Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.

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Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 1983
RecordedJanuary–August 1983
GenreIndustrial
Experimental
Length53:40
LabelSome Bizzare Records
ProducerEinstürzende Neubauten
Einstürzende Neubauten chronology
Kollaps
(1981)
Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T.
(1983)
Halber Mensch
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T. (or Drawings of Patient O. T.) is the second studio album by the Berlin-based musical group Einstürzende Neubauten. Some Bizzare Records released the album in 1983, and it was distributed in Germany by Rough Trade Deutschland. In the United States, PVC/Jem Records released the album in 1984 as Drawings of O. T.[2]

The title refers to artist Oswald Tschirtner, an institutionalized schizophrenic who earned attention for his art. The original vinyl release of Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T. is Rough Trade Records #RTD 18 and Some Bizzare Records #SBVART 2.

Overview[edit]

The album shows a wider variety of moods and sounds than did the group's first album, Kollaps.[1][3] Einstürzende Neubauten is famous for banging, scraping, plucking or otherwise wringing sounds from resonant objects.[3] While such metallic clatter pervades the album, the group also uses techniques such as found sounds (telephone conversations, the Hamburg fish market) and (pre-digital) sampling; for example, a sample of the Armenian song "Toun en kelkhen imastoun yes" is used in "Armenia". Bass guitar is relatively prominent, though generally played in a minimal style (and perhaps contributing more toward sonic texture rather than forming a rhythmic or harmonic foundation). Trouser Press critic David Sheridan pointed out the group's drift toward conventionality, writing that "the title track even has a chord progression!"[3]

"Armenia" was later used in the soundtrack of Michael Mann's 1995 film Heat and his 1999 film The Insider.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Vanadium-I-Ching – 4:54
  2. Hospitalistische Kinder / Engel Der Vernichtung (Hospitalized Children/Angel Of Destruction)– 5:09
  3. Abfackeln! (Flare Off!) – 3:32
  4. Neun Arme (Nine Arms) – 2:34
  5. Herde (Herds) – 1:24
  6. Merle (Die Elektrik) (Merle (Electricity)) – 2:20
  7. Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. (Drawings Of Patient O.T.) – 3:23
  8. Finger Und Zähne (Fingers And Teeth) – 0:17
  9. Falschgeld (Counterfeit Money) – 2:42
  10. Styropor (Polystyrene) - 2:24
  11. Armenia – 4:57
  12. Die Genaue Zeit (The Exact Time) – 7:06

Additional tracks[edit]

Some configurations (various cassette and compact disc versions) append one or more of the following tracks:

  1. Der Herrscher Und Der Sieger (The Ruler And The Winner) – 3:32 (live recording)
  2. Affenroulette (Ape Roulette)– 2:59 (live recording)
  3. Durstiges Tier (Thirsty Animal) – 6:28 (1982 single)
  4. DNS-Wasserturm (DNA-Watertower) – 6:27

The American vinyl release in 1984 included an EP comprising all four of these tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Einstürzende Neubauten
Technical
  • Jon Caffery – engineer
  • Beate Bartel – bass on "Falschgeld"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/album/r36459
  2. ^ "Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. / Drawings Of O.T." Discogs. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  3. ^ a b c David Sheridan; Greg Fasolino & Ira Robbins. "Einstürzende Neubauten". Trouser Press. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  • Einstürzende Neubauten. Liner notes. Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T. Some Bizzare SBVART CD 002, 1983.
  • Various artists. Armenie – Musique de tradition populaire et des Achough. Ocora C 580005, 1993.