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Neu! - Lila Engel

Lila Engel is 40 years old and sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Somewhere in Michael Rother's attic there must be a portrait or a demo tape or something that's looking really awful by now, as this hasn't aged at all. An audacious piece of motorik art/noise rock that deviates from the typical Neu! sound with some chainsaw guitar. Add Klaus Dinger's wordless post-punkish vocals and this has a sense of urgency that's unmatched by anything else the band recorded. It's an overstatement to say that modern music began here, but an allowable one.

Neu! - Lila Engel
(alternate download)