FM Einheit (born Frank Martin Einheit) is a German experimental musician and composer. He is best known for his work with the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, with whom he has released 10 studio albums since 1980. He is also known for his collaborations with other industrial and experimental musicians, as well as his solo work.
Einheit was born in 1960 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He grew up in a musical family, learning the organ and piano from an early age. He attended the conservatory in Heidelberg and studied composition and orchestration. During this time, he also joined the newly formed Einstürzende Neubauten, along with Blixa Bargeld and Alexander Hacke.
Einheit quickly established himself as an important member of the band, contributing to the sound and writing of the group's signature style of industrial music. He was the first to introduce the use of power tools and other found objects to the band's sound, and he also incorporated samples and loops into their music. In addition to his work with Einstürzende Neubauten, he has collaborated with numerous other artists, including Nick Cave, John Cale, and Sonic Youth.
In 1989, Einheit released his first solo album, "Cobra Verde". This album featured a mix of industrial rhythms and samples, as well as more traditional song structures. Since then, he has released several other albums, including "Einheit" (1993), "Götterdämmerung" (1995), and "Hannover" (2001). He has also composed film scores for several films, including "The Piano Player" (2002) and "The American Friend" (2006).
Throughout his career, Einheit has been highly influential in the industrial and experimental music scenes. His innovative use of found objects and samples has become a mainstay in many genres of music, and his work continues to inspire generations of musicians. He remains an active performer and composer, with several new works in the works.