Perpetuum Mobile (album)

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Perpetuum Mobile
Perpetuum mobile cover.jpg
Studio album by Einstürzende Neubauten
Released February 10, 2004
Recorded August 2002 - June 2003
Genre Experimental, industrial
Length 66:56
Label Mute
Producer Einstürzende Neubauten
Einstürzende Neubauten chronology
Silence Is Sexy
(2000)Silence Is Sexy2000
Perpetuum Mobile
(2004)
Alles wieder offen
(2007)Alles wieder offen2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]

Perpetuum Mobile is a studio album by the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. It was released in 2004 on Mute Records. The album is an offshoot of the band's first fans-only recording experiment, and was released in part to facilitate a world tour.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Ich gehe jetzt” – 3:31 [English: "I am going now"]
  2. “Perpetuum Mobile” – 13:41
  3. “Ein leichtes leises Säuseln” – 4:31
  4. “Selbstportrait mit Kater” – 6:12
  5. “Boreas” – 3:59
  6. “Ein seltener Vogel” – 9:14
  7. “Ozean und Brandung” – 3:44
  8. “Paradiesseits” – 4:07
  9. “Youme & Meyou” – 4:39
  10. “Der Weg ins Freie” – 4:04
  11. “Dead Friends (Around the Corner)” – 5:14
  12. “Grundstück” – 3:41

Themes[edit]

Perpetuum Mobile contains overarching references to its namesake perpetuum mobile (the musical term) and to perpetual motion (the physical concept). Other ideas include Boreas, Ararat (of note both for the Einstürzende Neubauten song "Armenia" and Mount Ararat), travel and airplanes, and rare birds.

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