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NEU! 2 - 50th Anniversary Edition

    Special limited edition picture disc celebrating the 50th anniversary of this legendary record. Must have fan item for all fans of NEU! and Krautrock.


    1. Für Immer
    2. Spitzenqualität
    3. Gedenkminute (für A+K)
    4. Lila Engel (lilac Angel)
    5. Neuschnee 78
    6. Super 16
    7. Neuschnee
    8. Cassetto
    9. Super 78
    10. Hallo Excentrico
    11. Super

    Nina Hagen


      There are many Ninas – so many iterations and incarnations; so many images, moments, voices and songs; so many faces with mouth ripped open, an array of faces that now spans five decades. The same is true in the video for her new single “16 Tons.” Nina Hagen is a legend – “the Godmother of punk rock, ” activist, fictional character, phenomenal performer, Jesus disciple, extraterrestrial emissary and Brecht connoisseur. Nina is the beginning and the end. She breaks down walls and begins again , keeps on and never stand sstill. Nina is many, and yet there can only be one of her. The woman who fell to Earth cannot be replicated.

      Nina Hagen, the most beautiful, and most strident hell-raiser to toe the line between punk and pop, East and West and outta space that Germany has ever produced is finally back. On 09.12.2002 her new album Unity will be released on Grönland Records. It is her first album since Volksbeat in 2011. The time was more than ripe.

      The 12 songs on Unity take us on a wild journey through a densely woven musical jungle full of chirruping, buzzing and chittering. Country twang sung over spacey synth grooves and rock pop playing over dub and sexy slow funk. Some songs tell of biblical miracles, others are feisty political tirades, and then there are covers: a country classic, a Sheryl Crow hit and even a Bob Dylan song with German lyrics (“Die Antwort heißt ganz allein der Wind”) – really something that only a larger - than - life songstress can dare to do. Unity plays with a multifaceted mélange of textures, samples and everyday sounds. Amidst this rich foliage of sounds and themes there is, of course, that voice; in the wink of an eye it transitions from operatic to demonic, hitting insane high notes then plummeting to awe - inspiring deep bellows, as if she is trying to inter fuse the sexes. Nina Hagen screams and hisses, belts out lyrics and performs recitatives, rasps and reverberates in electronic distortions. She launches into musical dialogues and soliloquys. It is as if her voice is echoing in to our time from another world.

      In short, Unity is a piercing, warm - hearted and varied Nina Hagen spectacle. She is as prolific at 67 as she has ever been. And because she has never wasted time playing it safe or easing people into things, the album takes of f at full speed. “Shadrack” is shimmering half - sung, half - rapped power pop rock with a driving beat. It tells a Bible story that ends with the line: “That was a goodnight story for the soul about God’s kindness.” Nina Hagen, who has been a member of the Protestant Reformed Church since 2009, quotes a pop spiritual from American composer Robert MacGimsey that tells the story of three Hebrew men who God saves from a fiery death. From men walking in flames the album launches into Women of World, a feminist punk reggae anthem of solidarity, which was conceived with Jamaican singer Liz Mitchel and new wave icon Lene Lovich; a song with a message we may have heard often, but one that cannot be repeated often enough: “It’s all for one and one for all.”

      With her first single release “16 Tons ,” Nina Hagen has taken on a heavy burden: “You load 16 tons, what do you get? / Another day older and deeper in debt.” It is her version of the old American country-folk classic about Kentucky miners who se lives consisted of work ing themselves to the bone and overcoming constant hardships. Nina Hagen sings of the inescapable desperation of daily life – “muscle and blood and skin and bones” – in her deep, commanding and ominously vibrating voice. It features country twang updated for the year 2022 and recorded with plenty of erratic reverb, unwaveringly forward - moving groove and bone - dry electric guitars. “16 Tons” transports the filth and soot - laden socially critical mining song out of the year 1947 and into the year 2022. This song has been waiting for Nina Hagen. She lends the in some way s spookily topical lyrics the gravitas of an echo chamber for the centuries. “Unity” is a collaboration with funk visionary George Clinton. It is a wonderfully light ly flowing and cosmically glistening dub number that pays homage to the Black Lives Matter movement. The two of them wrote the song as an immediate response to the death of George Floyd. The synthesizer melodies swing like gentle waves to stuttering hi-hats while Nina and George sing against hate: “Positive vibrations surround the world’s nations!” The song “Atomwaffensperrvertrag” is explicitly political. In it, Nina Hagen remix es two sampled excerpts from speeches (one she gave in 2009 at the United Nation Freedom Festival at Brandenburg Gate and a UN speech from US politician Dennis Kucinich), creating a pulsing tour de force with country guitars, jumbled voices and frantic percussions.

