Einstürzende Neubauten's "Blume" video (1993)

From pioneering German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, this terrific video for their song "Blume" that embodies the underground spirit of the time/scene. The song is on their 1993 album Tablua Rasa. Einstürzende Neubauten, which means "collapsing new buildings," often fashions their own instruments from scrap metal and construction tools. It makes sense then that the horn-like instrument seen in the video is a recreation of the Intonarumori, a musical contraption built by Italian Futurist artist Luigi Russolo, author of the 1913 manifesto L'Arte dei Rumori ("The Art of Noises"). I used a photo of the Intonarumori in my post on Tuesday announcing our new Boing Boing Music page. Einstürzende Neubauten (Thanks, kawayama and swalbr!)