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For the members of the Austrian team Collapsing New People there is nothing wrong in looking into the past of music while at the same time venturing into its future. The group was founded in 2002 in Vienna where—at the concert in Einstürzende Neubauten—four musicians decided that they want to change the world with sounds created with their own hands. Digging deep into the emotions caused by the newly-discovered post-punk and early electronic led them to their creative experimentations with music. Eventually the experiments bore the distinctive sound of Collapsing New People—a mixture of pop of the 80s and electronics from the 90s and complemented with the musicians’ interests, such as dada, art brut, film noir and science fiction. Every single musical and non-musical element was firstly deconstructed and then rebuilt anew in order to fit into the modern epoch, but also in order to foreshadow the future. Even though the group is not ashamed of their inspirations and is not afraid to derive from them, Collapsing New People is so much more than just the sum of its elements. Their ingenious take on music along with their respect for the past has created something unique and refreshing—something that has a fine chance of becoming a noteworthy experience for the listener, regardless of whether he values experimental music or not.

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