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NEU!

Neu!

 

Krautrock

4.07 | 232 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars Neu!'s debut album is another cornerstone in Krautrock history! At the time of release of this album, all I could think of was link it with some of the strangest music ever , but a few years later, I discovered Can and saw where Neu! got their inspiration from!

The first side is made of three relatively calm tracks ( almost in the ambient style ), gradually picking up speed and strenght on Weissensee. But the real Neu! (pronounce no´) feeling starts at the second side of that vinyl. On those three tracks , this duo shows that they have nothing to envy to Can , using long and minimalist music to great effect, but also hinting at later Kraftwerk albums (Dinger hqving collaborated on a few of their album)

Unfortunately , this is the only really worthy Neu! album as the successor is very flawed ( in spiteof a superb sidelong track) and the third although highly rated , not having much to do with this album as far as feeling is concerned.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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