      One thing has not changed since the beginning of her career. Nina Hagen is radical. She tries new things. She speaks her mind. She knows no limits, whether a rtistic or ideological. Entertainment and very earnestly meant messages still go hand in hand for her. Yes, there are indeed many, yet there is only one Nina Hagen.


      United Women Of The World
      16 Tons
      Gib Mir Deine Liebe
      Redemtion Day
      Geld, Geld, Geld
      Die Antwort Weiss Ganz Allein Der Wind
      Opne My Heart (Dinner Time)
      It Doesn`t Matter Now



        NEU! announce the release of a brand new boxset marking the 50th anniversary of their first record, with a Tribute album featuring reworks from The National, Idles, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Mogwai, Fink, Stephen Morris (New Order) & more.

        NEU!’s influence is undeniable. Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother, who had both previously been members of Kraftwerk, are a product not only of West Germany but of Düsseldorf. Like other experimental bands of the late 60s and early 70s gathered under the banner of Krautrock, they were driven by a mixture of political and artistic imperatives to reject the cliches and conventions of orthodox, blues-based Anglo-American rock and create a music that was, formally, West German in origin.

        NEU! are one of the great, belated success stories of rock music. Their influence is widespread, international, continued. Ian Curtis (Joy Division) played the rest of the group NEU! as part of their weekly education classes, David Bowie often spoke of his love for the duo and called them “Kraftwerk's wayward, anarchistic brothers”, in the 1990s Stereolab paid NEU! homage in their Franco-Germanic avant-Europop and further co-signs come from Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sonic Youth and Placebo.


        A1. Hallogallo
        A2. Sonderangebot
        A3. Weissensee
        B1. Im Glück
        B2. Negativland
        B3. Lieber Honig

        C1. Für Immer (Forever)
        C2. Spitzenqualität
        C3. Gedenkminute (Für A + K)
        C4. Lila Engel (Lilac Angel)
        D1. Neuschnee 78
        D2. Super 16
        D3. Neuschnee
        D4. Cassetto
        D5. Super 78
        D6. Hallo Excentrico!
        D7. Super

        E1. Isi
        E2. Seeland
        E3. Leb' Wohl
        F1. Hero
        F2. E-Musik
        F3. After Eight

        G1. Im Glück (The National Remix)
        G2. Weissensee (Fink Version)
        H1. Super (Mogwai Remix)
        H2. Alexis Taylor – “4+1=5”

        I1. Hallogallo (Stephen Morris And Gabe Gurnsey Remix)
        I2. Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen Remix)
        I3. Super (Man Man Cover)
        J1. Negativland (Idles Negative Space Rework)
        J2. Guerilla Toss - "Zum Herz"
        J3. After Eight (They Hate Change Cover)

        David Sylvian

        Sleepwalkers - 2022 Reissue

          Grönland Records announce a revised, remastered reissue of‘Sleepwalkers’ by David Sylvian. Available as a gatefold digipack CD and a gatefold double LP with exclusive art print, this new edition also features the previously unreleased track ‘Modern Interiors’. 

          In the 00s, David Sylvian produced two of his strongest and most solitary statements, ‘Blemish’ and ‘Manafon’, but those records don’t tell the whole story. During that the same period, Sylvian created an alternate body of work: a series of collaborations and side projects with leading talents of pop and improv, electronic and contemporary classical music. The best of these recordings are gathered here on ‘Sleepwalkers’, meticulously sequenced and remixed. The fruits of one-off meetings and lifelong partnerships, they jump from bliss to intrigue, romance to sensuality, as arch experiments lead into the lushest pop. 

          The single ‘World Citizen - I Won’t Be Disappointed’, written with Ryuichi Sakamoto, is a sublime example, with an impeccable melody and lyric warmed by Sylvian’s gorgeous tenor. Sylvian has worked with Sakamoto for close to three decades. 

