MICHAEL ROTHER Tickets
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Sound Control, Manchester
Rated 5 out of 5 by discodave from It was effing brand Neu! Another great gig at Brudenell. We've got naff all going on in Newcastle right now so I find myself driving to Leeds and back more and more these days. Rother and his band were fantastic, and what a nice guy. Sound was spot on. Loved it.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huhu from Michael Rother genius of the age and part source in all that is good in modern music Your are witnessing a true giant of music when you see Rother live not a legend because there are still so many people unaware that he and his shipmates in Neu and Harmonia are responsible for so so much of today,s contemporary music . A man of few words he nevertheless managed in his very brief exchanges with the wall to wall audience of hipsters an aura of warmth . Boy does he make me jealous he is a pensioner yet naturally looks like someone midway through his forties whilst his Drummer Hans Lampe appears not so fortunate in sipping from the fountain of youth but his metronomic percussion is perfection in place and time. My experience of the gig was enhanced when I managed to get up close and personal to witness Lampe at his drumkit the sound is immense whilst his effort seems utterly effortless you expect to see some magic up close but in actual fact you are just as well closing your eyes and freeing yourself up to the motorik drive. The gig was good great grand yet not much to see at all ,its value was in what you heard , and that is 99% genuis of the past 99.9% genius of the present and a whole lot of the future Bowie says thanks From the past Eno says ta very much for his present all the others just dip in like its a sonic pick n mix from the motrik ambient counter..
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retired Steve from Unexpectedly upbeat and dancy gig. Great atmosphere I was an agnostic before going to this gig and had only heard his early Neu stuff. However the gig was a revaluation - very upbeat and the live music had a real physical impact you don't get with the CDs. Great musicians and a large part of the audience were obviously keen fans from the 70s and 80s. However a very mixed crowd and a great atmosphere. Brudenell Social Club was exactly the right kind of smallish club to enjoy this kind of music. Highly recommended even if you aren't a devotee.
Date published: 2016-09-28