Boomkat Product Review:
Much as P Diddy would like to have you believe otherwise, 'Neu! 2' is widely regarded as having invented the remix.
How so? Well, returning to the studio in 1973 to record a follow-up to their debut LP, Neu! only committed 20 minutes of material to tape; with 'Neu! 2' comprised of manipulated elements of this base material.
The A-side's main feature, 'Fur Immer' feels like a counterpart - or even an update - of the opener on their debut, 'Hallogallo', projecting a single, disciplined musical idea across eleven minutes of soaring propulsive precision. One of the most important features of Neu! 2 is the album's second side: having run out of money to record a second side of material, the band had to adapt to the circumstances of their predicament. The band set about playing their previously released single Neuschnee/Super at manipulated speeds on a turntable or through a (seemingly quite faulty) cassette recorder, producing bizarre, deconstructed results. In this band's hands, what started out as a pragmatic necessity became a pioneering conceptual statement.