Innovative Communication

Innovative Communication

Profile:
German label / Sometimes abbreviated as I.C. on releases.
Label Code: LC 6459 / LC 06459
A predominantly electronic music label, Innovative Communication, aka IC, was founded in 1978 by the pioneer Klaus Schulze and Michael Haentjes, with consultation and publishing by Klaus D. Müller (I See Music and P.O.E.M. Musikverlag) and distribution via WEA Musik GmbH. Initial releases were largely by friends of Klaus Schulze of Synth Music (Berlin School) and Krautrock related music, plus an incognito project of Klaus Schulze under the guise of Richard Wahnfried. In 1980, IC parted with WEA and joined up with the independent distributor Deutsche Austrophon. The next releases (16 of the first 17 in the KS series) adopted a new strategy of 45 rpm LPs "for better quality" although this idea was eventually abandoned.
In 1983, Klaus Schulze sold his shares in IC to concentrate on his music. Mark Sakautzky took over as musical director and Michael Weisser as chief producer. Under their direction bands like Software, Peter Seiler, Mind over Matter, Megabyte and Quiet Force joined the label. Over the next few years, IC became one of the major players of the then booming new age music market.

Barcodes: Early releases (up to 1988) do not have barcodes. They were introduced sometime very late in 1988 or early 1989, with dual barcodes for German and USA sales appearing about a year later.
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Contact Info:
c/o IC / DIGIT GmbH
Auf dem Esch 8
49356 Diepholz
Germany
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2C 068-64636 Klaus Schulze - Trancefer Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album, RP) EMI 2C 068-64636 France 1987 Sell This Version
2 C 266-64636 Klaus Schulze - Trancefer Klaus Schulze Trancefer(Cass, Album) EMI 2 C 266-64636 France 1981 Sell This Version
4A-016 Various - Mirage & Image Various Mirage & Image(LP, Comp) Anubis, Innovative Communication 4A-016 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4A-0632 Megabyte (3) - Powerplay Megabyte (3) Powerplay(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Anubis 4A-0632 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4A-0711 Frank Fischer - Gone With The Wind Frank Fischer Gone With The Wind(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Anubis 4A-0711 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
9A-0711-C Frank Fischer - Gone With The Wind Frank Fischer Gone With The Wind(CD, Album) Anubis, Innovative Communication 9A-0711-C Spain 1990 Sell This Version
107p Software - Digital-Dance Software Digital-Dance (Album) 107p US 2017 Sell This Version
200T 8018 Peter Mergener · Michael Weisser* - Night-Light Peter Mergener · Michael Weisser* Night-Light(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 200T 8018 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
240E 2031 Megabyte (3) - Powerplay Megabyte (3) Powerplay(CD, Album, Dig) Innovative Communication, King Records, Seven Seas 240E 2031 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2032 Quiet Force - Flow Quiet Force Flow(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2032 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2033 Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* - Phancyful-Fire Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* Phancyful-Fire(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2033 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2034 Mind Over Matter (2) - The Colours Of Life Mind Over Matter (2) The Colours Of Life(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2034 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2035 Peter Seiler - Flying Frames Peter Seiler Flying Frames(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2035 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2036 Software - Digital-Dance Software Digital-Dance(CD, Album, Dig) King Records, Seven Seas, Innovative Communication 240E 2036 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2037 Double Fantasy - Universal Ave. Double Fantasy Universal Ave.(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2037 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2038 Peter Mergener · Michael Weisser* - Night-Light Peter Mergener · Michael Weisser* Night-Light(CD, Album, Dig) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2038 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2039 Mind Over Matter (2) - Music For Paradise Mind Over Matter (2) Music For Paradise(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2039 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2040 Baffo Banfi - The Sound Of Southern Sunsets Baffo Banfi The Sound Of Southern Sunsets(CD, Comp, RE, Dig) Innovative Communication, Seven Seas 240E 2040 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
1614-2 Various - The Coral-Sea (Phantasies For Meditation & Recreation) Various The Coral-Sea (Phantasies For Meditation & Recreation)(CD, Comp) Current Records, PPI Entertainment, Innovative Communication 1614-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1615-2 Various - Floating Music (Electronic High-Lights For Surfing Soles) Various Floating Music (Electronic High-Lights For Surfing Soles)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 1615-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1616-2 Various - Ethnic Voices (Visions & Voices From The Far) Various Ethnic Voices (Visions & Voices From The Far)(CD, Comp) Current Records, PPI Entertainment, Innovative Communication 1616-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1617-2 Various - Close Your Eyes (Romantic Songs For Love & Meditation) Various Close Your Eyes (Romantic Songs For Love & Meditation)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 1617-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
