New Releases — November 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

New releases: Depeche Mode live, Nitzer Ebb, Einstürzende Neubauten, Meat Beat Manifesto

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

Depeche Mode, 'Tour of the Universe: Barcelona'ARTIST: Depeche Mode
RELEASE: Tour of the Universe: Barcelona 20/21:11:09
BACKSTORY: The synthpop legends this week release a combo live album/concert film documenting last year’s Tour of the Universe. The set, capturing a 24-song performance, is available in three different formats: Standard Edition (1DVD/2CD), a Deluxe Edition (2DVD/2CD) and a Blu-ray Edition (2BD), with the latter two including bonus features such as a 40-minute documentary and Anton Corbijn’s on-stage backdrop films.  (See tracklists here.)
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Nitzer Ebb, 'Industrial Complex'ARTIST: Nitzer Ebb
RELEASE: Industrial Complex
BACKSTORY: The first new album in 15 years from the electro-industrial act — issued in a “tour edition” on iTunes last November, and on CD in Europe earlier this year — gets a belated U.S. CD release this week, supplemented by modified artwork, the new song “On the Road” and remixes by the likes of Alan Wilder. (See tracklist here.)
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Einstürzende Neubauten, 'Strategies Against Architecture IV'ARTIST: Einstürzende Neubauten
RELEASE: Strategies Against Architecture IV
BACKSTORY: The pioneering German avante-garde industrial act — which is in the midst of a 30th anniversary tour of Europe and, coming up in December, North America — this week releases the fourth in its ongoing series of retrospective compilations, this time collecting 26 songs over two CDs spanning the years 2002 to 2010.
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Meat Beat Manifesto, 'Answers Come in Dreams'ARTIST: Meat Beat Manifesto
RELEASE: Answers Come in Dreams
BACKSTORY: The U.K. electronic outfit returns with its 10th studio album, a set that’s said to be “minimal, textural and cinematic in scope.” Band mastermind Jack Dangers says, “It’s just an extension of my sound. Maybe it’s more minimal than previous records — that was a conscious decision because I am making a video for each song more or less.”
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