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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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Albums

Sky P 092 Dieter Moebius - Picture Music Instrumental - Vol. IV album art Various Speed Display (as Moebius) and 1 more… Various - Picture Music Instrumental - Vol. IV(LP, Ltd, Pic, Smplr) Sky Records Sky P 092 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
GYR PRO 002 Dieter Moebius - 1996 Gyroscope / Sky Catalog Sampler album art Various Minimotion (as Moebius) and 5 more… Various - 1996 Gyroscope / Sky Catalog Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Gyroscope GYR PRO 002 US 1996 Sell This Version
ELCD 013 Dieter Moebius - Electroacoustic Music. Vol. V album art Various Alte Mir Various - Electroacoustic Music. Vol. V(CD) Electroshock Records ELCD 013 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
Dieter Moebius - FabricLive.41 album art Simian Mobile Disco Pitch Control (as Moebius) Simian Mobile Disco - FabricLive.41 Fabric (2) Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Various Pitch Control (as Moebius) Various - Electunes Sampler(CDr, Promo, Smplr + File, MP3) Electunes none Austria 2009 Sell This Version
none Dieter Moebius - XPLAYMIX 09 | 2016 album art Schneider TM Herrlichkeit (as Moebius) Schneider TM - XPLAYMIX 09 | 2016(File, MP3, Mixtape, 320) Xplaylist none Czech Republic 2016

Singles & EPs

WHITE 020, none Dieter Moebius - Remixes On Conny Plank album art Edward Muffler A (Edward Remix) (as Moebius) and 2 more… Edward - Remixes On Conny Plank(12") White (2), Grönland Records WHITE 020, none Germany 2013 Sell This Version
12GRON123 Dieter Moebius - The Conny Plank reWork Sessions album art Conny Plank Infiltration (Walls Remix) (as Moebius) Conny Plank - The Conny Plank reWork Sessions(12", EP, Ltd) Grönland Records 12GRON123 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

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