Michael Rother ‎– Süssherz Und Tiefenschärfe

Polydor ‎– 825 619-1
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Süssherz 5:40
A2 Tiefenschärfe 13:38
B1 Glitzerglanz 4:52
B2 Rapido 7:01
B3 Daisy 6:38
B4 Blaues Licht 5:36

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042282561916
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out area): 825 619 - 1 S 1     320          F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out area): 825 619 - 1 S 2     320          F
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0309

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPV CD 084-26172 Michael Rother Süssherz Und Tiefenschärfe(CD, Album, RE, RM) Random Records SPV CD 084-26172 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
398.6585.2 Michael Rother Süssherz Und Tiefenschärfe(CD, Album, RM, RE) Random Records 398.6585.2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
825 619-2 Michael Rother Süssherz Und Tiefenschärfe(CD, Album) Polydor 825 619-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version


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July 26, 2016
edited 6 months ago
This albums show all aspects of Michael Rother's work. "Süßherz" (Sweetheart) starts the album, and is in the vein of his first solo album "Flammende Herzen", some seemingly simple but intricate guitar work dominating. Next is "Tiefenschärfe" (Depth of focus), an unusual piece for a Michael Rother album, which brings back the magic of "Hallogallo" from the first Neu album, refined and reworked almost 15 years later, as DSTLR writes, almost a techno piece. The second side of the old vinyl is dominated by electronica. Somehow the typical guitar seems to be substituted mostly by synth sounds here. "Glitzerglanz" (Glitter gloss) is once again almost sounding like a child's song, but too reduced and too complex at the same time. "Rapido" is one of Michael's most sequencer driven works, earcatching, with flat sounding but perfectly matching drums too, a hybrid between Pop, Berlin School, Electronica, and Techno. "Daisy" bring a lot of bell sounds, the weakest piece on the album. Finally "Blaues Licht" (Blue Light) brings synth sounds made on the guitar (proved by fret sounds), beatless, droney, dreamy, drawing the album to a close.


February 26, 2015
'Tiefenschärfe' is a very positive, cheerful, trippy and driving track. German romantic techno, 1985. And a good loud pressing, too! The other tracks have less of an electronic influence and more of a folky ambient guitar feeling.