Has Neu! gone soft on us?!? Side A says yes, yet it still has their trademark qualities - mechanical repetition, slightly psychedelic and ambient, flowing water - but instead of being presented with a creepy canoe ride through the backwaters like on their first album, it's waves on a peaceful beach - almost like a self-meditation tape gone kraut. Side B nearly sounds like a different band, one looking at punk through a telescope, with more bits of weather-oriented sound collage. Pretty wicked, and the perfect companion to their self-titled.