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 June 22, 1987
Recorded 1985–1987
Genre
Length 41:41
Label Some Bizzare
Producer Gareth Jones & Einstürzende Neubauten
Einstürzende Neubauten chronology
Halber Mensch
(1985)Halber Mensch1985
Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala
(1987)
Haus der Lüge
(1989)Haus der Lüge1989

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.

Content[edit]

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]

Reception[edit]

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.

Personnel[edit]

Einstürzende Neubauten

References[edit]