The Notwist ‎– Neon Golden

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One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand 3:15
Pilot 4:28
Pick Up The Phone 3:55
Trashing Days 3:24
This Room 4:45
Solitaire 3:29
One With The Freaks 3:38
Neon Golden 5:54
Off The Rail 3:27
Consequence 5:13

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
20184-2, 7243 812124 2 4 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album) City Slang, Virgin 20184-2, 7243 812124 2 4 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
20184-2 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album, Promo) City Slang, Big Store 20184-2 2001 Sell This Version
20184-2, none The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album, Promo) City Slang, Big Store 20184-2, none UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
20184-2 The Notwist Neon Golden(2xCD, Mini, Album, Promo) City Slang 20184-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
20184-2 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album) City Slang 20184-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DNO 010 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album) Domino USA DNO 010 US 2002 Sell This Version
20184-2, 7243 8 12124 2 4 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album) City Slang, Virgin 20184-2, 7243 8 12124 2 4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
URA 066 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album) Spunk URA 066 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
20184-2, 7243 810910 2 9, 810910 2, none The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album, Dig) City Slang, Virgin, Virgin, Labels, Big Store 20184-2, 7243 810910 2 9, 810910 2, none Europe 2002 Sell This Version
20184-1, 724381091012, 20184-2, 810910 2 The Notwist Neon Golden(LP, Album) City Slang, Virgin, City Slang, Virgin 20184-1, 724381091012, 20184-2, 810910 2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
DOMUS10CD The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album) Domino USA DOMUS10CD US 2003 Sell This Version
DOMUS10LP The Notwist Neon Golden(LP + 12", S/Sided + Album) Domino USA DOMUS10LP US 2003 Sell This Version
SLANG0680057 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album + DVD-V + Ltd, RE, Del) City Slang SLANG0680057 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG9550063 The Notwist Neon Golden(CD, Album, RE) City Slang SLANG9550063 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG9550064 The Notwist Neon Golden(LP, Album, RE) City Slang SLANG9550064 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG9550064, SLANG0680057P The Notwist Neon Golden(LP, Album, RE + DVD-V) City Slang, City Slang SLANG9550064, SLANG0680057P Europe 2010 Sell This Version

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WakiMiko

WakiMiko

October 26, 2014
referencing Neon Golden, LP, Album, RE, SLANG9550064
My version came with a jewel case sized lyrics booklet, definitely not 10''. Do I have a different release or is the data on this one incorrect?
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 26, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Neon Golden, CD, Album, DOMUS10CD

A perfectly delightful album. Sure, it's pop music, complete with lyrics, but if you have to listen to pop music, why not make it more challenging? "One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand" has all the quiet delicacy of a folk songs suddenly gone glitch. The emotional intensity of "This Room" is punctuated not only by the drums, but by the clicks and buzzes in the background as well. The strings that kick off "Solitaire" clash with the heavy percussion and the cold, affectless vocals. The classical flourishes on "Off the Rails" add a light quality that elevates the song into a romantic realm. And the moody elegance of "Scoop" rounds out the album, balancing the moderated cheeriness elsewhere. Pop should always sound this good.
pauldailey

pauldailey

January 24, 2004
referencing Neon Golden, CD, Album, Dig, 20184-2, 7243 810910 2 9, 810910 2, none
Released quite a while back on German label (City Slang), this disc from Munich based Electronic Pop band, The Notwist has had a strange life. Included on numerous “best of 2002” lists, it was overlooked and neglected by music fans everywhere. It finally gained a domestic release (February 2003) on Domino Records, a label that unfortunately has equally unimpressive marketing and distribution abilities. In spite of this relative obscurity, Neon Golden stands as a shining example that great music can (on rare occasion) persevere.

Beginning in Weilheim, Germany as a heavy metal outfit, Markus and Micha Acher and Martin Messerschmid, released two albums filled with hammering drums and guitar solos (The Notwist and Nook) before sincerely considering calling it quits. Listening to those albums now, one would be hard pressed to believe this is the same band. In the mid 90s, they decided to add Martin Console and enlist his expertise working with electronic beats and production techniques. Their first album together, Shrink was a massive step forward and utterly different from anything else made at the time. It combined many unique and distinct styles, from rock, folk and electro beats and was very much ahead of its time.

Jump forward to 2002, and their release of Neon Golden. Its hypnotic rhythms and funky blips and bleeps stand in stark contrast to the evocative calmness of Markus Acher’s voice; producing a truly stunning record. Unlike many electronic bands, The Notwist have an amazing ability to give their tracks breathing room. Instead of piling on the beats, samples and overdubs, they take a minimal approach and leave you captivated and lost in contemplative thought. A decade into their career, The Notwist have created a tour de force and one of the best CDs I have heard in years.
panik

panik

December 4, 2003
referencing Neon Golden, CD, Album, DOMUS10CD

A tremendous piece of electro-guitar-pop. Electro because their sound is filled with tiny bits, keyboards, clicks, shifts and cuts. But the guitars and vocals stay ahead of the rich texture of layer upon layer of sounds.

The whole album sounds like they just had to use every single recording track available, but it doesn't choke the sound, that remains fresh, open, translucent.

The vocals are mesmerizing, special. I'd even dare to put it simply like this: european. The way the singer utters the words seems more like adding another layer of sounds, than pure singing of text. Often dreamy, subtle, swinging, never aggressive.

a tremendous piece of pop. Because in the end, this is pure pop-music. with an edge that's sharp, long, thick and very dynamic.
DelAfroChick

DelAfroChick

April 2, 2003
referencing Neon Golden, CD, Album, Dig, 20184-2, 7243 810910 2 9, 810910 2, none

I find this cd totally different from the other one's of the notwist. Actually I like this one the most. It contains a lot of great songs and the electronic music used in each song is magnificent. The cd is so intense...I was really stunned. Even if you don't really like electronic music, you Will like this record!