2205-4 Carol Albert Tides Of Change(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 2205-4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
2246-2 Terry Marshall (2) - Our Younger Days Terry Marshall (2) Our Younger Days(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 2246-2 USA, Canada & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
2252-4 Dancing Fantasy - Day Dream Dancing Fantasy Day Dream(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 2252-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
2289-2 Dancing Fantasy - Love Letters Dancing Fantasy Love Letters(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 2289-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
07/114-2 Quiet Force Feat. Toeteberg* & Ilse Werner - Happy Go Lucky Quiet Force Feat. Toeteberg* & Ilse Werner Quiet Force Feat. Toeteberg* & Ilse Werner - Happy Go Lucky(7", Single) Innovative Communication 07/114-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
07/171 Dancing Fantasy - Dancing On A Summernight With You Dancing Fantasy Dancing On A Summernight With You(7", Single) Innovative Communication 07/171 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
28 133 Various - German Rock Scene Vol. VI Various German Rock Scene Vol. VI(LP, Comp) Govi Schallplatten, Innovative Communication, Sky Records 28 133 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
30 647 2 Various - Traumklänge - Musik Für Die Seele Various Traumklänge - Musik Für Die Seele(2xCD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 30 647 2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
30870-0 Various - Traumklänge Vol. 2 Various Traumklänge Vol. 2(2xCD, Comp, Smplr) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 30870-0 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
77 438 0 Various - Galaxy - Das Digitale Klangwunder Vol. II Various Galaxy - Das Digitale Klangwunder Vol. II(CD, Comp, Clu) Innovative Communication 77 438 0 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
180.106 Megabyte (3) - Go For It! Megabyte (3) Go For It!(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 180.106 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
34-9923 Klaus Schulze - Audentity Part 1+3 Klaus Schulze Audentity Part 1+3(CD) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication 34-9923 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
458 065 Richard Wahnfried Time Actor(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 458 065 France 1979 Sell This Version
610054 Double Fantasy - Universal Ave Double Fantasy Universal Ave(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610054 1990 Sell This Version
610093 Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz - Passage Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz - Passage(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 610093 UK, Europe & US 1990 Sell This Version
610104 Rainer Bloss - Drive Inn - Vol. II. Rainer Bloss Drive Inn - Vol. II.(Cass, Album, RM) Innovative Communication 610104 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
610105 Dancing Fantasy - Midnight Blvd. Dancing Fantasy Midnight Blvd.(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610105 US 1990 Sell This Version
610115 Frank Fischer - Tales Of Mullumbimby Frank Fischer Tales Of Mullumbimby(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 610115 US Unknown Sell This Version
610130 Dancing Fantasy - California Grooves Dancing Fantasy California Grooves(Cass) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610130 US 1991 Sell This Version
610136 Freeze Frame (2) - The Book Of Moviescores Freeze Frame (2) The Book Of Moviescores(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610136 US Unknown Sell This Version
6.14162 John Paul Young - War Games John Paul Young War Games (Single) 6.14162 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
620141 Hiroki Okano - 19871990 Hiroki Okano 19871990(Cass, Album, Ltd) Innovative Communication 620141 US 1991 Sell This Version
620171 Dancing Fantasy - Moonlight Reflections (...More Than Words Can Say) Dancing Fantasy Moonlight Reflections (...More Than Words Can Say)(Cass, Album, CrO) Innovative Communication, Da Music 620171 US 1992 Sell This Version
6.28 610 Various - Super Maxi 5 (Special DJ. Remix) Various Super Maxi 5 (Special DJ. Remix)(2xLP, Comp, Mixed, Blu) TELDEC, TELDEC, TELDEC 6.28 610 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
817 620-1 Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss - Dziękuję Poland (Enregistré En Public 1983) Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss - Dziękuję Poland (Enregistré En Public 1983)(2xLP, Album) Polydor, Innovative Communication 817 620-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
87 2241-2 Peter Sefkow - Listen! Peter Sefkow Listen!(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, MY-Music, MY-Music, MY-Music 87 2241-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2243-2 Mind Over Matter (2) - Palace Of The Winds (Magical Music For Imagination) Mind Over Matter (2) Palace Of The Winds (Magical Music For Imagination)(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2243-2 USA & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
