Here's a much-needed blast of good news: Berlin label Groenland will be releasing a box set of Neu!/Harmonia/Kraftwerk guitarist Michael Rother's first four solo LPs on February 22, 2019. Titled Solo, the box will encompass Flammende Herzen (1977), Sterntaler (1978), Katzenmusik (1979) and Fernwärme (1982), as well as unreleased soundtracks for the films Die Raeuber and Houston and an album of live tracks and remixes. Solo will be available on vinyl and CD.
With Neu! and Harmonia, Rother helped to create a vastly influential strain of krautrock featuring motorik rhythms that were inexhaustibly inspirational.