Die Welttraumforscher

Die Welttraumforscher

Real Name:
Christian Pfluger
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Die Welttraumforscher is one of Switzerland’s most enigmatic musical projects, with a catalog that not only spans more than 30 albums, but also films, stories and countless illustrations. These documents are the only proof that “Die Welttraumforscher” actually exist. Small creatures with big, gentle eyes, more reminiscent of friendly ghosts than of scientists (Forscher), are depicted with childlike innocence and painstaking attention to detail. Their universe also includes such characters as the “Moon Pope”, Kip Eulenmeister and Leguan Rätselmann. Together, they experience weird adventures with a touch of science fiction, metaphysics and dadaism. As Die Welttraumforscher themselves put it: “We are working for the next world”. No wonder that those of us stuck in the here and now are not always able to make sense of it.
The man behind this phantom band is only mentioned in the small print: “Lyrics, music and illustrations by Christian Pfluger for Die Welttraum-forscher”. Not unlike musical kindred spirits The Residents, Pfluger remains in the shadows, creating a mystique. However, instead of concealing or disguising himself at shows, he just very rarely plays live at all.
This veil of mystery, the borderline-esoteric mysticism, plus the fact that the lyrics are almost exclusively in German, might explain to some degree why Die Welttraumforscher have always led a niche existence.
Among musicians, however, they have already gained cult status. Mouse on Mars, Neoangin, and Harald «Sack» Ziegler are just a few known admirers. Together with other musicians, they released a remix LP on Felix Kubins Gagarin label in 1999. Other well-known aficionados are Dieter Meier (Yello) and German astronaut Hans-Joachim Roloff.
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Die Welttraumforscher Discography

Albums

PP001 Die Welttraumforscher Herzschlag Erde(Cass, C30) Das Moniflabel PP001 Switzerland 1981 Sell This Version
PP004 Die Welttraumforscher In: Die Singende Sternlaterne(Cass, Album, C20) Das Moniflabel PP004 Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
PP009 Die Welttraumforscher Binika(Cass, C30) Das Moniflabel PP009 Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
PP014 Die Welttraumforscher Darktown(Cass, Album, C30) Das Moniflabel PP014 Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
PP016 Die Welttraumforscher Aller Tage Abend(LP, Album) Das Moniflabel PP016 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
PP018 Die Welttraumforscher Folklore Des Weltalls(LP, Album) Das Moniflabel PP018 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
ML024 Die Welttraumforscher Lia (Liebe Intelligenz Abenteuer)(LP, Album) Das Moniflabel ML024 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
PP026 Die Welttraumforscher Ein Sommer In Der Wirklichkeit(LP, Album) Das Moniflabel PP026 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
PP031 Die Welttraumforscher Gold Vom Tiefen Himmel(CD, Album) Das Moniflabel PP031 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
EM040, PP032 Die Welttraumforscher Sideria(CD, Album) Ebus Music, Das Moniflabel EM040, PP032 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CD036 Die Welttraumforscher Leguan Rätselmann Und Seine Geometrischen Lieder(CD, Album) Loon Records CD036 Switzerland 1997 Sell This Version
6 Die Welttraumforscher Die Reise Nach Bretzelberg(Cass, MiniAlbum, C30) Edition Bretzelberg 6 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PP038 Die Welttraumforscher Mumu(CD, Album) Das Moniflabel PP038 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
Die Welttraumforscher Werkstatt Wasserstadt (Album) Das Moniflabel, Ebus Music Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
GR 2004 Die Welttraumforscher Remixen Die Welttraumforscher(LP, Ltd, Whi) Gagarin Records GR 2004 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SSS 004 Die Welttraumforscher Das Licht Loon(CD, Album) Storage Records SSS 004 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PP047 Die Welttraumforscher Die Zivilisation Der Farben(LP, Album) Loon Records PP047 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
PP050 Die Welt Traum Forscher* Vivinas Garten(CD, Album) Das Moniflabel PP050 Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
PP051 Die Welttraumforscher Cafe Kosmos(Cass, C30) Das Moniflabel PP051 Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
PP052 Die Welttraumforscher Ohm Olunde(LP, Album, Ltd) Zauberhaus PP052 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
PP054 Die Welttraumforscher Feenfeld(CD, Album) Secret Wonder Records PP054 Switzerland 2006 Sell This Version
PLANAM WTF, TREE032 Die Welttraumforscher Herzschlag Erde / Verdunkelt Die Sinne(LP, Ltd, RE) Planam, A Tree In A Field Records PLANAM WTF, TREE032 Switzerland 2011 Sell This Version
PP058 Die Welttraumforscher Drittes Bewusstsein(LP, Ltd) Das Moniflabel PP058 Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PP011 Die Welttraumforscher Falsche Berge Auf Dem Weg(Cass, Single, C10) Das Moniflabel PP011 Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
PP027 Die Welttraumforscher Kip Eulenmeister / Kip's Weite Reisen(7", Single) Das Moniflabel PP027 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version

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