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Michael Rother

Michael Rother
Country
Germany
Profile
Born in 1950 in Hamburg, Germany. Rother was in the group Spirit of Sound with Wolfgang Riechmann and Wolfgang Flür until 1970. For a very short time he played with Kraftwerk, though it was in between their first two albums and he is not featured on any of their official releases. When he left Kraftwerk, he took with him Klaus Dinger and together they became Neu!. Simultaneously to that band, Rother collaborated with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster in a new project called Harmonia. In 1976 he decided to go solo, though he still tours with Moebius sometimes.
Website
http://michaelrother.de
Related articles (8)
Releases on file (14)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock Part 1 Various Artists — Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock Part 1
(Zeitgeist Media no#, 2019, DVD)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Friends — Theaterworks Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Friends — Theaterworks
(Multimood MRC 016, 1994, CD)
Neu! — Neu! 4 Neu! — Neu! 4
(Captain Trip CTCD-020, 1986/1995, CD)
Neu! — Neu! '86 Neu! — Neu! '86
(Grönland CDGRON IV, 1986/2010, CD)
Michael Rother — Flammende Herzen Michael Rother — Flammende Herzen
(Water 204, 1977/2004, CD)
Harmonia — Deluxe Harmonia — Deluxe
(Brain 07314 5275662 6, 1975/2010, CD)
Neu! — Neu! '75 Neu! — Neu! '75
(Grönland CDGRON III, 1975/2008, CD)
Harmonia — Live 1974 Harmonia — Live 1974
(Water 208, 1974/2007, CD)
Harmonia — Musik von Harmonia Harmonia — Musik von Harmonia
(Brain 06024 9812983 8, 1974/2010, CD)
Neu! — Neu! 2 Neu! — Neu! 2
(Grönland CDGRON II, 1973/2008, CD)
Neu! — Neu! Neu! — Neu!
(Grönland CDGRON I, 1972/2008, CD)
Neu! — Neu! '72 Live! In Düsseldorf Neu! — Neu! '72 Live! In Düsseldorf
(Captain Trip CTCD-045, 1972/1996, CD)

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