8/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 20th February 2015
Neu! were formed by Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger after the pair left Kraftwerk. Their eponymous debut was released in 1972. Opener “Hallogallo” is a 10-minute long repetitive beat with manipulated guitar sounds floating over the top. They neatened up the metronomic clack that fellow Krautrockers, Can had used to great effect. Where Can were at times psychedelic with loose bits dangling here and there, Neu! were neat and precise. What follows is an ethereal soundscape which by track three, “Weissensee” is reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s more mellow moments. “Negativland” is a pace-shifting bass led groove with shards of guitar stabbing and squalling to wake you up from what was previously quite relaxing. “Lieber Honig” is a haunting, spooky and quite frankly, odd closer.
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