Dieter Moebius

Real Name:
Dieter Moebius
Born 16 January 1944 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Died 20 July 2015.

From his early work with the krautrock band Cluster to his later solo recordings, Dieter Moebius remained one of the prolific voices in contemporary electronic music. In 1969 he was befriended by Conrad Schnitzler and invited to join Kluster, a band Schnitzler was forming with Hans Joachim Roedelius. The trio released their debut LP "Klopfzeichen" in 1970; in the wake of their third album, 1971's "Kluster und Eruption", Schnitzler exited to pursue a solo career, and Moebius and Roedelius continued on as a duo, modifying the name to Cluster.

Working with producer Conrad Plank, Cluster began to move increasingly towards more structured soundscapes — with 1974's "Zuckerzeit", they even pursued an electronic pop sound similar in spirit to Kraftwerk. Moebius and Roedelius also teamed with Neu!'s Michael Rother in Harmonia, releasing a pair of LPs which caught the attention of Brian Eno, who in response collaborated with the trio on a session (released much later under the name Harmonia 76), a turn towards ambient textures (and influencing the sound of the 1976 Cluster album "Sowiesoso").

Roedelius and Moebius subsequently worked with Eno on 1977's "Cluster & Eno" and 1978's "After the Heat" as well; in the wake of 1981's "Curiosum", however, they dissolved Cluster, with both pursuing solo endeavors.

Moebius' first subsequent effort was 1981's "Material", a second collaboration with Plank (their debut, "Rastakraut Pasta", had appeared a year earlier); together, they produced a record which over time gave way to the proto-ambient textures of 1986's "En Route", their final work before Plank's death. Concurrently Moebius also teamed with Gerd Beerbohm for 1982's "Strange Music" and 1983's "Double Cut"; meanwhile, he made the solo album Tonspuren (also from 1983). Apart from teaming with Karl Renzeihausen in the duo Ersatz, during the early '90s he also reunited with Roedelius to revive Cluster.
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sky 021 Dieter Moebius - After The Heat album art Eno*, Moebius*, Roedelius* Eno*, Moebius*, Roedelius* - After The Heat (Album) Sky Records sky 021 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
sky 039, 039 Dieter Moebius - Rastakraut Pasta album art Mœbius* & Plank* Mœbius* & Plank* - Rastakraut Pasta (Album) Sky Records, Sky Records sky 039, 039 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
SKY 067 Dieter Moebius - Material album art Mœbius* & Plank* Mœbius* & Plank* - Material (Album) Sky Records, Sky Records SKY 067 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
sky 071, 071 Dieter Moebius - Strange Music album art Moebius* & Beerbohm* Moebius* & Beerbohm* - Strange Music (Album) Sky Records, Sky Records sky 071, 071 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
sky 083, 083 Dieter Moebius - Tonspuren album art Moebius* Tonspuren (Album) Sky Records, Sky Records sky 083, 083 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
sky 085, 085 Dieter Moebius - Zero Set album art Moebius* - Plank* - Neumeier* Moebius* - Plank* - Neumeier* - Zero Set (Album) Sky Records, Sky Records sky 085, 085 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
SKY 091 Dieter Moebius - Double Cut album art Moebius* & Beerbohm* Moebius* & Beerbohm* - Double Cut (Album) Sky Records SKY 091 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SKY 095 Dieter Moebius - Begegnungen II album art Eno*, Moebius*, Roedelius*, Plank* Eno*, Moebius*, Roedelius*, Plank* - Begegnungen II (Comp) Sky Records, Sky Records, Sky Records SKY 095 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
nr. 109 Dieter Moebius - Blue Moon (Original Motion-Picture Sound-Track) album art Moebius* Blue Moon (Original Motion-Picture Sound-Track) (Album) Sky Records, Sky Records nr. 109 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
CURIO 1 Dieter Moebius - Apropos Cluster album art Moebius* + Roedelius* Moebius* + Roedelius* - Apropos Cluster (Album) Curious Music CURIO 1 US 1990 Sell This Version
08581 Dieter Moebius - Ersatz album art Moebius* & Renziehausen* Moebius* & Renziehausen* - Ersatz (Album) Pinpoint Records 08581 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
NECD 1007, G3M01 Dieter Moebius - Ersatz II album art Moebius* & Renziehausen* Moebius* & Renziehausen* - Ersatz II (Album) Nova Era, G33G Records NECD 1007, G3M01 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
CDNO 11 Dieter Moebius - En Route album art Moebius* & Plank* Moebius* & Plank* - En Route (Album) NO-CD Rekords CDNO 11 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
CTCD-044 Dieter Moebius - Other Places album art Moebius* - Neumeier* & Engler* Moebius* - Neumeier* & Engler* - Other Places (Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-044 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CTCD-055 Dieter Moebius - Japan 1996 Live album art Cluster, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius Cluster, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius - Japan 1996 Live (Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-055 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
DC143CD Dieter Moebius - Ludwig's Law album art Moebius*, Conny Plank, Mayo Thompson Moebius*, Conny Plank, Mayo Thompson - Ludwig's Law (Album) Drag City DC143CD US 1998 Sell This Version
SCRATCH #32 Dieter Moebius - Blotch album art D. Moebius* Blotch (Album) Scratch Records SCRATCH #32 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
CTCD-435 Dieter Moebius - Live In Japan album art Möbius* & Neumeier* Möbius* & Neumeier* - Live In Japan(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-435 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
none Dieter Moebius - Nurton album art D. Moebius* Nurton (Album) Blue Pole Records none Canada 2006 Sell This Version
IDCF-1006 Dieter Moebius - Zero Set II album art Moebius* & Neumeier* Moebius* & Neumeier* - Zero Set II(CD, Album) Music Mine IDCF-1006 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Klangbad 41 Dieter Moebius - Kram album art Moebius* Kram (Album) Klangbad Klangbad 41 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
klangbad 56CD Dieter Moebius - Ding album art Moebius* Ding (Album) Klangbad klangbad 56CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
BB 109 Dieter Moebius - Moebius + Tietchens album art Moebius* + Tietchens* Moebius* + Tietchens* - Moebius + Tietchens (Album) Bureau B BB 109 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
BB167 Dieter Moebius - Snowghost Pieces album art Moebius*, Story*, Leidecker* Moebius*, Story*, Leidecker* - Snowghost Pieces (Album) Bureau B BB167 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
BB154 Dieter Moebius - Another Other Places album art Moebius*, Neumeier*, Engler* Moebius*, Neumeier*, Engler* - Another Other Places (Album) Bureau B BB154 Germany 2014 Sell This Version