Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

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Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby The Modernist » 19 Jan 2009, 00:09

The two halves of Neu!..how do they compare?

I tend to prefer the more motorik side of Neu! so I might prefer La Dusseldorf, but I haven't really heard much from either band so how would you assess them in comparison to each other?

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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby king feeb » 19 Jan 2009, 01:33

You're pretty much correct in that La Dusseldorf has a bit more motorik action. They're also less droney and more song-oriented than Neu!

But Harmonia has more melodic smarts and more imaginative sounds, I'd say. And Harmonia's Deluxe certainly has some driving tracks, with drumming by Mani Neumaier of Guru Guru.

The first La Dusseldorf album and Harmonia's Deluxe would probably be the ones to check out first.
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby James R » 19 Jan 2009, 04:30

As I see it, Harmonia didn't write "Cha Cha 2000". Therefore La Dusseldorf, who did, win.
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 19 Jan 2009, 05:43

I prefer them both
excellent albums from both bands
DeLuxe and Viva are great pop-albums
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby Magilla » 19 Jan 2009, 07:37

The La D debut is one of my very favourite krautrock albums, I rate it as the greatest thing Klaus Dinger ever did. But the two Harmonia albums are very strong in their own right as well and after the majestic gig I saw by them on Saturday, they've gone up even further in my estimation.
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby Balboa » 19 Jan 2009, 18:55

Harmonia for me - their sense of melody is superior and that is something that hooks me in.
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby Toby » 19 Jan 2009, 19:37

Harmonia. I love the relentlessness of La D but the melodic sense of wonder imbued by Roedelius and Moebius gives them the edge. I always feel when listening to "Deluxe" that I'm on the cusp of discovering something truly beautiful.

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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby jimboo » 19 Jan 2009, 19:44

Cannot choose. Get both , buy everything. You know it makes sense.
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby The Modernist » 19 Jan 2009, 20:06

jimboo wrote:Cannot choose. Get both , buy everything. You know it makes sense.


:lol: . I'm sure that's what I'll choose to do. Next time in town I'll see what I can pick up. Thanks for the comments everyone, that's been quite helpful.

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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 19 Jan 2009, 20:14

Dr Modernist wrote:
jimboo wrote:Cannot choose. Get both , buy everything. You know it makes sense.


:lol: . I'm sure that's what I'll choose to do. Next time in town I'll see what I can pick up. Thanks for the comments everyone, that's been quite helpful.


And pick up some Cluster while you're at it, G!

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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 19 Jan 2009, 20:19

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Dr Modernist wrote:
jimboo wrote:Cannot choose. Get both , buy everything. You know it makes sense.


:lol: . I'm sure that's what I'll choose to do. Next time in town I'll see what I can pick up. Thanks for the comments everyone, that's been quite helpful.


And pick up some Cluster while you're at it, G!


The La Düsseldorf catalogue is remastered if me not wrongly informed
According to Record Collector their album is out on the label Water
check it out before you buy the old ones, could be and improvement on the sound
as the old ones has something to wish for
not sure the new ones are remastered, but anyway......
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby jimboo » 19 Jan 2009, 20:23

Sir John Coan wrote:
Dr Modernist wrote:
jimboo wrote:Cannot choose. Get both , buy everything. You know it makes sense.


:lol: . I'm sure that's what I'll choose to do. Next time in town I'll see what I can pick up. Thanks for the comments everyone, that's been quite helpful.


And pick up some Cluster while you're at it, G!



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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby C » 19 Jan 2009, 21:41

king feeb wrote:The first La Dusseldorf album and Harmonia's Deluxe would probably be the ones to check out first.


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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby Mychael » 20 Jan 2009, 08:31

Conny OliVetTi wrote:The La Düsseldorf catalogue is remastered if me not wrongly informed
According to Record Collector their album is out on the label Water
check it out before you buy the old ones...


The three La Düsseldorf albums were remastered (from the original masters, after years of legal confusion) in 2005. These are the releases on Warner/Telefunken.

Beware of CDs from Japan (taken from Dinger's last remaining vinyl copy). And the Water releases from the UK (mentioned in Record Colector and other mags) are quite dubious - they don't mention the original sources... (and claim to be the "first official CD release" - which is nonsense.)
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Re: Harmonia v La Dusseldorf.

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 20 Jan 2009, 09:44

Mychael wrote:
Conny OliVetTi wrote:The La Düsseldorf catalogue is remastered if me not wrongly informed
According to Record Collector their album is out on the label Water
check it out before you buy the old ones...


The three La Düsseldorf albums were remastered (from the original masters, after years of legal confusion) in 2005. These are the releases on Warner/Telefunken.

Beware of CDs from Japan (taken from Dinger's last remaining vinyl copy). And the Water releases from the UK (mentioned in Record Colector and other mags) are quite dubious - they don't mention the original sources... (and claim to be the "first official CD release" - which is nonsense.)


Thanks for much needed info.
Warner/Telefunken it is :-)
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