Innovative Communication

Innovative Communication

Profile:
German label
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.
Sublabels
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Contact Info:
c/o IC / DIGIT GmbH
Auf dem Esch 8
49356 Diepholz
Germany
Sites:
[l4293]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2C 068-64636 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album) EMI 2C 068-64636 France 1981 Sell This Version
4A-016 Mirage & Image  album cover Various Mirage & Image(LP, Comp) Anubis, Innovative Communication 4A-016 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4A-0632 Powerplay  album cover Megabyte (3) Powerplay(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Anubis 4A-0632 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4A-0711 Gone With The Wind  album cover Frank Fischer Gone With The Wind(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Anubis 4A-0711 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
9A-0711-C Gone With The Wind  album cover Frank Fischer Gone With The Wind(CD, Album) Anubis, Innovative Communication 9A-0711-C Spain 1990 Sell This Version
107p Digital-Dance  album cover Software Digital-Dance(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) 100% Electronica 107p US 2017 Sell This Version
240E 2031 Powerplay  album cover Megabyte (3) Powerplay(CD, Album, Dig) Innovative Communication, King Records, Seven Seas 240E 2031 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
240E 2036 Digital-Dance  album cover Software Digital-Dance(CD, Album, Dig) King Records, Seven Seas, Innovative Communication 240E 2036 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
1614-2 The Coral-Sea  album cover Various The Coral-Sea(CD, Comp) Current Records, PPI Entertainment, Innovative Communication 1614-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1615-2 Floating Music  album cover Various Floating Music(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 1615-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1616-2 Ethnic Voices  album cover Various Ethnic Voices(CD, Comp) Current Records, PPI Entertainment, Innovative Communication 1616-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1617-2 Close Your Eyes  album cover Various Close Your Eyes(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 1617-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
2246-2 Our Younger Days  album cover Terry Marshall (2) Our Younger Days(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 2246-2 USA, Canada & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
2252-4 Day Dream  album cover Dancing Fantasy Day Dream(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 2252-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
2289-2 Love Letters  album cover Dancing Fantasy Love Letters(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 2289-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
07/114-2 Happy Go Lucky  album cover 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 On A Summernight With You  album cover Dancing Fantasy Dancing On A Summernight With You(7", Single) Innovative Communication 07/171 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
28 133 German Rock Scene Vol. VI  album cover Various German Rock Scene Vol. VI(LP, Comp) Govi Schallplatten, Innovative Communication, Sky Records 28 133 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
30 647 2 Traumklänge - Musik Für Die Seele  album cover Various Traumklänge - Musik Für Die Seele(2xCD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 30 647 2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
30870-0 Traumklänge Vol. 2  album cover Various Traumklänge Vol. 2(2xCD, Comp, Smplr) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 30870-0 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
77 438 0 Galaxy - Das Digitale Klangwunder Vol. II  album cover Various Galaxy - Das Digitale Klangwunder Vol. II(CD, Comp, Clu) Innovative Communication 77 438 0 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
180.106 Go For It!  album cover Megabyte (3) Go For It!(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 180.106 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
34-9923 Audentity Part 1+3  album cover 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) Innovative Communication 458 065 France 1979 Sell This Version
610054 Universal Ave  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610054 1990 Sell This Version
610093 Passage  album cover Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz - Passage(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 610093 UK, Europe & US 1990 Sell This Version
610105 Midnight Blvd.  album cover Dancing Fantasy Midnight Blvd.(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610105 US 1990 Sell This Version
610115 Tales Of Mullumbimby  album cover Frank Fischer Tales Of Mullumbimby(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 610115 US Unknown Sell This Version
610130 California Grooves  album cover Dancing Fantasy California Grooves(Cass) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610130 US 1991 Sell This Version
610136 The Book Of Moviescores  album cover Freeze Frame (2) The Book Of Moviescores(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610136 US Unknown Sell This Version
620141 1987-1990  album cover Hiroki Okano 1987-1990(Cass, Album, Ltd) Innovative Communication 620141 US 1991 Sell This Version
620171 Moonlight Reflections (...More Than Words Can Say)  album cover Dancing Fantasy Moonlight Reflections (...More Than Words Can Say)(Cass, Album, CrO) Innovative Communication, Da Music 620171 US 1992 Sell This Version
817 620-1 Dziękuję Poland (Enregistré En Public 1983)  album cover 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 Listen!  album cover 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 Palace Of The Winds  album cover Mind Over Matter (2) Palace Of The Winds(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2243-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2248-2 No Man's Land  album cover Symbian No Man's Land(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2248-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2249-2 Cashmere Moon  album cover Venja Cashmere Moon(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2249-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87-2252-2 Day Dream  album cover Dancing Fantasy Day Dream(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87-2252-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2253-2 Angels In Pink  album cover David Geyra Angels In Pink(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2253-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
87 2 254-2 Earth Breeze  album cover Kosei Yamamoto Earth Breeze(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2 254-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2256-2 Source & Destination  album cover Mind-Flux Source & Destination(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2256-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
87 2257-2 The ArtistEdition Best Of  album cover 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 Life Morphing  album cover BioLogICal-Events Life Morphing(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2258-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2261-2 Behind Your Smile (East-2-West Project Vol. II)  album cover 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 Tropical Night  album cover Blue Knights Tropical Night(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2262-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2265-2 Shrill Out...  album cover 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 Feelin' So Good  album cover 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 Bio-Net (Molecular World Wide Web)  album cover BioLogICal-Events Bio-Net (Molecular World Wide Web)(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2273-2 UK, Europe & US 1996 Sell This Version
