Total Eclipse of the Sun

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Total Eclipse Of The Sun
EN Total Eclipse Of The Sun EP.jpg
EP by Einstürzende Neubauten
Released 1999
Genre Experimental Music
Length 19:08
Label Mute (UK), Our Choice (DE)

Total Eclipse Of The Sun is a 1999 EP released by the German experimental/industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. It was their first release recorded with their new line-up featuring Jochen Arbeit and Rudi Moser (formerly of Die Haut) and without FM Einheit (who had left during the sessions for their 1996 album Ende Neu); this has continued to be their line-up since.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Total Eclipse of the Sun - 3:52
  2. Sonnenbarke (single version) - 8:14
  3. Helium - 3:10
  4. Total Eclipse of the Sun (alternate vocal version) - 3:52


The first track, "Total Eclipse of the Sun", replaces "Anrufe in Abwesenheit" in International (Non-German) copies of their 2000 album Silence Is Sexy.

The third track, "Helium is gravity", later appeared in their Strategies Against Architecture III collection.

Written and composed by Jochen Arbeit; Blixa Bargeld; Alexander Hacke; Rudi Moser; N.U. Unruh
Recorded at Conny's Studio, Köln-Wolperath April 1998 and at Schwedenstrasse studio, Berlin in 1999 by Boris Wilsdorf
Mixed at Hansa studios, Berlin by Boris Wilsdorf in 1999

External links[edit]

Official site: "Total Eclipse of the Sun" on