From the archival department. Out February 22: Michael Rother, Solo
Here's a much-needed blast of good news: Berlin label Groenland is releasing a box set of Neu!/Harmonia/Kraftwerk guitarist Michael Rother's first four solo LPs as well as unreleased material that includes soundtracks for the films Die Raeuber and Houston. Solo encompasses Flammende Herzen (1977), Sterntaler (1978), Katzenmusik (1979), and Fernwarme (1982), plus Soundtracks and Remixes & Live (the latter two LPs are exclusive to the vinyl box set). With Neu! and Harmonia, Rother helped to create a vastly influential strain of krautrock featuring motorik rhythms that were inexhaustibly inspirational.
Speaking about the release, Michael said:
"I'm incredibly excited to announce my new boxset Solo. The opportunity to release my first four solo albums, as well as some new music in one package is amazing. This is a body of work that I'm very proud of."