Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit

Radio Inferno

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Radio Inferno Review

by Josh Landau

F.M. Einheit, the machinist for Germany's Einsturzende Neubauten, is a regular collaborator with Andreas Ammer, who adapted the text for this radio-drama-meets-medieval-poetry version of Dante's "Inferno." Featuring the vocal talents of Phil Minton, Blixa Bargeld, and radio DJ John Peel, this makes for a surprisingly good adaptation. Blixa's shrieks and whistles harmonize nicely with the amazing vocal range Minton possesses; their path is described by Peel's archetypal radio DJ voice. A good portion of Neubaten shows up to provide instrumentation for the fray, an odd sound sculpture drawing elements from both media-manipulation sound sculpting and old-fashioned experimental rock. The tone varies wildly at times, jumping from a grinding industrial beat to an operatic soprano and back, but musical themes are woven throughout, giving the piece a continuity it needs. The adaptation by Ammer is excellent, straying from the text where appropriate but maintaining the tone of the whole quite well. One of the better examples of what experimental music can produce in an accessible vein.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 00:36 SpotifyAmazon
2 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:08 SpotifyAmazon
3 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:40 SpotifyAmazon
4 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
5 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:04 SpotifyAmazon
6 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:11 SpotifyAmazon
7 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:39 SpotifyAmazon
8 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 00:48 SpotifyAmazon
9 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:49 SpotifyAmazon
10 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:14 SpotifyAmazon
11 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
12 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:40 SpotifyAmazon
13 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:36 SpotifyAmazon
14 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:43 SpotifyAmazon
15 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
16 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:16 SpotifyAmazon
17 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 00:54 SpotifyAmazon
18 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:59 SpotifyAmazon
19 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
20 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
21 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
22 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
23 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 00:19 SpotifyAmazon
24 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:24 SpotifyAmazon
25 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 05:00 SpotifyAmazon
26 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 04:23 SpotifyAmazon
27 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
28 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 07:38 SpotifyAmazon
29 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
30 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:29 SpotifyAmazon
31 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
32 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
33 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 00:53 SpotifyAmazon
34 Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit 01:17 SpotifyAmazon
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