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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-i%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260533985%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Canto IIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-ii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260534190%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Canto IIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-iii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260534304%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Canto IVhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-iv%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260534461%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Canto Vhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-v%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260534697%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Canto VIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-vi%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260534845%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Canto VIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-vii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260534990%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Canto VIIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-viii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260535183%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Canto IXhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-ix%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260535245%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Canto Xhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-x%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260535469%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Canto XIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xi%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260535659%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Canto XIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260536030%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Canto XIIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xiii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260536157%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Canto XIVhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xiv%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260536415%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Canto XVhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xv%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260536690%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Canto XVIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xvi%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260536799%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Canto XVIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xvii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260537037%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Canto XVIIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xviii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260537343%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Canto XIXhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xix%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260537543%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Canto XXhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xx%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260537734%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Canto XXIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxi%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260537873%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Canto XXIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260538150%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. Canto XXIIIhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxiii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260538487%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. Canto Xxivhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxiv%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260538607%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. Canto XXVhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxv%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260538993%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  26. Canto Xxvihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxvi%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260539230%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  27. Canto Xxviihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxvii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260539429%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  28. Canto Xxviiihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxviii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260539535%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  29. Canto Xxixhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxix%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260539725%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  30. Canto XXXhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxx%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260539926%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  31. Canto Xxxihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxxi%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260539983%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  32. Canto Xxxiihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxxii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260540146%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  33. Canto Xxxiiihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxxiii%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260540182%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  34. Canto Xxxivhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcanto-xxxiv%252Fid260533949%253Fi%253D260540264%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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