87 2248-2 Symbian - No Man's Land Symbian No Man's Land(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2248-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2249-2 Venja - Cashmere Moon Venja Cashmere Moon(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2249-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87-2252-2 Dancing Fantasy - Day Dream Dancing Fantasy Day Dream(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87-2252-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2253-2 David Geyra - Angels In Pink David Geyra Angels In Pink(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2253-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
87 2 254-2 Kosei Yamamoto - Earth Breeze Kosei Yamamoto Earth Breeze(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2 254-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2256-2 Mind-Flux - Source & Destination Mind-Flux Source & Destination(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2256-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2257-2 Peter Mergener - The ArtistEdition Best Of Peter Mergener The ArtistEdition Best Of(CD, Album, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2257-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2258-2 BioLogICal-Events - Life Morphing BioLogICal-Events Life Morphing(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2258-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2261-2 Derring & Sakaide - Behind Your Smile (East-2-West Project Vol. II) Derring & Sakaide Behind Your Smile (East-2-West Project Vol. II)(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2261-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2262-2 Blue Knights - Tropical Night Blue Knights Tropical Night(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2262-2 USA & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
87 2265-2 Tec Two - Shrill Out... Tec Two Shrill Out...(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2265-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2 272-2 Ray Bach Feat. Freeze Frame (2) - Feelin' So Good Ray Bach Feat. Freeze Frame (2) Ray Bach Feat. Freeze Frame (2) - Feelin' So Good(CD, Album + CD-ROM + Ltd) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2 272-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2273-2 BioLogICal-Events - Bio-Net (Molecular World Wide Web) BioLogICal-Events Bio-Net (Molecular World Wide Web)(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2273-2 USA & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
87 2274-2 Mind-Flux - Collision Mind-Flux Collision(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2274-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2275-2 Jean-Marie Brice - Sacred Area Jean-Marie Brice Sacred Area(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2275-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2276-2 Kowa (3) - African Moments Kowa (3) African Moments(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2276-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2277-2 Interface (12) - Range Of Vision Interface (12) Range Of Vision(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2277-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2278-2 Venja - A Dash Of Soul Venja A Dash Of Soul(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2278-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
87 2279-2 Various - Feeling Japan Various Feeling Japan(2xCD, Comp, CD ) Innovative Communication 87 2279-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2282-2 Kosei Yamamoto - Tears Of The Forest Kosei Yamamoto Tears Of The Forest(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2282-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2284-2 Hesse* & Drewes* - Cut-Off Hesse* & Drewes* Hesse* & Drewes* - Cut-Off(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2284-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2285-2 Tec-Two* - Slide... Tec-Two* Slide...(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2285-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2286-2 Jean-Marie Brice - Trance-World Jean-Marie Brice Trance-World(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2286-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2287-2 Lisa Franco - The ArtistEdition Best Of Lisa Franco The ArtistEdition Best Of(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 87 2287-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2 289-2 Dancing Fantasy - Love Letters Dancing Fantasy Love Letters (Album) 87 2 289-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2292-2 Walter Christian Rothe - The Story Of Alice Walter Christian Rothe The Story Of Alice(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2292-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2293-2 Hiroki Okano With Techno Mongoloid - Leela Hiroki Okano With Techno Mongoloid Hiroki Okano With Techno Mongoloid - Leela(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2293-2 UK, Europe & US 1997 Sell This Version
87 2295-2 Various - Light Age - New Age Music Vol. III. Various Light Age - New Age Music Vol. III.(2xCD, Comp, Smplr) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2295-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2296-2 Marcel Thebach - Follow Me! Marcel Thebach Follow Me!(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2296-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2 298-2 Peter Sefkow - Listen! / IC-Collection Vol. V. Peter Sefkow Listen! / IC-Collection Vol. V.