The musician: Hans-Joachim Roedelius, born 1934; first release in 1969 with Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Konrad Schnitzler). Active ever since as a solo artist and in various collaborations (with Moebius/Cluster, with Moebius and Michael Rother/Harmonia, with Brian Eno, to name just a few). One of the most prolific musicians of the German avant-garde and a key figure in the birth of Krautrock, synthesizer pop and ambient music. The music: dreamy piano/synthesizer/electronic miniatures, recorded between 1973 and 1977 during his Forst years, released 1979. Selbstportrait was Roedelius third solo album. Liner notes by Asmus Tietchens.