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Neu 2
Neu 2

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not the lost chord, it's the lost beat., 10 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Neu 2 (Audio CD)
Neu continue where they left off on their first album, but with the most fantastic opener, 'Fur Immer' Drifting in and out from soft ambience with an addictive guitar riff, and piano, to pure rock. This is driving music if you're travelling a few hundred miles. The influences of this record can be clearly heard. Surely someone has noticed similarities to the ridiculously heavy Lilac Angel, and Iggy Pop's Funtime? If not, buy this and hear what Bowie stumbled upon in the early 70s. How much can be done with one basic beat? A lot more, as Neu and Rother continued to prove.


Neu! '75
Neu! '75

14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ureeka!, 10 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Neu! '75 (Audio CD)
Someone nicked my vinyl copy of this, and I've been looking for it ever since. Maybe more accessible than Neu 1 or Neu 2, but has an ambience about it that definitely influenced Eno and Bowie (check out Red Sails on Lodger) amongst others. Strange combination of Piano, simple beat basic drum kit, with electric guitar. Sublime moments of ambience, crossed with Europunk. Rother keeps his guitar minimalist when he needs to, and Dinger continues to knock out a consistent beat on a dinky little drum kit. It was and is ahead of its time.


Pawn Hearts
Pawn Hearts
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What the ...... was that?, 9 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Pawn Hearts (Audio CD)
I came across this album in a bargain record store for two quid a few years ago. I chose it for the odd cover design. The music was a pretty impressive journey. If you're into concepts, experimental music, pomp, drama, sound engineering, and prog rock, you need this album. Its one of those that you have to listen to from start to finish. Hammill's vocal range is huge. He always wanted to be the vocal equivalent of Jimmy Hendrix. The band create an engaging environment of sound whilst playing compositions endlessly changing from quiet to saturated volume from ambient to heavy, and a guest appearance from Fripp himself to boot. A strange and addictive album that grows and grows. Hammill is unique as a song writer.


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