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
- 143 Writing & Arrangement
- 36 Production
- 12 Technical
- 25 Visual
|Sky P 092||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||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||Various||Alte Mir Various - Electroacoustic Music. Vol. V (CD)||Electroshock Records||ELCD 013||Russia||2000||Sell This Version|
|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||Schneider TM||Herrlichkeit (as Moebius) Schneider TM - XPLAYMIX 09 | 2016 (File, MP3, Mixtape, 320)||Xplaylist||none||Czech Republic||2016|
Singles & EPs
|WHITE 020, none||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||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|
|sky 781||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||Various||Speed Display (as Moebius) Various - Music From Utopia (2xLP, Comp)||Erdenklang, Erdenklang||6.28650, 6.28650 DW||Germany||1985||Sell This Version|
|Various||Hasenheide Various - Schwingungen - New Age Music (Comp)||Sky Records, Sky Records||Germany||1985||Sell This Version|
|Various||Old Land (as Moebius) and 1 more… Various - Schwingungen - New Age Music II (Comp)||Sky Records||Germany||1986||Sell This Version|
|Various||Luftschloss (as Moebius) Various - Reise Nach Innen - Music For A New Age (Comp)||Sky Records||Germany||1988||Sell This Version|
|ARC 32-33||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||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||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|
|Brian Eno||The Belldog (as Moebius) Brian Eno - II: Vocal (Album, Comp)||Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin||UK||1993||Sell This Version|
|Ken Ishii||Pitch Control (as Moebius) Ken Ishii - Mix-Up Vol. 3 (Comp)||Sony Records||Europe||1996||Sell This Version|
|GC018||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||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||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||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||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||Various||Born Neo (as Moebius) Various - Wayside Music (CD, Comp)||Wayside Music||WAYSIDE SAMPLER 1||US||2006||Sell This Version|