MICHAEL ROTHER (NEU!, HARMONIA, KRAFTWERK)
3:00pm, Sat 24th March, 2012
The Toff In Town, VIC
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Featuring guest: Sophia Brous, Mick Harvey on Drums and other guest musicians performing experimental improvisation, the music of neu!, harmonia and selected solo works. *Dieter Moebius will not be performing at this eventWell-known for his incredible work in NEU!, Harmonia and Kraftwerk bands whose music shaped much of rock and electronica to today multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Rothers cult status is largely due to his infrequent touring and elusive recordings. Fans of his 70s art-rock catalogue will be treated to some of his most important and popular work on this tour.
Rother could be said to be responsible for the huge wave of popularity that art-rock, Krautrock and experimental electronica rode in the 70s, making him an important figure in contemporary musics history. A precursor to trance, electro-pop and experimental art-rock, Rother pioneered hypnotic and intense beats as well as spacious, avant-garde sounds that characterised the work of NEU!.
Previous collaborative partners include Sonic Youths drummer Steve Shelley, John Frusciante and Red Hot Chili Peppers. In 2010, Rother and his band Hallogallo played New Yorks ATP festival.
Rothers music features incredible synthesizer sounds that will transport you to another time the future that was imagined in the past, a different world; a space age daydream.
Tickets $30.00 + BF on sale from Moshtix - phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on-line: www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (City). Doors 3.00pm
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