Chosen by: Ed MacFarlane, Friendly Fires
Michael Rother was half of the band Neu!. However, his solo stuff has really blown me away. His minimal use of melody in his songs is so emotive. The hooks are incredibly catchy, I can listen to his stuff over and over again. There’s something about his personality that I really like, too. He’s really quiet and reserved, almost the anti-rock star. He’s a guy that loves making beautiful, interesting music.