November 16, 2010 – 3:53 am

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Michael Rother, Steve Shelly, Aaron Mullan
New York 2010 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Festival, New York City, NY; August 6, 2010. Very good soundboard, sourced from audio stream.

From Kraftwerk to Neu! and now Hallogallo 2010, German experimental musician and composer Michael Rother has teamed up with drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and bassist Aaron Mullan (Tall Firs) to form a new group playing Neu!’s electronic rock music live for the first time in 35 years.

As describes it, “Neu!’s sound is built around a relentless driving 4/4 beat known as the motorik (the literal translation is “motor skill”), the aural equivalent of euphorically speeding down the Autobahn. Atop this hypnotic and eminently danceable beat floats Rother’s heavily processed guitar and ambient electronics that sound like a rocket ship bound for the astral plane, a water drip or tape loops backward.” That is precisely how the opening, self-titled track comes across - perfect for that drive along that expressway to your skull.

Or as Matlin commented on the internet: “Rother is one of the great, mostly unsung, guitar heroes. His solo albums are timeless instrumental works that feel to me like the Shadows and the Ventures refracted through a post-Hendrix-Kraut-Avant prism.”

Racy and absorbing, and with Shelley keeping perfect time, it will be a surprise if this isn’t the next thing to go into your iPod.

Thanks to seasob for sharing the tracks on Dime.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, this recording has never been officially released.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Hallogallo 2010 (unreleased) (21.1MB)
Track 02. Neutronics 98 (A Tribute to Conny Plank) (17.8MB)
Track 03. Aroma Club B3 (12.5MB)
Track 04. Deluxe (14.5MB)
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Track 05. Veteranissimo (13.7MB)
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Track 06. Hallogallo / intros (3.1MB)
Track 07. Negativland (17.1MB)

Michael Rother - guitars
Steve Shelley - drums
Aaron Mullan - bass

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  1. 14 Responses to “NEU!’S MICHAEL ROTHER - NEW YORK 2010”

  2. Omigod you guys - I just got home from work, checked out your site first thing which basically I do daily, and what do I see? NEW (NEU!) MICHAEL ROTHER? Whoa! this is what makes this website so awesome - you guys GET IT! I haven’t even downloaded it yet - doing that right now. I’ll get back to you. . .

    By Daniel Kershner on Nov 16, 2010

  3. according to the wnyc site that actually did the brdcst itself the only track after veteranissimo is dino. i recorded the feed from the site itself and it comes out to just under 61mins. i know that this show was very much abbreviated from the other shows that they would do on the actual tour which i didnt get to see. the shows that they charged admission for were only $20 and they went to columbus and chicago. i wasnt in columbus when they went there altho i live only blocks from where they played and i couldnt get to the chicago show altho its an hour from where i am actually staying. the show was listed as being at 9pm but they dont get on stage til 1030pm. that made it impossible for me to attend. the reviews afterwards said that the shows were the event of the year. i have actually looked forward to seeing rother in one form or another for 35 yrs on stage. id love to have a full show from this tour. but a big thanks to bigo anyway for providing this one to those who didnt have it.
    if anyone wants more info on this check out–

    btw-there is a 7 inch single out there now with two songs that they have released totalling just under 11mins. the two songs are Blinkgürtel and Drone Schlager. i think they sell them at the gigs. im sure there are other ways to get these. i found mine online and downloaded it. i have no idea where tho. it was purely by accident.
    theres also a box set with approximately 42 trax by neu! i highly recommend this for krautrock fans.

    By darth on Nov 16, 2010

  4. No words!

    By Rochacrimson on Nov 17, 2010

  5. Drone Schlager and Blinkgurtel are on iTunes as well for $1.98 (Canadian). Can’t find any streaming sites.

    By raoul duke on Nov 17, 2010

  6. NEU! and HARMONIA music comes to life! This is superb! Here’s hoping these guys keep going and put out some official stuff. Great score, BIGO and thank you! And to raoul duke - thanks for the tip on DRONE SCHLAGER and BLINKGURTEL being on itunes - got it!

    By Daniel Kershner on Nov 18, 2010

  7. well ill share the two songs (drone schlager and blinkgurtel) via email with anyone who wishes to send me two rare songs that i couldnt get easily. i like full info and i dont want songs that i can get on any old cd etc. but perhaps some rarities? my email is [email protected]
    i dont think hallogallo2010 has any other songs released and i am always interested in anything of that type of sound. mp3s are fine. feel free to email me. i can accept pando and i can use rapidshare or any other site for downloading for free. peace.

    By darth on Nov 20, 2010

  8. I was at this show. An amazing night.
    I also wrote a recap of it. You can read that here:

    By DaveCromwell on Nov 27, 2010

  9. Normally I do not read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to check
    out and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice article.

    By on Jul 27, 2013

  10. so sad…. :(( the html downloads from this Pearl all inactive… very sad..

    By Eddie_1412 on Jun 30, 2015

  11. this item is one of the greatest items ever offered on this site. it is seriously in my top 10. if u want the 3 tracks 1/2/7 email bigo and ask for those tracks to be re-upped or posted and he will accomodate u.
    while youre at it ask him for more material like this or along the lines of this style of music. he wont listen to me. lol. ive been begging him for over a decade. haha.

    By darth on Jun 30, 2015

  12. thank you for the new links!

    By moodyxadi on Dec 16, 2015

  13. Anyone have the original in FLAC or WAV? The ones I’ve found online are poor quality even though its FLAC format (skips, gets very quiet after track 3, etc.)

    By Gor on Mar 28, 2018

  14. Anyone out there still have these tracks? All links dead :-(

    By jimcrak on Sep 29, 2018

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