Saturday, December 22, 2007

Einleitungszeit - Die Menschzerstörung [cassette rip - 1995]

Just got this in the mail off ebay, from what i'm pretty sure was the personal collection of John Balistreri of Slogun. Einleitungszeit are the embodiment of everything i look for in industrial music. A combination of Leichenschrei era SPK mixed with a healthy dose of Befehlsnotstand era Nocturnal Emissions and a complete understanding of nightmarish analog epicness ala Dissecting Table and Vivenza. This early cassette is one of their more "industrial" releases, much of their later work sees the distortion turned way up and the entire atmosphere comes off allot more noisy.

:EDIT: Just Found this review in an old issue of Audio Drudge!

EINLEITUNGSZEIT - die Menschzerstörung
If you're a fan of power electronics this
unnerving cassette will have you pinching
yourself. No, you're not asleep and this is not a
dream, this is pure fucking ecstasy and its in
your tape deck! I don't know What happened in
a small town in Slovakia to spawn its creation,
but whatever it was we could use some of it on
this side of the Atlantic! Take the tortured
mechanical elements of MZ.412, the
sado-digitalized terror of vintage Sigillum S,
and the gritty violent aggression of Genocide
Organ, and combine it with a huge portion of
maniacal originality and you'll begin to get an
idea of Einleitungszeit. But, even with that in
mind, its almost impossible to prepare for the
chaotic brutality of this release... especially at
high volumes! As the machines collide,
annihilate, and pulverize, metallic percussion
drives nails into your spine with the grace of a
sledgehammer. Even as you lay paralyzed and
helpless, treated vocals scream an endless
stream of commands. Tons of shifting layers
and areas explored here and you'll never once
get bored ...just play it loud and prepare for
total sensory overload! Sheesh, I don't think
I've ever used that many exclamation points in
one review before. Crewzine. -JM.
(JM is Jason Mantis of Malignant Records)

I originally discovered this band thanks to the post over at Sean posted 4 great albums and thanks to him i have a new favorite band.

A side
B side
HQ scans of the cassette sleeve and insert included.


Lärm In Werkhallen (6:38)
Aus Dem Vokoder (8:19)
Übermensch (6:06)
Nichts (7:43)
Feiern Den Tod (5:33)
Zerstöre Das! (7:05)
Arbeit Macht Frei (5:42)
Mutation (6:18)
Metalidee (2:07)
Transformation (5:19)
Di-gi-t (7:00)


Anonymous said...


Purest radness to have! I JUST ORDERED THE B-R-A-N-D N-E-W CD FROM THEM!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great post... where you been?

icepick method said...

Hey Brad. Never intended to be a daily poster, i don't have the drive. Mostly Trying to post relevant stuff that is also rare enough to not piss off the artists, I'm seeing more and more deleted blogs lately. and everything i post is from my collection. I'd have a post for every day of the year if i started putting up stuff from my mp3 collection. Ripping, scanning, compressing, straightening, rar'ing, uploading, and researching are timeconsuming. I'm not exactly a wordsmith as you can tell from my posting, Actually thinking up what to say besides "i leik dis stuff" and throwing up a tracklist is like pulling teeth.

Next up will probably be a bunch of 7"s i've been digitizing. I've also just received an old zine with an extensive zewizz interview you'd love. At present my scanner has a condensation problem, Every time it heats up the glass inside fogs up. I need to open it up and clean the glass, and possibly line it with silica packets.

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Conjunction Vitus said...

I recently found out about this band and absolutely love it. It reminds me - sort of - of old SPK, Controlled Bleeding, Nocturnal Emisssions, even some TG, Throbbing Gristle. Merzbow is rockin too in the "noise" are. Maybe you have, maybe not. Here's all SPK, Controlled Bleeding, Throbbing Gristle, Nocturnal Emissions and Merzbow I've found lately. I am pretty sure all links are still valid
SPK - Live in Chicago - No More - Meat Processing Section - See Saw - Garibaldi's 29 April 1979 - From Science to Ritual - Live at the Crypt - Human Post Mortem - So 36 Club - Machine Age Voodoo/ Metal Dance/ Junk Funk/ Angst Pop pt1 - Machine Age Voodoo/ Metal Dance/ Junk Funk/ Angst Pop pt2 - Live Neroberg Wiesbaden - Live at Al's Bar, L.A. - Danceteria, NY - Brikkwerz Performance, Australia - Last Attempt at Paradise side1 - Last Attempt at Paradise side2 - Live At Pandora's Music Box - Wars of Islam - Dekompositiones - In Flagrante Delicto - Theaterfabrik Manege pt1 - Theaterfabrik Manege pt2 - Oceana Live pt1 - Oceana Live pt2 - Gold & Poison - Gold & Poison - Off the Deep End - Compilation Tracks pt1 - Compilation Tracks pt2 - Exhumation: Greatest Hits - Peel Sessions - Auto-Da-Fe - Leichenschrei

CONTROLLED BLEEDING - Body Samples - The Drowning - Headcrack - Knees and Bones - Death in the Cameroon - Maybe Mental - Halved LP + Cloama -

