Alles was irgendwie nützt
Alles was irgendwie nützt is a 2006 double disc compilation release by the German experimental/industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten featuring a "Best Of" selection of live songs from various bootleg recordings and provided by fans in their Neubauten.org Supporters Project. It was given as part of a package for those; the album title comes from the chorus of their song "Alles", from the 2000 album Silence Is Sexy Mastered by Boris Wilsdorf in 2006 at "The Bunker", Berlin
DVD is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed in 1995. The medium can store any kind of digital data and is used for software and other computer files as well as video programs watched using DVD players. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact discs. Prerecorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD; such discs are a form of DVD-ROM because data can only be not written or erased. Blank recordable DVD discs can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and function as a DVD-ROM. Rewritable DVDs can be erased many times. DVDs are used in DVD-Video consumer digital video format and in DVD-Audio consumer digital audio format as well as for authoring DVD discs written in a special AVCHD format to hold high definition material. DVDs containing other types of information may be referred to as DVD data discs; the Oxford English Dictionary comments that, "In 1995 rival manufacturers of the product named digital video disc agreed that, in order to emphasize the flexibility of the format for multimedia applications, the preferred abbreviation DVD would be understood to denote digital versatile disc."
The OED states that in 1995, "The companies said the official name of the format will be DVD. Toshiba had been using the name ‘digital video disc’, but, switched to ‘digital versatile disc’ after computer companies complained that it left out their applications.""Digital versatile disc" is the explanation provided in a DVD Forum Primer from 2000 and in the DVD Forum's mission statement. There were several formats developed for recording video on optical discs before the DVD. Optical recording technology was invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell in 1958 and first patented in 1961. A consumer optical disc data format known as LaserDisc was developed in the United States, first came to market in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978, it used much larger discs than the formats. Due to the high cost of players and discs, consumer adoption of LaserDisc was low in both North America and Europe, was not used anywhere outside Japan and the more affluent areas of Southeast Asia, such as Hong-Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
CD Video released in 1987 used analog video encoding on optical discs matching the established standard 120 mm size of audio CDs. Video CD became one of the first formats for distributing digitally encoded films in this format, in 1993. In the same year, two new optical disc storage formats were being developed. One was the Multimedia Compact Disc, backed by Philips and Sony, the other was the Super Density disc, supported by Toshiba, Time Warner, Matsushita Electric, Mitsubishi Electric, Thomson, JVC. By the time of the press launches for both formats in January 1995, the MMCD nomenclature had been dropped, Philips and Sony were referring to their format as Digital Video Disc. Representatives from the SD camp asked IBM for advice on the file system to use for their disc, sought support for their format for storing computer data. Alan E. Bell, a researcher from IBM's Almaden Research Center, got that request, learned of the MMCD development project. Wary of being caught in a repeat of the costly videotape format war between VHS and Betamax in the 1980s, he convened a group of computer industry experts, including representatives from Apple, Sun Microsystems and many others.
This group was referred to as the Technical Working Group, or TWG. On August 14, 1995, an ad hoc group formed from five computer companies issued a press release stating that they would only accept a single format; the TWG voted to boycott both formats unless the two camps agreed on a converged standard. They recruited president of IBM, to pressure the executives of the warring factions. In one significant compromise, the MMCD and SD groups agreed to adopt proposal SD 9, which specified that both layers of the dual-layered disc be read from the same side—instead of proposal SD 10, which would have created a two-sided disc that users would have to turn over; as a result, the DVD specification provided a storage capacity of 4.7 GB for a single-layered, single-sided disc and 8.5 GB for a dual-layered, single-sided disc. The DVD specification ended up similar to Toshiba and Matsushita's Super Density Disc, except for the dual-layer option and EFMPlus modulation designed by Kees Schouhamer Immink.
