Neu Rot – Halt An – AWLP035 – LP


  1. Sometimes Neu Rot 2:02
  2. Die Schlange Neu Rot 2:02
  3. Unbekannter Fall Neu Rot 2:02
  4. Gefahr Neu Rot 2:02
  5. 789-0 Neu Rot 2:02
  6. Halt an Neu Rot 2:02
  7. Bewegung Neu Rot 2:02
  8. Trauerfeier Neu Rot 2:02
  9. Leben in der Gegenwart Neu Rot 2:02
  10. Was ich kann Neu Rot 2:02

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The Leipzig band Neu Rot represented a singular phenomenon within the alternative music reservoir of the GDR. As with so many bands that cultivated a more sophisticated sound in the late 80s, Neu Rot’s beginnings had been in punk rock. But, with a remarkable rigour against itself, the band steadily worked its way towards post-rock. This thorough process came to fruition in 1988 with the production of the tape “Halt An”. It had been preceded by the band’s struggle for its very own means and their technical feasibility. Neu Rot’s pilgrimage to its own centre was not unimpeded. The band’s name was perceived by the GDR’s cultural watchdogs as an erratic chain of associations between the suspicious word “Neu” and the ideological signal colour red. The band was legal, but its lyrics were deemed illegal. The edition of “Halt An” was somewhere between over fifty and under one hundred copies.

Jörg Stein (voc, g, casio sk-1, yamaha ps-2) Karsten Maaß (bg, voc)
Anke Mehlhorn (vl, casio sk-1)
Henrik Eiler (dr, voc, casio sk-1)

Produced by Mike Stolle & Jörg Stein

Lyrics by Jörg Stein, except „Sometimes“ and for „Die Schlange“ by Christoph Wielepp

Tape artwork by Daniel Schörnig
Tape cover photos by Daniel Schörnig

Published by Henryk Gericke
Liner notes by Henryk Gericke

Remastered by Black Flag Mastering/ Friedemann Kootz

© Music by Neu Rot
except „Sometimes“ (traditional)

recorded Oktober 1988, Leipzig

Thanks to:
Mike Stolle, Adrian Neumann, Nikolaus Michael, Horst Pfaff, Andreas Berger, Christoph Wielepp, Daniel Schörnig and to the unknown roommate Lachmund

Christian Andersen, Michael Barthel, Sarah Baumann, Ralph Gabriel, Ronald Galenza, Jakob Geisler, Ulrike Geisler, Gerd Gericke, Elke Grabinski, Gabriele Herzog, Egmont Hesse, Sabine Jansen, Siegfried Männer, Bettina Matten-Gericke, Christian Morin, Frank Siewert, Philipp Strobel, Christoph Tannert, Stefan Widdess, Margarete Wohlan
In memory of Michael Pfaff.



East Berlin, Minimal Synth, Post Punk, Power Electronics


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