Tabula Rasa (Einstürzende Neubauten album)

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Tabula Rasa
ENTabula front.jpg
Studio album by
LabelMute Records
ProducerEinstürzende Neubauten, Jon Caffery
Einstürzende Neubauten chronology
Haus der Lüge
Tabula Rasa
Ende Neu

Tabula Rasa is the sixth full-length studio album from the German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten and was released in 1993.

Anita Lane joins Blixa Bargeld on vocals for the song "Blume."


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Trouser Press described the album as "a gripping blend of stately seduction and brutality that sounds like the masterpiece Einstürzende Neubauten was born to make."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written & Arranged By Blixa Bargeld, Mark Chung, F. M. Einheit, Alexander Hacke & N. U. Unruh. (Copyright Freibank Music)
  1. "Die Interimsliebenden" - 7:41
  2. "Zebulon" - 3:43
  3. "Blume" - 4:33
  4. "12305(te Nacht)" - 4:13
  5. "Sie" - 6:08
  6. "Wüste" - 4:07
  7. "Headcleaner" - 9:55
    I. "Zentrifuge" / "Stabs" / "Rotlichtachse" / "Propaganda" / "Aufmarsch"
    II. "Einhorn"
    III. "Marschlied"
  8. "Headcleaner" - 5:12
    "Das Gleissen / Schlacht"
    IV. "Lyrischer Rückzug"

Although the songs have no musical similarity, "Headcleaner" contains a lyrical reference to the Beatles song "All You Need Is Love":

Where "All You Need Is Love" goes:

There's nothing you can do that can't be done

Nothing you can sing that can't be sung Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game

It's easy

In "Headcleaner" the line goes:

Cause nothing has been done that can't be done

Nothing has been sang that can't be sung And nothing has been said, so forget how to play the game

It's easy

The line 'All you need is love' is also replaced with 'All you need is headcleaner'.


Einstürzende Neubauten


  • Produced By E. N. & Jon Caffery
  • Recorded & Engineered By Jon Caffery & Boris Wilsdorf
  • Mixed By Jon Caffery


  1. ^ "Tabula Rasa - Einstürzende Neubauten". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Sheridan, David; Fasolino, Greg; Robbins, Ira. " :: Einstürzende Neubauten". Retrieved June 14, 2016.