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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

New Musik


If we're doing cosmiche we shouldn't go any further without acknowledging the masters. I never get tired of Neu!, that combination of straight ahead rhythms and guitars being fed through some lovely FX pedals for up to ten minutes. It's funny - all those bands active in West Germany from the late 60s onwards, produced by the same combination of geography, socio-political events, youth culture and US and British rock 'n' roll, get lumped together and don't really sound anything like each other. Neu!, Can and Faust sound very different from each other, which can make first delvings into the genre very confusing.

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8 comments:

The Swede said...

Confusing, but rewarding. Tremendous selection today Adam.

Brian said...

One of the biggies today, Adam.

Echorich said...

Funny after yesterday's post I played some Neu! to get some more of that Motorik/Apache beat. And I agree, Can and Faust are proto Krautrock. Kraftwerk, Neu!, and Cluster were Krautrock.

Ian Lawton said...

Factoid: Michael Rother lived in Wilmslow when he was a kid, briefly. I heard that on a bbc krautrock doc. Meany

Anonymous said...

I heard that too about Rotherham in Wilmslow. Very unlikely somehow.

Echorich- and La Dusseldorf.
Swiss Adam

Anonymous said...

Unlikely as in strange.
Swiss Adam

Anonymous said...

Ha!Bloody phone auto correct. Rother Rotherham.
Swiss Adam

Echorich said...

Absolutely SA. La Dusseldorf is when Rother really got to do things his way.