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Michael Rother

Michael Rother
Country
Germany
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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.
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http://michaelrother.de
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Releases on file (8)
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)
Michael Rother — Flammende Herzen Michael Rother — Flammende Herzen
(Water 204, 1977/2004, CD)
Harmonia — Deluxe Harmonia — Deluxe
(Brain 07314 5275662 6, 1975/2010, 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! '72 Live! In Düsseldorf Neu! — Neu! '72 Live! In Düsseldorf
(Captain Trip CTCD-045, 1972/1996, CD)

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2019-01-31
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2019-01-11
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2019-01-02
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2018-12-23
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2018-11-16
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Sangiuliano - Take Off – An amazing album from 1978. Tony Sangiuliano was a one man keyboard show, assisted only by a drummer and female soprano; he could well be thought of as Italy's answer to Heaven and Hell period...  (1994) » Read more

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