout, giving the piece a continuity it needs. The adaptation by Ammer is excellent, straying from the text where appropriate but maintaining the tone of the whole quite well. One of the better examples of what experimental music can produce in an accessible vein.
Joshua Landau, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Canto Ihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-i/id260533949?i=260533985&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Canto IIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-ii/id260533949?i=260534190&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Canto IIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-iii/id260533949?i=260534304&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Canto IVhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-iv/id260533949?i=260534461&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Canto Vhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-v/id260533949?i=260534697&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Canto VIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-vi/id260533949?i=260534845&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Canto VIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-vii/id260533949?i=260534990&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Canto VIIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-viii/id260533949?i=260535183&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Canto IXhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-ix/id260533949?i=260535245&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Canto Xhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-x/id260533949?i=260535469&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Canto XIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xi/id260533949?i=260535659&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Canto XIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xii/id260533949?i=260536030&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Canto XIIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xiii/id260533949?i=260536157&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Canto XIVhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xiv/id260533949?i=260536415&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Canto XVhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xv/id260533949?i=260536690&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Canto XVIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xvi/id260533949?i=260536799&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Canto XVIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xvii/id260533949?i=260537037&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Canto XVIIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xviii/id260533949?i=260537343&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Canto XIXhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xix/id260533949?i=260537543&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Canto XXhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xx/id260533949?i=260537734&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Canto XXIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxi/id260533949?i=260537873&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Canto XXIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxii/id260533949?i=260538150&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Canto XXIIIhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxiii/id260533949?i=260538487&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Canto Xxivhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxiv/id260533949?i=260538607&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Canto XXVhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxv/id260533949?i=260538993&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Canto Xxvihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxvi/id260533949?i=260539230&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Canto Xxviihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxvii/id260533949?i=260539429&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Canto Xxviiihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxviii/id260533949?i=260539535&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Canto Xxixhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxix/id260533949?i=260539725&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Canto XXXhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxx/id260533949?i=260539926&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Canto Xxxihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxxi/id260533949?i=260539983&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Canto Xxxiihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxxii/id260533949?i=260540146&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Canto Xxxiiihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxxiii/id260533949?i=260540182&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Canto Xxxivhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/canto-xxxiv/id260533949?i=260540264&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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