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.
- 4 Vocals
- 59 Instruments & Performance
- 142 Writing & Arrangement
- 36 Production
- 12 Technical
- 25 Visual
|SPOTLIGHT Mixtape vol. 7||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||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||Pivot||Masenheide (as Moebius) and 1 more… Pivot - RA.140 (File, MP3, Mixed, 160)||Resident Advisor||RA.140||UK||2009|
|EBS 4||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|
|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||Andrew Weatherall||Tollkuhn (as Moebius) Andrew Weatherall - Dummy Mix 39 (File, MP3, Mixed, 128)||Dummy Records||Dummy Mix 39||UK||2010|
|NewWorck344||Noisesurfer||The Belldog Noisesurfer - From Sunday Off Land (New Worck Mixtape) (File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320)||Not On Label||NewWorck344||Netherlands||2010|
|none||[PHYSICS]||Sinister (as Moebius) [PHYSICS] - MixTaste (File, MP3, Mixed, 192)||Sqwelsch||none||Belgium||2011|
|Für Dich Mix 1||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||Silk Flowers||Fortschfitt (as Moebius) Silk Flowers - FBFC#11 (File, MP3, Mixed, 128)||Friendship Bracelet||FBFC#11||US||2011|
|Pontone 91||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||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||Yard (2)||Tzima N'Arki (as Moebius) Yard (2) - Ep.151 (File, MP3, Mixed, Pod)||Electronique.it Podcast Series||Ep.151||Italy||2012|
|LVX001||Maps And Diagrams*||Ablenkung Maps And Diagrams* - When The Rain Comes (File, MP3, Mixed, 320)||Leaves (2)||LVX001||Lithuania||2012|
|STJ 048||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||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||Joke Leonare||Hasenheide Joke Leonare - Summer Kisses, Winner Tears (File, MP3, Comp, Mixed)||Für Dich Verlag||Für Dich Mix 8||Belgium||2013|
|364||Jon K (2)||Infiltration (as Moebius) Jon K (2) - FACT Mix 364 (File, MP3, Mixed)||FACT Mix||364||UK||2013|
|none||Zombie Zombie||Rastakraut Pasta (as Moebius) Zombie Zombie - ZZ Dub (File, MP3, Mixed, 320)||Vice Italia||none||Italy||2013|
|UNPOD011||Valotihkuu||Conditionierer (as Moebius) Valotihkuu - Unline Special Mix (File, MP3, Mixed, 320)||Unline||UNPOD011||Russia||2015|
|FACT 585||Niagara (6)||Echaos (as Moebius) and 1 more… Niagara (6) - FACT Mix 585 (File, MP3, Mixed, 320)||FACT Magazine||FACT 585||2017|