(CD, Maxi, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, MY-Music, MY-Music 87 2 298-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2300-2 BioLogICal-Events - Mutabor BioLogICal-Events Mutabor(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2300-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2302-2 Mind-Flux - Konception Of Space Mind-Flux Konception Of Space(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2302-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2303-2 Hesse* & Drewes* - Trance Motions Hesse* & Drewes* Hesse* & Drewes* - Trance Motions(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2303-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2305-2 Symbian - Navigator Symbian Navigator(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2305-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2306-2 Venja - Rapture! Venja Rapture!(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2306-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2307-2 Interface (12) - Trance-In-Action Interface (12) Trance-In-Action(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2307-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2308-2 Software - Fire-Works Software Fire-Works(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2308-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2310-2 Various - The Sound Of Fruit (The IC-Radio-Show Feat. Benny Brown) Various The Sound Of Fruit (The IC-Radio-Show Feat. Benny Brown)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2310-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2311-2 Various - The Coral-Sea (Phantasies For Meditation & ReCreation) Various The Coral-Sea (Phantasies For Meditation & ReCreation)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2311-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2312-2 Various - Floating Music (Electronic High-Lights For Surfing Soles) Various Floating Music (Electronic High-Lights For Surfing Soles)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2312-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2313-2 Various - Ethnic Voices (Visions & Voices From The Far) Various Ethnic Voices (Visions & Voices From The Far)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2313-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2314-2 Various - Trance World  Beats (The Hypnotic Power Of Seducing Ethno-Vocals) Various Trance World Beats (The Hypnotic Power Of Seducing Ethno-Vocals)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2314-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2315-2 Various - Close Your Eyes (Romantic Songs For Love & Meditation) Various Close Your Eyes (Romantic Songs For Love & Meditation)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2315-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2316-2 Various - The Sound Of Sensuality (Pink Phantasies For Blue Movies) Various The Sound Of Sensuality (Pink Phantasies For Blue Movies)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2316-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2317-2 Various - Whispering World (Ethnic Colours As Soft As Silk) Various Whispering World (Ethnic Colours As Soft As Silk)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2317-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2318-2 Various - Urban Grooves (The City Of Light-Jazz Feat. Romy Camerun) Various Urban Grooves (The City Of Light-Jazz Feat. Romy Camerun)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2318-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2319-2 Various - Cosmic Excursion (Interstellar Music For Aliens & Others) Various Cosmic Excursion (Interstellar Music For Aliens & Others)(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2319-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2320-2 Various - Hypnot-ICM-ouvements Various Hypnot-ICM-ouvements(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 87 2320-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2321-2 Triponas - Prophecy Of Love Triponas Prophecy Of Love(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2321-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2324-2 Burkard Schmidl - Klangallee Vol. 2 (Walking Rhythms) Burkard Schmidl Klangallee Vol. 2 (Walking Rhythms)(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2324-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2325-2 Jean-Marie Brice Featuring Ethno-Trance-Ensemble - Wild-Life Jean-Marie Brice Featuring Ethno-Trance-Ensemble Jean-Marie Brice Featuring Ethno-Trance-Ensemble - Wild-Life(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2325-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

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krautman

krautman

May 30, 2011
IC – Innovative Communication.

The electronic label was founded in 1978 by the pioneer Klaus Schulze and Michael Haentjes, who was at that time working as a music journalist. The label came to the mind of the wide audience after the release of the debut album of the band Ideal, one of the founders of the Neue Deutsche Welle.

In the year 1983 Klaus Schulze left the label to concentrate on his music. He was replaced by Mark Sakautzky as a musical director. Under his direction bands like Software, Peter Seiler, Mind over Matter, Megabyte and Quiet Force joined the label.

In 1985 Sakautzky joined with Michael Weisser, the creative consultant, who created the unique design of IC. In the year 1990 the million-turover was reached and the IC DigIt Music GmbH was founded.
In 1994 Mark Sakautzky sold his shares in the company and Michael Weisser directed the company together with the Pallas Group, the new partner, until 2002. Then DA MUSIC, the distribution company of the label since the beginning, took over Weissers shares and build a new team for the label. The entire stock of CD-labels was destroyed in 2002 under existing contracts.

DA MUSIC, member of the PALLAS GROUP, is now releasing selected masters on a fine DVD series called Universal Fantasies and will revive some of the historic releases in a new, improved version.