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Neu

Neu!Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 13, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Groenland
  • ASIN: B000A87W94
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hallogallo
2. Sonderangebot
3. Weissensee
4. Im Glück
5. Negativband
6. Lieber Honig

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable January 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I grew up listening to Kraftwerk thanks to my older sister, but I've never been exposed to any actual Krautrock until now. I bought Neu, Neu 2 and Neu 75 recently. I have to say, this is amazing. I really mean that... I'm literally amazed. This was recorded in the early 1970s? How can that be? This is so far away from anything else that was going on at the time. These guys were 20 years ahead of their time, at least. I would have guessed it was recorded in 1995 or so. So many bands that I thought were innovative and original... all this time, it turns out they were just ripping off Neu. My world is crumbling around me. And I like it.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's pronounced "noy!," by the way.. March 23, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Someone once commented on the Velvet Underground by saying that not too many people had heard their self-titled album with Nico, but that everyone who did went out and started a band of their own. That person might as well have said the same thing about Neu!, assuming he/she had heard of them - the enigmatic German duo's three albums (of which this is the first) sparked the imaginations of a small host of musicians from David Bowie to Stereolab, and even with all the things that have come since, their Krautrock trilogy still really sounds like nothing else around. This 1971 gem of a debut introduced an idea known as "motorik" ('motor' + 'musik') - music designed specifically for playing in cars. The main tracks are simple steady-cruising grooves, often never breaking out of one main chord or basic line, but it's amazing what fascinating ear candy can be spun out of so simple an idea.
Look no further than the beautiful opener "Hallo Gallo" to hear what I mean - it's ten minutes of pure joy. Even though it's all based around one chord it's anything but monotonous: guitars explore myriad variations within that basic framework, never getting repetitive. An insistent drum beat propels things with a steadiness that could easily go on forever. Dreamy synths spin and whirl around the beat to produce an ever-shifting cloud of sound that's so honey-sweet, even ten minutes seems like a breeze. "Weimensee" explores the same idea at a more slow and sedate pace, hovering somewhere in limbo between mid-tempo and slow ballad. With this kind of sonic bliss, who needs lyrics?
The other part of Neu!'s uniqueness is their way of blending loopy non-musical sounds into the mix.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There IS a God!!! July 21, 2001
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One of the most important pieces of Euro-unobtainium for years has been the NEU! albums. These works influenced a host of musicians who've managed to get hold of them in some way or another; from Detroit techno wizards to lo-fi tinkerers, a host of players owe a long-unsung debt to NEU!
This first album appeared in the wake of Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother's split from an early lineup of Kraftwerk. It has some of the motoric rhythms + sonic tampering of the early (ie: "Kraftwerk" and "Kraftwerk 2") Kraftwerk releases, but more of an emphasis on rock beats, guitars, and a late-psychedelic sensibility. But lurking under this...especially hinted-at in the liner notes and the noise-romp "Negativland"...is a leaning toward the glorious racket of punk and postpunk outfits such as PiL (whose John Lydon, it should be noted, is a confirmed NEU! fan). But also lurking here and there is a weird ambient-experimental murk that also leans one toward thing such as Eno's work, or later on, that of The Orb.
All of the original Brain-released 'canon' NEU! albums are worth having, but either this or the final "NEU! '75" are the right places to start.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why has this not yet been reviewed? April 23, 2009
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Having nothing new to say about such a landmark watershed of an album, I wasn't going to write a review. How can one even put into words the texture and scope of this album; it writhes and coasts through a tunnel of electricity, the signature Motorik beat behind. A longer introduction to Krautrock need not be given. "Hallogallo" (itself meaning "Hallmark") encapsulates the sound of Klaus Dinger & Co. with its 4/4 backing rhythm and mellowed synths and guitar dub. This is a ten minute track that is ever growing.

"Weissensee" is a calm, sometimes brooding soundscape, very linear with small psychedelic touches. "Im Gluck" ("Lucky") never dreams too much further than its low, ambient drone, from beginning to end it is pulsing. A small swell of guitar is heard and it represents the "mu", the nothing. But yet, it is something.

"Negativland" is another well known piece, itself giving name to another krautrock influenced group. It plods along with phased guitar lines and a throbbing pulse in its bassline.

This album is beyond words, beyond improvisation, beyond thought. It needs to be listened to. It is a timeless work of experimentation inside the Afro-American aesthetic set up by rock music two decades preceding. For ANY fan of classic rock, this is a must hear.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neu! (Astralwerks) April 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
For those of you who are not familiar with Neu!, they're a duo from Dusseldorf, Germany. Neu! is made up of two outstanding guitarists Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother. The two created three cosmically wonderful ground breaking lp's between 1971-75. This is their self-titled debut originally put out in 1971.'Neu!' starts off with "Hallogallo", that's ten solid minutes of pure brain floating magic. Some weird sound effects and monitored feedback are combined in "Sonderangebot". Then there's "Weissensee" that is TRUE progressive krautrock."Im Gluck" is seven minutes of more superb feedback with sound effects of water and seagulls nearby, unreal!"Negativland" tends to show case Neu's industrial side. Needless to say, a brilliant lp and that was produced by the legendary record producer Conny Plank. Totally ignore the rather primitive cover art. As it turns out,Neu! has been an influence on several of today's artists such as Stereolab, Sonic Youth, late '70's David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Johnny Rotten. Highly Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible a must have
Amazing. Their best release. Their influence can be heard across the modern musical spectrum. A must have for any collector.
Published 4 months ago by Tom
4.0 out of 5 stars Mechanized music
Very interesting, drove the highway with this in my player. Definitely Muzik to cruise down long stretches of quite roads.
Published 5 months ago by Robert Toy Fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Motorik
A quirky mix of psych and industrial (though sounding like absolutely neither) that could only have been created in a post-war Germany. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Andre' Delbos
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Love the music and the style. Brings back fond memories of Kraftwerk (One of my favorite groups). Will be purchasing more of NEU!
Published 8 months ago by Joseph R. Didio
5.0 out of 5 stars Future music.
I had this album many years ago, at time there were many new bands happening. It was like every week I would be buying new lps with some totally different sounds. Read more
Published on December 23, 2010 by Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it a lot!
Let me date myself by saying I bought Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" (on vinyl, of course) and Harmonia's two albums new in the stores way back in my youth. Read more
Published on October 23, 2010 by Martian Bachelor
5.0 out of 5 stars really cool... but not for everyone
There's definitely a reason Neu! isn't more well-known and has in fact remained a cult band for all these years- simply put, this kind of music isn't for everyone. Read more
Published on July 13, 2010 by B. E Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Hallogallo
My recent quest for historical rock music has been fully rewarded, beyond my expectaion, by finding this masterpiece, Hallogallo. Read more
Published on May 16, 2010 by Tokio
3.0 out of 5 stars Production inconsistensies rob classic status
3 1/2

I can see why this disc is put upon a pedestal. In some ways it is as musically innovative as any of the other Kraut greats. About halfways. Read more
Published on October 19, 2008 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars Electro jam music that rocks
My favorite music is free form type of stuff, so hearing "Hallo Gallo" made me buy this CD. I have heard this band before but never bought anything by them in the past. Read more
Published on January 27, 2007 by Lost Sailor of Circumstance
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