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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CD on Gronland.
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Reissue LP on Gronland.
8/10 Penrith Steve 20th February 2015
As Neu did with their first album, “Neu! 2” opens with a typically lengthy, energetic Krautrock staple, “Fur Immer”, again this is followed by soundscapes and unsettling noises, less Pink Floyd-ish this time. “Lila Engel” takes the Neu! Krautrock sound and distorts it, making an almost goth sounding piece. “Neuschnee” is more classic Krautrock, prior to it’s appearance on the album however, is “Neuschnee 78” which is the same track played at 78 rpm. A trick they repeat with “Super 16”, played at 16 rpm and “Super 78” again played at 78 rpm. The atmospherics on here are less ethereal, more scary than on “Neu!” and it marks a progression in their sound and experimentation.
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