Philips and Sony decided that it was in their best interests to end the format war, agreed to unify with companies backing the Super Density Disc to release a single format, with technologies from both. After other compromises between MMCD and SD, the computer companies through TWG won the day, a single format was agreed upon; the TWG collaborated with the Optical Storage Technology Association on the use of their implementation of the ISO-13346 file system for use on the new DVDs. Movie and home entertainment distributors adopted the DVD format to replace the ubiquitous VHS tape as the primary consumer digital video distribution format, they embraced DVD as it produced higher quality video and sound, provided superior data lifespan, could be interactive. Interactivity on LaserDiscs had proven desirable to consumers collectors; when LaserDisc prices dropped from $100 per
Strategies Against Architecture IV
Strategies Against Architecture IV is a compilation album by Einstürzende Neubauten released on December 7, 2010. This album featured a retrospective overview of the band's work between 2002 and 2010, it is the fourth Einstürzende Neubauten release of in the Strategies Against Architecture series. Disc one"Perpetuum Mobile" - 4:31 "Selbstportrait Mit Kater" - 7:49 "Ein Leichtes Leises Säuseln" - 4:33 "Youme & Meyou" - 5:31 "Dead Friends" - 4:59 "Insomnia" - 7:28 "Party In Meck-Pomm" - 2:09 "X" - 4:08 "Floorpiece/Grundstück" - 4:27 "Good Morning Everybody" - 4:45 "Waiting For The Call" - 3:57 "Wo Sind Meine Schuhe?" - 6:06 "GS1 & GS2" - 6:35 "Palast Der Republik" - 2:36Disc two"Sendezeichen Phase 3" - 1:03 "Tagelang Weiss" - 6:27 "Wenn Dann" - 3:11 "Jeder Satz Mit Ihr Hallt Nach" - 3:47 "Susej" - 4:47 "Magyar Energia" - 3:29 "Birth Lunch Death" - 3:22 "Weil Weil Weil" - 3:46 "Unvollständigkeit" - 12:24 "Let's Do It A Dada" - 5:55 "Bertolt Brecht Und Der Weltempfängter" - 0:28 "Musterhaus-Ausstellung" - 15:07 I.
"Anarchitektur" II. "Et Cetera" III. "Weingeister" IV. "Tohu Wa Bohu"
Strategies Against Architecture '80–'83
80-83 Strategies Against Architecture is a 1984 compilation album by the German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. It consists of material recorded from 1980 to 1983, features half of the band's debut 1981 LP Kollaps along with single-only tracks and live material, it was released on Mute Records and is being sold without authority by Rough Trade. "Tanz Debil" - 3:20 "Schmerzen Hören" - 2:31 "Mikroben" - 1:31 "Krieg In Den Städten" - 3:44 "Zum Tier Machen" - 3:05 "Draußen Ist Feindlich" - 0:48 "Stahlversion" - 5:35 "Schwarz" - 4:16 "Negativ Nein" - 2:23 "Kalte Sterne" - 4:11 "Spaltung" - 2:25 "U-Haft Muzak" - 3:41 "Gestohlenes Band" - 0:17 "Schwarz" - 3:26 (Black Blixa Bargeld - Lead Vocals, Guitars Mark Chung - Bass, Vocals Alexander Hacke - Guitar, Vocals N. U. Unruh - Percussion, Vocals F. M. Einheit - Percussion, Vocals Jim Thirlwell - compilation assistance
Strategies Against Architecture III
Strategies Against Architecture III is an album by Einstürzende Neubauten and was released in 2001. This album featured a retrospective overview of the previous decade of the band's music, it is the third Einstürzende Neubauten release of this type, preceded by Strategies Against Architecture II and Strategies Against Architecture 80-83. "Zentrifuge" "12305" "Für Wen Sind Die Blumen?" "Redukt" "Ende Neu" "Blume" "Three Thoughts" "Implosion" "Scampi Alla Carlina" "Snake" "Alles Was Irgendwie Nützt" "The Garden" "Anrufe In Abwesenheit" "Querulanten" "Architektur Ist Geiselnahme" "Helium" "Wüste" "Der Leere Raum" "Was Ist Ist" "I Wish This Would Be Your Colour" "Bili Rubin" "Die Interimsliebenden" "Installation Nr. 1" "Montblanc" "Open Fire" "Salamandrina" "Letztes Bild" "Silence Is Sexy" "Drachen" Blixa Bargeld - lead vocals, guitars Marc Chung - guitar, vocals Jochen Arbeit - guitar, vocals Alexander Hacke - bass, vocals N. U. Unruh - percussion, vocals F. M. Einheit - percussion, vocals Rudi Moser - percussion, vocals Anita Lane - lead vocals on Blume
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
Airplane Miniatures is a supporter's EP by Einstürzende Neubauten, released to subscribers of the Phase I Supporter Project just after the Supporter Album No. 1 album in 2003, as a "small Christmas present" to subscribed fans. "Airplane Miniatures #1" – 1:14 "Airplane Miniatures #2" – 1:30 "Airplane Miniatures #3" – 1:29 "Airplane Miniatures #4" – 0:59 "Eine sommerliche installation" – 5:28 "Airplane Miniatures #3" and "Airplane Miniatures #4" were included on Supporter Album No. 1. The cover shown here is not official, it was designed by one of the supporters of neubauten.org