Every Record I Own - Day 322: Thomas Dinger Für Mich
I’m out in Chicago working on writing a new album, so I’m keeping this one short.
A couple of years ago I was on a krautrock binge where I’d buy pretty much anything that had an affiliation with Neu! or Can. Thomas Dinger is the brother of Neu! drummer Klaus Dinger. He played on side B of Neu! ‘75 when Klaus took over guitar and vocal duties and was a full-time member of Klaus’s anthemic ‘80s band, La Düsseldorf.
Für Mich came highly recommended to me by a record store clerk at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. And sure enough, the steady motorik pulse and layered atmospheres of Neu! must have been in the Dinger bloodline, because they’re on full display here. It’s like taking a bong rip with your morning cup of black coffee while watching the sun rise.