Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala

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Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala
Richterskala album.jpg
Studio album by Einstürzende Neubauten
Released 1987
Recorded 1985–1987
Genre
Length 41:41
Label Some Bizzare
Producer Gareth Jones & Einstürzende Neubauten
Einstürzende Neubauten chronology
Halber Mensch
(1985)
Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala
(1987)
Haus der Lüge (1989)

Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala (English: Five on the open-ended Richter Scale) is the fourth full-length studio album from the German experimental rock band Einstürzende Neubauten and was released in 1987.

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AllMusic described the album as "the group's most subdued and measured work to that point, organic dark ambient that rarely utilized the chaos and cacaphony [sic] for which they had become known".[1]

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Trouser Press, in an ambiguous review, described the album as "shockingly low-key".[2] AllMusic described the album as "Einstürzende Neubauten at their unsettling, gripping, and tension-ridden best".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Zerstörte Zelle" (Destroyed cell) - 8:02
  2. "Morning Dew" - 4:56
  3. "Ich bin's" (It's me) - 3:24
  4. "MoDiMiDoFrSaSo" (MonTueWedThuFriSatSun) - 4:51
  5. "12 Städte" (12 Cities) - 8:38
  6. "Keine Schönheit (ohne Gefahr)" (No beauty without danger) - 5:10
  7. "Kein Bestandteil sein" (Not being part of it) - 6:43
  8. "Adler kommt später" (Eagle comes later) - 5:42*

Track 8 is a bonus track only available on remastered re-release on Potomak/Indigo and is an early version of Zerstörte Zelle.

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