This article needs additional citations for verification. (March 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Birth name||Frank Martin Strauß|
|Also known as||Mufti|
|Born||18 December 1958|
|Origin||Dortmund, West Germany|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, Musician, Percussionist and actor|
|Associated acts||Einstürzende Neubauten|
While primarily known for his percussion work with the influential group Einstürzende Neubauten, he has also collaborated with KMFDM, Goethes Erben and recorded several albums in collaboration with other musicians (such as Diamanda Galás, Mona Mur, Andreas Ammer, Ulrike Haage) and solo. Einheit was also involved in the projects Stein and Gry.
In the early 1980s he joined Einstürzende Neubauten as a percussionist and became a long-time band member. Most of the percussions which FM Einheit played on were custom-made metal instruments or such tools as a hammer drill. FM Einheit was instrumental to the development of the sound of the group.
Live performances of Einstürzende Neubauten with FM Einheit included much metal banging, destruction on the stage and even fire. These shows became legendary and influenced the band image.
One of his major projects after Einstürzende Neubauten was the band Gry with a female singer Gry Bagøien from Denmark. They released two albums: The Touch Of E! (1998) and Public Recording (2000, featuring Pan Sonic and Neubauten's Alexander Hacke).
- 1990 Stein
- 1992 Steinzeit (Stein: FM Eineit/Ulrike Haage)
- 1993 Prometheus/Lear
- 1993 Radio Inferno (FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer)
- 1994 Königzucker (Stein)
- 1994 Merry Christmas (FM Einheit/Caspar Brötzmann)
- 1995 Apocalypse Live (FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer/Ulrike Haage)
- 1996 Deutsche Krieger (FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer)
- 1996 Sensation Death ([sen'seiʃn deθ])
- 1998 Odysseus 7 (FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer/Ulrike Haage)
- 1998 Goto (Ulrike Haage/Phil Minton/FM Einheit)
- 2000 Frost 79° 40' (FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer/Gry/Pan Sonic, live)
- 2001 Brecht Baal
- 2002 Crashing Aeroplanes (FM Einheit/Andreas Ammer)
- 2006 Echohce (FM Einheit/Jamie Lidell/David Link/Saskia v. Klitzing/Volker Kamp)
- 2008 The Sallie House (Michael Esposito/FM Einheit)
- 2009 No Apologies (FM Einheit/Hans Joachim Irmler)
- 2010 Evol/Ve (FM Einheit/Massimo Pupillo)
- 2011 Spielwiese 3 (Hans Joachim Irmler/FM Einheit/Ute Marie Paul/Katie Young)
- 2013 Terre Haute (Mona Mur/FM Einheit/En Esch)
- 2015 Bestandteil (Hans Joachim Irmler/FM Einheit)
- 2017 Rosebud (Eraldo Bernocchi/FM Einheit/Jo Quail)
- For discography of FM Einheit with Einstürzende Neubauten, see: Einstürzende Neubauten's discography (all releases 1982–1995).
- For discography of FM Einheit with Gry, see: Gry's discography (all releases).
- 1984 Decoder, directed by Jürgen Muschalek
- 1997 Der Platz, directed by Uli M Schueppel
- 1997 Im Platz, directed by Uli M Schueppel
- 2008 Der Tag, directed by Uli M Schueppel
- 2009 Die Narbe, Westberlin (West), directed by Burkhard von Harder
- Interview: F.M. Einheit –3/2/98
- Detailed information about a live concert of FM Einheit with Alexander Hacke in Frankfurt / Germany, 2010 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-10-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) and on YouTube
- Information about Alexander Hacke's EP "Doomed", in which a concert of Hacke with FM Einheit in 2009 in Berlin is mentioned