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Neu! Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (28 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B000056IKS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,680 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Neu!" was recorded over four days in Hamburg with Can producer Conrad Plank, and its static, aggressive harmonies and almost (but not quite) robotic sound still has a resonance that echoes even today. As any musician from Add N To (X) to Sonic Youth, from Stereolab to Cabaret Voltaire could tell you, early 70s Dusseldorf band Neu! were one third of the original triumvirate--alongside Can and Faust--that defined Krautrock. Michael Rother (guitar/keyboards) and Klaus Dinger (drums) formed the band in 1971, and with their first three albums established a pattern of minimalist melodies and locked groove "motorik" beats that was to later exert a tremendous influences over left-field music, both in dance and rock. Indeed, one of the great US avant-garde 90s band Negativland, take their name from a track on this album. "Hallogallo, Sonderangebot", "Im Gluck", these are the conveyor belt grooves, the elemental sweep and soar of the neon-bright autobahn, the sound of the future when it was still shiny and clean. As David Bowie put it, "[Neu! were] Kraftwerk's wayward, anarchistic brothers". Essential listening. --Jerry Thackray

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By R. Thompson on 1 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
The only disappointing thing about this album is that the first track, Hallogallo, only lasts ten minutes. Quite frankly, if it lasted forever it still wouldn't be long enough. When you hear Hallogallo for the first time it seems hard to believe that it hasn't always been part of your life. It's truly great, as is the rest of the album.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By M. Knox on 16 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
NEU!’s Michael Rother is conceivably the most important man in Krautrock: not only was he in the original line up of Kraftwerk – alongside fellow NEU!-man Klaus Dinger – but he was also in the great Harmonia (with Hans Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, or, collectively, Cluster), and worked with Can’s brilliant drummer, Jaki Liebezeit, on his early solo albums. If not the most important man, he certainly seems to be the one keenest on working with his fellow musical visionaries.
While Can were busy exploring the outer reaches of the musical galaxy and Faust were tearing up (then – more than likely – jumping up and down on, attacking with an angle grinder, and finally setting fire to) the musical rulebook, NEU! were setting out on a slightly different, if equally esoteric and single-minded path. While their music has a feeling of being more grounded in reality than that of these contemporaries, it has a similarly questioning and radical approach to the form of the song. It is more minimalist than either Can’s or Faust’s work, but while this may be down to purely practical considerations – there were only two people in this band after all – it is no less worthy of interrogation. Like much Krautrock, the music here is almost impossible to pigeonhole, so it’s easy to see why that term has stuck to the acts it has: Faust, Can, NEU!; all are virtually uncategorisable.
NEU!’s music can sound like a precursor to punk, or like early ambient, or, most of all, it can sound unlike anyone or anything else. This is certainly true of the album’s first, and best, track, ‘Hallogallo’. It’s also true of other strong songs here, such as ‘Weissensee’ or ‘Lieber Honig’.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By ka-lande@frisurf.no on 2 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
After reading about neu! in a Bowie-book and in magazines lately, I bought the three albums and though I like all three of them very much, this is the best of them. Being the first, and also the first one I listened too, it's something special. The sound is magic, "Hallogallo" is like a train going from station to station. If you go for this one and "Neu! 75", you should be covered. Bloody brilliant!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KalteStern VINE VOICE on 4 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
I had fond memories of this from the 1970's, although I hadn't actually heard it it in years; I got a copy mainly out of curiosity to see if it had weathered well, or sounded as embarrassing as so much avant garde material from that era usually does. Good news - Not only has much of it stood the test of time , it is literally hard to believe just how old this is - you have to double check the release date to convince yourself. On the good side - in many ways the original and the best, and manifestly the grandfather of much 'techno' from Germany or anywhere else, even though much of it does not rely on synthesisers or sequencers. What must have seemed quite 'difficult' in its day, in terms of minimalism and repetition is practically Top 20 stuff these days, so it is pretty accessible to the modern ear. Downside? - some of the more experimental stuff is just plain boring, and barely listenable, so not great value for money, and you'll find yourself just skipping past those tracks. Having said that, anyone who is the least bit interested in the history of modern music just has to have it - nuff said?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Margrain on 26 Aug. 2010
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Neu! (1972) is one of rock music's seminal debut releases. Guitarist Michael Rother and drummer Klaus Dinger formed Neu! as an offshoot of, and an alternative to, Kraftwerk's romantic futurism. The group pushed to the limit the technique of iterative patterns and the impressionistic approach of the contemporary 'cosmic' musicians of the era, creating in the process a unique and groundbreaking sound.

Neu! invented the 'motorik' beat of surging rhythmic impulses which are propelled by an obsessive repitition of ferocious ritualistic percussion and the occasional jack-hammer noise. The band essentially deconstructed sound in a ritualistic way as a means of achieving an anguished hyper-realism of Wagner-like intensity.

Neu's futuristic and spectral soundscape predicted the neurosis of the post-industrial era exemplified in the work of Joy Division. Moreover, their repetitive tribal beats, particularly the melodic element of their music, anticipated both the techno and post-rock movements of the early 1990s. In particular Stereolab's minimilistic and repetitive rhythmic 'futurism' owes a huge debt to Neu!.

The album contains six instrumental suites. The opener, 'Hallogallo' is pure electronic drum percussion and guitars that are occasionally disturbed by minimal arrangements and cacophonous noise.

'Sonderangebot' is an exercise in sound within a kind of cosmic void, whilst 'Weissensee' is reminiscent of a degenerate form of dilated psychedelia.

'I'm Gluck' begins with sound samples and mystical trance like drone effects. The sounds of water and ocassional bird squawks heighten the naturalistic atmosphere.
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