          “As many of you will already be aware, despite relativelyc ontinuous work on solo albums, I’ve maintained strong ties with a number of musicians throughout my life in one context or another. On this new collection, let’s call it ‘Sleepwalkers 2.0’, a selection of collaborative work produced over the period encompassing Blemish through to Manafon, I’ve included compositions by Nine Horses as well as more fleeting flirtations and one-offs. Neglected offspring. Represented also is long term friend and writing partner, Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as more recent but potentially equally productive partnerships such as Christian Fennesz, ArveHenriksen and contemporary classical composer Dai Fujikura.


          1. Sleepwalkers
          2. Money For All
          3. Do You Know Me Now?
          4 .Angels
          5. World Citizen - I Won’t Be
          6. Disappointed
          7. Five Lines
          8. The Day The Earth Stole
          9. Heaven
          10. Modern Interiors
          11. Exit / Delete
          12. Pure Genius
          13. Wonderful World
          14. Transit
          15. World Citizen
          16. The World Is Everything
          17. Thermal
          18. Sugarfuel
          19. Trauma

          Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni

          As Long As The Light

            On "As Long As The Light" Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia) collaborates with the Italian musician Vittoria Maccabruni. Vittoria Maccabruni creates predominantly dark moods with her sound constructions, which then create a reciprocal emotional play with Michael Rother's melodies and guitar harmonies in the song. The result of this collaboration manifests itself under the title „As Long As The Light“, an unspent joy of playing in eight songs that also breaks new ground with regard to Rother's broad oeuvre, which now spans half a century.

            TRACK LISTING

            Edgy Smiles
            Exp 1
            You Look At Me
            See Through
            Forget This
            Codrive Me
            Happy (Slow Burner)

            David Sylvian & Holger Czukay

            Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability

              "Plight & Premonition, Flux & Mutability", both titles are predicated on instability. Meanings are equally mutable, perhaps the beginning of a spiritual journey, a climate of uncertainty, the experience of improvisation, a door opening (that may quickly close again). That first nocturnal session in the Can studio began unconsciously, or at least without initial awareness that music was being made, Sylvian enjoying the opportunity to play a pump organ, then growing aware of a slippage in the room as Czukay played orchestral samples through the fold back system: “I fell into a trance.” Ethereal sounds looped through the space. He moved to the piano, searching for something concrete. After ten or fifteen minutes he found it, only to hear Czukay tell him to move on: “He’d only wanted the process, the uncertainty, the ambiguity of the searching out of ideas.” The night wore on; as soon as fixity or some compositional motif crept in, so the machines would be taken out of record, as if establishing an equilibrium between the transience of making and the indelibility of recording. 

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Patrick says: Two superbly esoteric electronic recordings from the very late eighties get their first ever vinyl reissue thanks to those fine folks at Gronland. The work of musical auteurs David Sylvian and Holger Czukay, these four pieces offer a purity of sound, progressive approach to audio and immersive arrangement. Far out!

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Plight (The Spiralling Of Winter Ghosts)
              B1. Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)
              C1. Flux (A Big, Bright, Colourful World)
              D1. Mutability (A New Beginning Is In The Offing)

              Previously available as part of the Harmonia - Deluxe box set, this album features live material and studio recordings showing them at their best.

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              Tiki-Taka At Harmonia Studio In Forst (1975)
              Live At Onkel Pö In Hamburg (1975)
              Proto-Deluxe At Harmonia Studio In Forst (1975)
              Live At Farbrik In Hamburg (1975)


              Musik Von Harmonia - Remastered

              Musik Von Harmonia is the debut album from the highly influential Krautrock/Kosmische Musik group Harmonia. Harmonia, was formed by the addition of Neu! guitarist Michael Rother to Cluster, the duo of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius. They recorded the album from June to November 1973, in Forst Germany.

              Ned Raggett's review for Allmusic opens: "The debut Harmonia album is at once a product of their source bands and a fine new twist on them, resulting in music that captures what for many is the Krautrock ideal..." He adds "'s at once playful and murky, steady and mechanical, a supergroup of sorts who easily achieves and maintains such a seemingly overstated status by embracing a variety of approaches that work wonders."

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Darryl says: Sublime Krautrock album, and one of the best in my humble opinion, from the combined talents of Michael Rother from Neu! and Moebius and Roedelius of Cluster fame.

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Watussi
              2 Sehr Komisch
              3 Sonnenschein
              4 Dino
              5 Ohrwurm
              6 Ahoi
              7 Veterano
              8 Hausmusik

              Harmonia was a Krautrock supergroup, containing Roedelius and Moebius from Cluster and Michael Rother from Neu! Recorded and released in 1975, this was a perfect combination of the sounds of the two bands, ESSENTIAL!!!

