Michael Rother is a name synonymous with progressive German rock. From his participation in an early incarnation of Kraftwerk through his own legendary art rock band Neu! to his propulsive, ethereal solo albums, Rother has created one of underground rock’s most unique discographies. This music is defined by his glowing, lyrical guitar sound, attention to textural ambience, and love of motorik rhythm. Hugely influential, Rother’s work over the last four decades reflects a highly personal vision.
Rother was born in 1950 in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up and attended school in Munich, Wilmslow, England, Karachi, Pakistan, and Dusseldorf. In Dusseldorf Rother played guitar in a band called Spirits of Sound that also included Wolfgang Fluer,... Read More