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Neu!
75

Not the title of a late period Adele record (haven't we done that joke before?) but the third studio album by kraut-rock greats Neu. The duo couldn't decide which direction to go in so they did the natural thing and split the record in two. The first side showcases Neu's earlier repetitive style whilst the B side heads into more ambient territories. A brilliant band who influenced everyone... I'm particularly looking at you Stereolab. 

Michael Rother
Sterntaler

Grönland are currently in the middle of a Michael Rother reissue programme. 1978’s Sterntaler, the second solo LP released by the Neu!/Harmonia hombre, is one of those that has made the cut. As you might expect this is classique Motorik Krautrock, full of rumbling basslines and chirruping synthesisers.

Michael Rother
Fernwärme

Michael Rother’s 1982 LP Fernwärme stands out in the Neu!/Harmonia fellow’s catalogue for a couple of reasons - it was the first album Rother recorded without the aid of Conny Plank, and also saw Rother basing his compositions around the drumming of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit for the first time in several years. Despite having these new elements in play, the sound of Fernwärme doesn’t differ too much from Rother’s contemporaneous output. Think Jean-Michel Jarre with a Motorik beat.

Michael Rother
Solo

Extensive reissue of krautrock legend Michael Rother’s early solo work. As a member of both NEU! And Harmonia, Rother was undoubtedly at the heart of the infamous and highly influential 60s and 70s experimental German scene. ‘Solo’ sees Grönland re-release his first four solo LPs in a lavish box set, both in 6LP 5CD versions, and most excitingly of all with previously unreleased material.  

Klaus Dinger & preJapandorf
2000!

We’ve never previously had an opportunity to hear this work by the late legendary Neu! drummer Klaus Dinger, which the motorik pioneer recorded with preJapandorf, a collection of various musicians. 2000! continues Klaus’s journeys into the infinity of sound, driven by that immortal ecstatic beat. Credit to Gronland for letting us hear this at last.
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Neu!
Neu!

Neu! is the legendary project of former Kraftwerk members  Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger where they turned repetitive krautrock into an artform and subsequently influenced almost everybody (including David Bowie and Radiohead). It was on this album that Dinger invented the 'motorik' drum beat, the distinctive rhythm of which would be heard on many a record in the future.   
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Michael Rother
Flammende Herzen

There was great anticipation around the release of Flammende Herzen when it first emerged in 1977. People were eager to see what Michael Rother would get up to after Neu! had disbanded, and the inclusion of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit also added to the intrigue. The resulting record didn’t disappoint, hitting big with a combination of proggy composition, Krautrock invention and Motorik rhythm.
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Neu!
Neu! 2

Neu! 2, the second LP from German Krautrock maestros, Neu!, is continually hailed as a classic of both the Krautrock genre and frankly, of the album format. The group honed the sound they had cultivated on their debut LP through 11-minute crunchers like 'Für Immer'. With the band having run out of recording money, the B-side is a few different manipulations of their previous single - a shoestring budget but turned out quite well.  
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