Boomkat Product Review:
'Perpetuum Mobile' tells of changes: flux, movement, and transit. In it are a number of catastrophes and rushing natural forces - tornadoes, tsunamis, tidal waves; a pandemonium of catastrophes that accompany the flight movements. For the album, the band have used a novel and unusual production approach. Webcams were installed at the Neubauten studio in Berlin to transmit the entire creative process via the Internet on their homepage, www.neubauten.org. Fans were granted access to the site, guaranteeing the financial independence of the production, and at fixed times they had the opportunity to watch the creative process live and to send their comments live to the band. All the sessions broadcast - and later also the rough mix versions - are filed in an archive that is still available online. There were a number of tracks, says Blixa Bargeld, that the band would have abandoned after a few attempts, but continued to work on because the supporters insisted on their completion. ·Blixa Bargeld describes one constant theme on the album: "There's not one single track which doesn't talk about the wind, the storm - where it isn't mentioned explicitly, you can at least hear it."