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NEU!

Neu!

 

Krautrock

4.06 | 236 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars NEU! are a very influential band and an important part of Krautrock's history. I find it interesting that RADIOHEAD, specifically Thom Yorke list both NEU! and CAN as big influences in their musical careers. NEU! are made up of Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother who formed this band after leaving KRAFTWERK.

"Hallogallo" actually reminds me of CAN with the catchy, relentless beat that is joined by spacey guitar sounds.This one is my favourite. "Sonderangebot" has no real melody as spacey sounds open the song, eventually turning into an ominous and eerie atmosphere. Some loud sounds end it as it blends into "Weissensee". This one is a slow and dreamy track. These three songs originally made up the first side of the album, my favourite side by the way. "Im Gluck" features an experimental soundscape with sounds like water splashing on a boat that is docked. Spacey sounds follow. "Negativland" opens with the sound of a jackhammer before a smooth and catchy beat takes over. Spacey sounds are blowing across the desert soundscape. Great tune. "Lieber Honig" is slow paced with very fragile vocals (haha). The water sounds of the "Im Gluck" song are back 4 minutes in.

Well worth 4 stars for how groundbreaking it was back in the day, plus I do really like this record.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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