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This tier comes with: online community (forum) for all supporters and everyone working on this project, regular (bi-weekly) updates of the band at work with photo and video content, some previews of work in progress, and other insider information.

Metal Plate
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Watch the band at work! You will get forum access, photos and videos from the band, regularly scheduled (at least two per month) webcasts of the band at work, one or more video Q&A sessions with the band, as well as peeks into selected historic content from the band's 40 year old archives.

Bass Spring
$25
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You get updates from the band, access to the forum and webcasts, unreleased content to download (at the moment monthly), at least one special online performance, and some downloads from archival material.


You will also receive at the end of this process a copy of the finished album as digital download.

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About

March 2020 Update

Dear all, we have finished the recording of the album, thanks to the support of everyone who has contributed in the past 10 months.  You have our heartfelt gratitude, and we hope that you will be as pleased with the resulting album as we are.

We are, like every artist/musician worldwide, facing extremely uncertain times right now.  Our plans to celebrate the end of Phase IV with a weekend of events and concerts in Berlin, where hundreds of you were planning to travel to with your friends and family, have now been definitely canceled.  Our planned European tour starting in May is being postponed.  We don't know how long the current exceptional situation is going to last, and we know that you are living with the same uncertainty.

In order to help keep everyone's spirits up, and to hopefully give you a reason to stay with us until the road ahead gets more clear, we are running an improvised version of this Patreon supporter project right now.

Blixa is doing 2-3 webcasts per week, mostly shorter 20 minute or so segments, on whatever he can think of to share with you from his home, in a series we're calling Blixa's Quaratine Video Blog.

Other band members will also be putting together material that can be delivered digitally and without personal contact: play lists, videos, lessons, DJ sets, archival material, interviews, etc.

We will also replicate as much as we can of the initially planned Berlin supporter weekend events as we can online: there will be a digital listening party instead of the physical one, and Blixa will try to do his city tour now without a bus.

We will also try to share as much of the new album release process with you as we can: the album will come out on May 15th, and there will be two digital singles ahead of that.  Supporters will get earlier sneak peeks into all of that.

The forum of supporters worldwide is also a good place to connect with others also in isolation, and share tips on everything from what to read/listen to recipes.

So: if you are already a supporter: thank you and please stay with us if your situation allows it.  If you haven't joined yet but would like to see what we are doing now, please sign up.  Thank you!



Welcome to Phase IV of the Supporter Project! 

If you have been a supporter before, back in the days before crowdfunding was even a word: great to see you again, and thank you for helping 

If you are new to the supporter project, but hopefully not new to the band: since 2002 Einstürzende Neubauten have self-financed our albums with the direct support of supporters. As with everything the band does, the unexpected and experimental is a key part of the process. We don’t quite know what the final product will be, but here are some guidelines of what you can expect.


Why Are We Here

Well that is pretty simple.  We want to make another album and we don't want to do so via a contract with a record label.  Therefore, we are asking you to help support the band during the working process for the next album so that we can ... well, work.

The Planned Working Period

The plan is for the band to start working in May '19, and for an album to be finished before April '20.  The band has blocked ten two week periods within that timeframe -- on average one per month, with some adjustments for holidays -- in order to come up with the album and finish it.

Supporter Rewards

Supporters will get access to the progress of the band, with photos, posts, regularly scheduled live webcasts, early listening versions of work in progress, interaction with the band, etc. Higher levels of support will get you more things, from downloads of new singles to limited edition vinyl 7" to things that occur to the band as we go along.

After the Recording Process

We are planning ahead for an event (possibly including a concert) in Berlin around album release time which you supporters would be welcome to join, which we will inform everyone about as soon as we can.  We will definitely have a tour to support the album, at least in Europe, which will be sometime in 2020.  

In Conclusion

We are eager to get back to the studio and hope that you will be with us for the journey!


Herzlich willkommen zur Supporter Projekt Phase IV!

Wenn du bereits in der Vergangenheit ein Supporter gewesen bist, zu einer Zeit als es den Begriff „Crowdfundig“ noch nicht einmal gab: wir freuen uns, dass du wieder dabei bist und uns unterstützt!

Wenn du erstmals dabei bist, aber die Band bereits schätzt: seit 2002 haben Einstürzende Neubauten ihre Alben mit Hilfe von direkter Unterstützung ihrer „Supporter“ selber finanziert, um von der Musikindustrie unabhängig ihrer Kreativität freien Lauf lassen zu können. Bei allem, was die Band macht, ist das Unerwartete und Experimentelle der Schlüssel des Entstehungsprozesses. Wir wissen nicht, wohin uns die Reise führt und was als Ergebnis heraus kommt, aber hier sind paar Richtlinien, was du erwarten kannst.


Warum wir so vorgehen

Nun, das ist einfach erklärt. Wir möchten ein neues Album machen und wir möchten dafür aus vielfältigen Gründen nicht bei einer Plattenfirma zusammenarbeiten. Daher bitten wir euch, die Band während des Entstehungsprozesses des neuen Albums dabei zu unterstützen, so dass wir uns auf das konzentrieren können, was wir am besten können, Musik machen.


Die Dauer des Projekts

Es ist geplant diesen Mai mit den Aufnahmen zu beginnen und vor April 2020 abzuschließen. Dafür hat die Band zehn jeweils zweiwöchige Studioperioden geblockt ( durchschnittlich einmal pro Monat, von kleineren Erholungszeiten abgesehen) und innerhalb dieses Zeitrahmens entsteht das Album von den ersten Aufnahmen bis zur finalen Pressung.

Das erwartet dich als Supporter

Supporter nehmen am Entstehungs-Prozess des Albums mittels Fotos, Posts, Live Webcasts, die regelmäßig stattfinden werden, teil. Supporter, die sich auf eine größere Unterstützung einlassen, erhalten darüber hinaus Privilegien wie streng limitierte 7“ Vinyl Singles, sowie Überraschungen, die uns im Laufe des Entstehungs-Prozesses noch zusätzlich in den Sinn kommen.

Nach Beendigung der Studio-Aufnahmen

Wir haben vor einen Event (eventuell inklusive einer Performance) in Berlin zur Album Veröffentlichung zu organisieren und werden die Supporter einladen, daran teilzunehmen. Nähere Informationen dazu werden wir veröffentlichen, sobald wir diese haben. Fest steht bereits, dass es eine reguläre Tour in 2020 geben wird, um das Album in möglichst vielen Ländern vorzustellen.

Epilog

Wir freuen uns, wieder im Studio zu sein und hoffen, dass ihr uns auf dieser Reise begleitet!

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