              Ned Raggett's review for Allmusic opens: "A touch more immediate and song-oriented than its predecessor, but no less enchanting and lovely to hear, Deluxe again features the trio experimenting with a variety of approaches, most particularly including vocals here and there for the first time."

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Deluxe (Immer Weiter)
              2 Walky Talky
              3 Monza (Rauf Und Runter)
              4 Notre Dame
              5 Golum
              6 Kekse



                ‘Imagori’ is the first collaborative recording from musical trailblazers Hans-Joachim Roedelius (of Cluster, Harmonia etc.) and Christoph H. Müller (Gotan Project).

                Electronic beats, buoyant piano melodies and percussive elements - an album with atmospheric density that is warm and harmonious throughout.

                Release of the NEU! album "86", which Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother originally recorded in 1985 / 86.

                'I'm thrilled about the release of the album NEU! '86 which Klaus Dinger and I originally recorded in 1985/86, but left unfinished back then and which led to some unfortunate problems between Klaus and myself in the 90s. I now completely reworked the album from original multitrack and master tapes, and unearthed a few yet unknown tracks which are essential for a full understanding of what Klaus and I focussed on for NEU! in the mid 80s. It was my aim to present Klaus Dinger´s musical strengths and visions just as much as my own ideas. The best musical result was to be my only guideline, not the ego. All during the emotional process of reworking our album Klaus was on my mind and I contemplated what he would think about my decisions. I was very relieved and moved to hear from his heir, Miki Yui, who contributed many valuable ideas to the making of the box set, that she was pleased with the result I presented with the album NEU! '86'. - Michael Rother.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Intro (Haydn Slo-Mo)
                2. Danzing
                3. Crazy
                4. Drive (Grundfunken)
                5. La Bomba (Stop Apartheid Worldwide)
                6. Elanoizan
                7. Wave Mother
                8. Paradise Walk
                9. Euphoria
                10. Vier Half
                11. Good Life
                12. November
                13. KD


                Neu 75

                  Rother and Dinger with their third (and for many years) their last studio work together. The insistent rhythms and the phased guitar and drums are as timeless as ever and in this new, official remastered edition the music seems as vital as it did when it came out all those years ago. This is probably their finest album, essential stuff!!

                  TRACK LISTING

                  After Eight

                  A milestone in the history of ambient/electronic music, this legendary 1976 album has been unavailable for nearly 10 years. Now remastered and including three previously unreleased tracks.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Welcome
                  2. Atmosphere
                  3. Vamos Companeros
                  4. By The Riverside
                  5. Luneburg Heath
                  6. Sometimes In Autumn
                  7. Weird Dream
                  8. Almost
                  9. Les Demoiselles
                  10. When Shade Was Born
                  11. Trace
                  12. Aubade


                  Live 1974

                    The legendary Harmonia's first release in 31 years. While it's a live recording, there's no gig atmosphere - simply the sound of a band locked into a groove. "Live 1974" is a gig recording capturing Michael Rother (NEU!), Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius jamming with that typical impassive euphoria. It is more in the vein of their first album "Musik Von Harmonia": imagine the humming seascape pieces from "Neu! 75" augmented by the gently chattering rhythm patterns of Cluster's "Zuckerzeit". A recording that sounds as fresh as any work of their Krautrock influenced peers of today - Aphex Twin, Fujiya & Miyagi and Secret Machines come to mind. The five lengthy tracks here have an enveloping momentum that makes them feel like they could, or indeed should, go on forever.



                      Fresh after leaving Kraftwerk in the fall of 1971 for what they perceived to be a lack of vision, guitarist Michael Rother and drummer Klaus Dinger formed their own unit and changed the face of German rock forever. Dinger's mechanical, cut time drumming and Rother's two-note bass runs adorned with cleverly manipulated and dreamy guitar riffs and fills were the hallmarks of the "motorik" sound that would become the band's trademark. Neu!'s debut album was driving music for the apocalypse in 1971. 

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Martin says: It is almost impossible to do justice to an album like this. The wellspring of the genre that came to be known as Krautrock - and possibly its finest hour - emerged from Dusseldorf in 1971, part of a cultural watershed marking the point at which a nation began to look to the future instead of over it's shoulder. The very definition of 'modern'.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Im Glück
                      Lieber Honig

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