Real Name:
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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SPOTLIGHT Mixtape vol. 7 Dieter Moebius - Riow Arai's Graffiti Edit Style album art Riow Arai Pitch Control (as Moebius) Riow Arai - Riow Arai's Graffiti Edit Style(Cass, Mixed) Spotlight Records (3) SPOTLIGHT Mixtape vol. 7 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
EBS 2 Dieter Moebius - Electric Brain Storms Vol. 2 album art The Future Sound Of London Broken Head (as Moebius) The Future Sound Of London - Electric Brain Storms Vol. 2(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) The Pod Room EBS 2 UK 2008
RA.140 Dieter Moebius - RA.140 album art Pivot Masenheide (as Moebius) and 1 more… Pivot - RA.140(File, MP3, Mixed, 160) Resident Advisor RA.140 UK 2009
EBS 4 Dieter Moebius - Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 album art The Future Sound Of London Solar Plexus (as Moebius) The Future Sound Of London - Electric Brain Storms Vol.4(2xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) The Pod Room EBS 4 UK 2009
Dieter Moebius - On album art DJ Nobu Skin (QER Remix - Reconstructed By DJ Nobu) (as Moebius) DJ Nobu - On (Comp) Music Mine Inc. Japan 2010 Sell This Version
Dummy Mix 39 Dieter Moebius - Dummy Mix 39 album art Andrew Weatherall Tollkuhn (as Moebius) Andrew Weatherall - Dummy Mix 39(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Dummy Records Dummy Mix 39 UK 2010
NewWorck344 Dieter Moebius - From Sunday Off Land (New Worck Mixtape) album art Noisesurfer The Belldog Noisesurfer - From Sunday Off Land (New Worck Mixtape)(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Not On Label NewWorck344 Netherlands 2010
none Dieter Moebius - MixTaste album art [PHYSICS] Sinister (as Moebius) [PHYSICS] - MixTaste(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Sqwelsch none Belgium 2011
Für Dich Mix 1 Dieter Moebius - Für Dich Mix 1 album art Jan Matthé (2) Transport Jan Matthé (2) - Für Dich Mix 1(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Für Dich Verlag Für Dich Mix 1 Belgium 2011
FBFC#11 Dieter Moebius - FBFC#11 album art Silk Flowers Fortschfitt (as Moebius) Silk Flowers - FBFC#11(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Friendship Bracelet FBFC#11 US 2011
Pontone 91 Dieter Moebius - Return To The Fourth World (Special Guest Mixtape) album art K-Punk 883 (as Moebius) K-Punk - Return To The Fourth World (Special Guest Mixtape)(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Pontone Pontone 91 Poland 2012
LWE139 Dieter Moebius - LWE Podcast 139 album art Simian Mobile Disco Doppelschnitt (SMD Edit) (as Moebius) Simian Mobile Disco - LWE Podcast 139(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Little White Earbuds LWE139 US 2012
Ep.151 Dieter Moebius - Ep.151 album art Yard (2) Tzima N'Arki (as Moebius) Yard (2) - Ep.151(File, MP3, Mixed, Pod) Electronique.it Podcast Series Ep.151 Italy 2012
LVX001 Dieter Moebius - When The Rain Comes album art Maps And Diagrams* Ablenkung Maps And Diagrams* - When The Rain Comes(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Leaves (2) LVX001 Lithuania 2012
STJ 048 Dieter Moebius - Secret Thirteen Mix 048 album art Team Doyobi All Repro (as Moebius) Team Doyobi - Secret Thirteen Mix 048(File, MP3, Mixed, 256) Secret Thirteen Journal STJ 048 Lithuania 2012
SOT|13 Dieter Moebius - Sound Of Thought 13 album art Lowtec Farmer Gabriel (Edwards Desert Remix) (as Moebius) Lowtec - Sound Of Thought 13(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Sound Of Thought SOT|13 Australia 2013
Für Dich Mix 8 Dieter Moebius - Summer Kisses, Winner Tears album art Joke Leonare Hasenheide Joke Leonare - Summer Kisses, Winner Tears(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed) Für Dich Verlag Für Dich Mix 8 Belgium 2013
364 Dieter Moebius - FACT Mix 364 album art Jon K (2) Infiltration (as Moebius) Jon K (2) - FACT Mix 364(File, MP3, Mixed) FACT Mix 364 UK 2013
none Dieter Moebius - ZZ Dub album art Zombie Zombie Rastakraut Pasta (as Moebius) Zombie Zombie - ZZ Dub(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Vice Italia none Italy 2013
UNPOD011 Dieter Moebius - Unline Special Mix album art Valotihkuu Conditionierer (as Moebius) Valotihkuu - Unline Special Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Unline UNPOD011 Russia 2015
FACT 585 Dieter Moebius - FACT Mix 585 album art Niagara (6) Echaos (as Moebius) and 1 more… Niagara (6) - FACT Mix 585(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 585 2017