Kluster (3)

Kluster (3)

Kluster was originally a short lived group that existed from 1969 until 1971. The original trio included Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius and Conrad Schnitzler. They were together long enough to record and release three albums, all in editions of between a few hundred and five hundred, and all of which are extremely hard to find collectors items that usually go for hundreds of dollars each. The three albums have since been reissued on CD in much larger quantities. Moebius and Roedelius left after their third album "Eruption", continuing under the name Cluster while Schnitzler retained the rights to the name.

Recently work originally recorded by Schnitzler's later band Eruption in 1971-72 has been released under the Kluster name. The lineup on these albums included Klaus Freudigmann and Wolfgang Seidel. In addition, a six LP set of previously unreleased music by this lineup from tapes found by Freudigmann was released by Qbico in 2009.

In 2007 Schnitzler formed a new incarnation of Kluster with American Michael Thomas Roe and Japanese musician Masato Ooyama (Ooy). The new lineup has released two multi-CD sets or new material to date.

Kluster (3) Discography


STUDIO 512 Kluster (3) Zwei-Osterei (Album) Schwann STUDIO 512 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
STUDIO 511 Kluster (3) Klopfzeichen (Album) Schwann STUDIO 511 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Talent Thirteen, MT-367 Kluster (3) Eruption (Album) Marginal Talent, Marginal Talent Talent Thirteen, MT-367 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
IMPREC180 Kluster (3) Vulcano (Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC180 US 2008 Sell This Version
IMPREC179 Kluster (3) Admira (Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC179 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Kluster (3) Kluster 2008 - The ThreeOlympicCitiesMix(CDr, Album, Ltd) Real Vine Music none US 2008 Sell This Version
none Kluster (3) Kluster 2007 - The Global Playing(3xCDr, Album, Ltd) Real Vine Music none 2008 Sell This Version
QBICO 94 Kluster (3) 1969-1972 Qbico QBICO 94 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
QBICO 94 Plus Kluster (3) 1969-1972(LP, S/Sided, Album, Promo, TP) Qbico QBICO 94 Plus Italy 2009 Sell This Version
none Kluster (3) Kluster 2009 "Three Voices"(CDr, Album, Ltd) Real Vine Music none 2009 Sell This Version
none Kluster (3) Kluster CMO 2010(CDr, Album, Ltd) Real Vine Music none 2011 Sell This Version
VOD102 Kluster (3) Klusterstrasse 69-72 Vinyl-on-demand VOD102 Germany 2012 Sell This Version


CTCD-541 CTCD-542 Kluster (3) Klopfzeichen/Zwei Osterei(2xCD, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd) Captain Trip Records CTCD-541 CTCD-542 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
water194 Kluster (3) 1970-1971(3xCD, Album, RE + Comp, RM) Water water194 US 2008 Sell This Version

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May 21, 2015
edited 11 months ago
1. ?/?/1970 - Berlin, Hocschule für Bildene Kunste
2. 17/1/1970 - Berlin, Galerie Hammer (12 hours 12:00-24:00) "Kluster Musik Elektrische Eruption"
3. ?/?/1970 - Essen, Folkwang Museum
4. ?/?/1970 - Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle "Klangszene I"
5. ?/?/1970 - Köln, Kunsthalle
6. ?/?/1970 - Köln, Kunstverein
7. ?/?/1970 - Köln, Galerie Oben Wie Unten
8. ?/?/1970 - Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum "Kluster Und Text"
9. ?/?/1970 - Berlin, Zodiak Club
10. ?/?/1970 - München, Kunstverein
11. ?/?/1970 - Hamburg, Fabrik
12. ?/5/1971 - Göttingen, Universitat "Kluster Eruption" issued as "Schwarz"

This is all the documented Kluster live events.

If you know any of the missing dates please PM me (don't message here).


April 7, 2010
It's funny that there's no trace of the mentioned original Kluster (1969-1971, Schnitzler, Moebius and Roedelius) in this database. This line-up is just a 2007 "ressurection", by Schnitzler, of that original Kluster. This only worths to be mentioned because this profile seems to describe that old Kluster like something "short lived", and this Kluster the real deal. In fact, that "old" Kluster released 3 LP's and was one of the most important things in the electronic music history, that ended in the same year that Kraftwerk started (still with guitar and drums) and Tangerine Dream was slowly leaving the shape of a rock band. Please, someone write an entry for the original Kluster, OK?

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