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Dieter Moebius
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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 781 Dieter Moebius - Picture Music Instrumental, Vol. III album art Various Foreign Affairs (as Moebius) and 1 more… Various - Picture Music Instrumental, Vol. III(LP, Comp) Sky Records sky 781 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.28650, 6.28650 DW Dieter Moebius - Music From Utopia album art Various Speed Display (as Moebius) Various - Music From Utopia(2xLP, Comp) Erdenklang, Erdenklang 6.28650, 6.28650 DW Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Schwingungen - New Age Music album art Various Hasenheide Various - Schwingungen - New Age Music (Comp) Sky Records, Sky Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Schwingungen - New Age Music II album art Various Old Land (as Moebius) and 1 more… Various - Schwingungen - New Age Music II (Comp) Sky Records Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Reise Nach Innen - Music For A New Age album art Various Luftschloss (as Moebius) Various - Reise Nach Innen - Music For A New Age (Comp) Sky Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ARC 32-33 Dieter Moebius - Contes Pas Si Betes 3 album art Various Mitsimaen (as Moebius) and 1 more… Various - Contes Pas Si Betes 3(2xLP, Comp) RFI ARC 32-33 France 1989 Sell This Version
CURIO 2 Dieter Moebius - What? album art Various Pink Punk (as Moebius) Various - What?(CD, Album, Comp) Curious Music CURIO 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
sky-CD 3023, sky CD 3023 Dieter Moebius - Synthesizer Highlights II album art Various Pitch Control (as Moebius) Various - Synthesizer Highlights II(CD, Comp) Sky Records, Sky Records sky-CD 3023, sky CD 3023 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - II: Vocal album art Brian Eno The Belldog (as Moebius) Brian Eno - II: Vocal (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin UK 1993 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Mix-Up Vol. 3 album art Ken Ishii Pitch Control (as Moebius) Ken Ishii - Mix-Up Vol. 3 (Comp) Sony Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
GC018 Dieter Moebius - Mind The Gap Volume 12 album art Various Culture In A Small Room (as Moebius) Various - Mind The Gap Volume 12(CD, Comp) Gonzo Circus GC018 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMP-CD041 Dieter Moebius - Music For The 3rd Millennium Vol. 2 album art Various Esperanza Various - Music For The 3rd Millennium Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Ltd) AMP Records AMP-CD041 UK 2001 Sell This Version
398.6610.2 Dieter Moebius - MEMI: Hidden Treasures Vol.IV - The Fourth Dimension album art Various Wolkenwelt (as Moebius) Various - MEMI: Hidden Treasures Vol.IV - The Fourth Dimension(2xCD, Comp) Prudence, MEMI, DigIt-Productions 398.6610.2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
AO-2444 Dieter Moebius - Krautrock - Часть 2. Электронные проекты Electronic Projects CD2 album art Various Search Zero (as Moebius) and 10 more… Various - Krautrock - Часть 2. Электронные проекты Electronic Projects CD2(CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) Домашняя Коллекция AO-2444 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
)TOON)5cd Various Wolkenwelt (Live In Düsseldorf '98) (as Moebius) Various - )TOON) 5(CDr, Comp) )TOON) Festival )TOON)5cd Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
RMG 1260 MP3 Dieter Moebius - MP3 Collection (CD 1) album art Brian Eno Old Land (as Moebius) and 9 more… Brian Eno - MP3 Collection (CD 1)(CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) RMG Records RMG 1260 MP3 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
WAYSIDE SAMPLER 1 Dieter Moebius - Wayside Music album art Various Born Neo (as Moebius) Various - Wayside Music(CD, Comp) Wayside Music WAYSIDE SAMPLER 1 US 2006 Sell This Version
ETS005 Dieter Moebius - Discotech album art Various Pitch Control (as Moebius) Various - Discotech(LP, Comp) Electunes ETS005 Austria 2007 Sell This Version
CTCDB-597/602 Dieter Moebius - Paper Sleeve Series Part 1 album art Cluster Subito (as Moebius) and 10 more… Cluster - Paper Sleeve Series Part 1(6xCD, Album, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd) Captain Trip Records CTCDB-597/602 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CTCD-603/607 Dieter Moebius - Paper Sleeve Series Part 2 album art Cluster Tzima N'Arki (as Moebius) and 25 more… Cluster - Paper Sleeve Series Part 2(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album,) Captain Trip Records CTCD-603/607 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Sleepwalk: A Selection By Optimo (Espacio) album art Optimo (Espacio)* Broken Head (as Moebius) Optimo (Espacio)* - Sleepwalk: A Selection By Optimo (Espacio) (Comp) Domino UK 2008 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Music For A Good Home album art Various Popst Various - Music For A Good Home (Comp) Audioscope UK 2009 Sell This Version
Klangbad 43 Dieter Moebius - Klangbad Festival Sampler 2009 album art Various Kommt Various - Klangbad Festival Sampler 2009(CD, Comp) Klangbad Klangbad 43 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - Deutsche Elektronische Musik (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83) album art Various Hasenheide Various - Deutsche Elektronische Musik (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83) (Comp) Soul Jazz Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Dieter Moebius - Rare Trax Vol. 69 - Kunst & Künstlichkeit - Deutsche Elektronik Zwischen Krautrock Und Post-Techno album art Various Tzima N'arki (as Moebius) Various - Rare Trax Vol. 69 - Kunst & Künstlichkeit - Deutsche Elektronik Zwischen Krautrock Und Post-Techno(CD, Comp, Promo) Rolling Stone none Germany 2010 Sell This Version