|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient|
|Tags:||krautrock experimental psychedelic electronic german|
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This pioneering electronic rock band, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, originally comprised Klaus Dinger (24 March 1946, Germany, d. 21 March 2008, Germany; guitar, deliguitar, bass, vocals) and Michael Rother (b. 2 September 1950, Hamburg, West Germany; guitar, Japanese banjo, percussion, vocals). Formerly of Kraftwerk, they broke away from this seminal act to form Neu! in August 1971. A third ex-member, Eberhard Krahnemann, joined them for live appearances. Neu!, housed in a striking, spartan record sleeve, established the duos compulsive style in which metronomic rhythms and spartan melodies created a hypnotic effect. Respected producer Conny Plank helped to define the bands sound on a release that established Neu! as one of Germanys most popular attractions, alongside Can and Amon Düül II. The promise of this impressive debut was undermined by Neu! 2, recorded with Uli Trepte and Krahnemann, one side of which was devoted to several...