022 - Neu! - 1972 - Neu!
Number of Discs: 1
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 were to later exert a tremendous influence over left-field music, both in dance and rock. Indeed, one of the great U.S. avant-garde '90s bands, 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, and the sound of the future when it was still shiny and clean. As David Bowie put it, "[Neu! were] Kraftwerk's wayward, anarchistic brothers." And so much more. --Jerry Thackray
尽管从未在德国本土之外发行过一张专辑，但这支70年代的电子乐队Neu!却一直被视为具有重大影响力的电子乐队之一，它所影响的艺术家有Sonic Youth，Stereolab， The Sex Pistols和David Bowie这样的著名名字，甚至包括以及目前的电子运动。
Despite never having received a release outside of their native Germany, the '70s electronic band Neu! are regarded as a major influence on artists like Sonic Youth, Stereolab, The Sex Pistols and David Bowie as well as the current electronic movement. Neu! created a new kind of rhythm that bridged the gap between rock n roll's syncopation and dance music's four-to-the-floor beats. Neu's music is simple, natural, creating evocative soundscapes that are stimulating rather than tranquilizing. Sugarcoated melodies are balanced upon driving almost hypnotic beats.
1. Hallo Gallo
4. Im Gluck
6. Lieber Houig