Neuroscan Organization - Pets For Meat / Doc Wör Mirran - The Gylsboda Snake - Shanked And Slithering pt1 - Shanked And Slithering pt2 - Controlled Bleeding pt1 - Controlled Bleeding pt2 - Shitslipper pt1 - Shitslipper pt2 - Sense May Come - Sense May Come - Music From The Scourging Ground - Gilded Shadows pw: sickness-abounds - Hog Floor (a fractured view) pw: sickness-abounds - Curd [1991 version] pw: sickness-abounds - Penetration pw: sickness-abounds - The Poisoner pw: sickness-abounds - Golgotha pw: sickness-abounds - Trailer Fuck - Knees and Bones

THROBBING GRISTLE - Various Nice Tracks - Mission is Terminated - Best of Vol 1 pt 1 - Best of Vol 1 pt 2 - Best of Vol 2 - Nothing Short of Total War A - Nothing Short of Total War B - Genesis P. Orridge & Stan Bingo What's History - Beyond Jazz Funk pass= dorfdiscobraunsfeld - TG Now - Thee Psychick

Sacrifice - Dimensia in Excelsis pt1 - Dimensia in Excelsis pt2 - A Souvenir of Chamber Sands live

04 pt1 - A Souvenir of Chamber Sands Live

04 pt2 - Grief - live in london 04 pt1 - Live in London 04 pt2 - Rafters/Psychic Rally - at Leeds Fan Club - Cryptic One Club, London - Butlers Wharf London - Editions, Frankfurt.... Berlin - not TG, but has archived stuff, 23 drifts to

guestling - 1983 - TG CD1 - In the Shadow of the Sun - D.o.A: The Third and Final Report pass= - United/Zyklon B Zombie pass= - Dicipline pass= - Journey Through a Body - Mission of Dead Souls - Throbbing Gristle Two The Endless Not - Once Upon a Time.... pass= nova-express - At the ICA (IRC2) [From TG24] [2002] - TG BOX live 1 pass: nova-express - TG BOX live 2 pass: nova-express - TG BOX live 3 pass: nova-express - TG BOX live 4 pass: nova-express - funk beyond jazz pt1 - funk beyond jazz pt2


Revolution - Duty Experiment - Tissue of Lies Revised - Live at the ICA - Blasphemous Rumours - Drowning In A Sea Of Bliss (original vinyl version) pw: - Deathday - Nocturnal Emissions - The Fight Goes On - Nocturnal Emissions - electropunk karaoke (earthly delights 002

MERZBOW - MERZBOX - #11 Expanded Music - #13 Material Action 2 NAM - #14 Mechanization Takes Command - #15 Dying Mapa Tapes 1-2 - #16 Dying Mapa Tapes 2-3 - #17 Agni Hotra - #18 Pornonoise 1kg vol 1 - #19 Pornonoise 1kg vol 2 - #20 Pornonoise 1kg vol 3 - #21 Pornonoise Sextra - #22 Sadomasochismo - The Lampinak - #23 Mortegage - Batztuotai Extra - #24 Enclosure - Libido Economy - #25 Vratya Southward - #26 Live Khabarovsk, CCCP (I'm Proud By Rank Of The Workers) - #27 Storage - #28 Fission Dialogue - - #31 KIR Transformation - #36 Cloud Cock OO Grand - #37 Newark Hellfire Live on WFMU 1990 - #38 Hannover Cloud - #39 Stacy Q Hi Fi Sweet Leaf - #40 Music For True Romance Vol. 1 - #41 Brain Ticket Death - #43 Exotic Apple - #44 Liquid City - #45 Red Magnesia Pink - #46 Marfan Syndrome - #47 Rhinogradentia - #48 Space Mix Travelling Band - #49 Motorond - #50 Annihiloscillator

MERZBOW - Crocidura Dsi Nezumi - Pulse Demon - Nil Vagina Tape Loops - with Genesis P. Orridge, A Perfect Pain - Venereology - Free Piano - Magnesia Nova - Merzbow/Tamarin - Merzbow vs. Tamarin pt1 - Merzbow/Tamarin - Merzbow vs. Tamarin pt2 - Psychorazer - Tamago - Higanbana - Merzbow/Shora - Switching Rethorics - Milanese Bestiality/Drunk on Decay - Doors Open at 8 A.M. - Merzbow/Kouhei Matsunaga - Split - Elliott Sharp & Merzbow - Tranz - Merzbow & John Hudak - The Time Stream - Merzbow & John Wiese - Multiplication - Merzbow & Kapotte Muziek - Documentation/Collaboration - Merzbow & The Haters - Ecobondage - Dutch Tour 1989 pt1 - Dutch Tour 1989 pt2 - Dutch Tour 1989 pt3 - Dutch Tour 1989 pt4 - Sunn O))) With Merzbow - Live at Earthdom

http://www.mediafire.coman1jxzxg3nc - Merzvargr: Partikel I + II - hidden - Merzvargr: Partikel I + II - I - Merzvargr: Partikel I + II - II pt1 - Merzvargr: Partikel I + II - II pt2 - Houjoue CD1 pt1 -1 - Houjoue CD1 pt2 -2 - Houjoue CD2 pt1 -3 - Houjoue CD2 pt2 -4 - Houjoue CD3 pt1 -5 - Houjoue CD3 pt2 + 4 pt1 -6 - Houjoue CD4 pt2 -7 - Houjoue CD5 pt1 -8 - Houjoue CD5 pt2 -9 - Houjoue CD6 -10

I appologize if the links show up broken etc, copy and paste from a notepad, doesn't always come out properly.

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irad said...

CHEERS. amazing blog!!! keep it up and running. Leichenschrei is a masterpiece!

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