87 2274-2 Collision  album cover Mind-Flux Collision(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2274-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2275-2 Sacred Area  album cover Jean-Marie Brice Sacred Area(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2275-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2276-2 African Moments  album cover Kowa (3) African Moments(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2276-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2277-2 Range Of Vision  album cover Interface (12) Range Of Vision(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2277-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
87 2278-2 A Dash Of Soul  album cover Venja A Dash Of Soul(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2278-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
87 2282-2 Tears Of The Forest  album cover Kosei Yamamoto Tears Of The Forest(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2282-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2284-2 Cut-Off  album cover Hesse* & Drewes* Hesse* & Drewes* - Cut-Off(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2284-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2285-2 Slide...  album cover Tec-Two* Slide...(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2285-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2286-2 Trance-World  album cover Jean-Marie Brice Trance-World(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2286-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2287-2 The ArtistEdition Best Of  album cover Lisa Franco The ArtistEdition Best Of(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 87 2287-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2 289-2 Love Letters  album cover Dancing Fantasy Love Letters (Album) 87 2 289-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2292-2 The Story Of Alice  album cover 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 Leela  album cover 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 Light Age - New Age Music Vol. III.  album cover 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 Follow Me!  album cover Marcel Thebach Follow Me!(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2296-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2 298-2 Listen! / IC-Collection Vol. V.  album cover 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 Mutabor  album cover BioLogICal-Events Mutabor(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2300-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2302-2 Konception Of Space  album cover Mind-Flux Konception Of Space(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2302-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2303-2 Trance Motions  album cover Hesse* & Drewes* Hesse* & Drewes* - Trance Motions(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2303-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2305-2 Navigator  album cover Symbian Navigator(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2305-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2306-2 Rapture!  album cover Venja Rapture!(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2306-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2307-2 Trance-In-Action  album cover Interface (12) Trance-In-Action(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2307-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2308-2 Fire-Works  album cover Software Fire-Works(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2308-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2310-2 The Sound Of Fruit  album cover Various The Sound Of Fruit(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2310-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2311-2 The Coral-Sea  album cover Various The Coral-Sea(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2311-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2312-2 Floating Music  album cover Various Floating Music(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2312-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2313-2 Ethnic Voices (Visions & Voices From The Far)  album cover 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 Trance World  Beats  album cover Various Trance World Beats(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2314-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2315-2 Close Your Eyes  album cover Various Close Your Eyes(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2315-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2316-2 The Sound Of Sensuality  album cover Various The Sound Of Sensuality(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2316-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2317-2 Whispering World  album cover Various Whispering World(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2317-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2318-2 Urban Grooves  album cover Various Urban Grooves(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2318-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2319-2 Cosmic Excursion  album cover Various Cosmic Excursion(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication 87 2319-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2320-2 Hypnot-ICM-ouvements  album cover Various Hypnot-ICM-ouvements(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication 87 2320-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2321-2 Prophecy Of Love  album cover Triponas Prophecy Of Love(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2321-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2324-2 Klangallee Vol. 2 (Walking Rhythms)  album cover Burkard Schmidl Klangallee Vol. 2 (Walking Rhythms)(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2324-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2325-2 Wild-Life  album cover 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
87 2326-2 Noli Me Tangere  album cover BioLogICal-Events Noli Me Tangere(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2326-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
87 2331-2 Neon At Night  album cover Blue Knights Neon At Night(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2331-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
87 2332-2 Natural Spirit  album cover Magec Natural Spirit(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2332-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
87 2336-2 Kontinuum  album cover Mind~Flux* Kontinuum(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2336-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
87 2338-2 A Balanced World  album cover Freeze Frame (2) A Balanced World(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2338-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
87 2339-2 Curves  album cover Venja Curves(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2339-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
87 2 340-2 Braga-Blue  album cover Braga Braga-Blue(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2 340-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
87 2343-2 Shamanic-Trance  album cover Jean-Marie Brice Shamanic-Trance(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2343-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
87 2 345-2 Under The Stars  album cover Mind Over Matter (2) Under The Stars(CD, Album) Innovative Communication 87 2 345-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
872356-2 Destination Space  album cover Mind-Flux Destination Space(11xFile, MP3, 192) Innovative Communication 872356-2 Germany 2007
872358-2 Source & Destination  album cover Mind Flux* Source & Destination(CDr, Album, RE) Innovative Communication 872358-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
872359-2 Music For Paradise  album cover Mind Over Matter (2) Music For Paradise(CDr, Album, RE) Innovative Communication 872359-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
872360-2 Powerplay  album cover Megabyte (3) Powerplay(CDr, Album) Innovative Communication, Da Music 872360-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
872361-2 The Sound Of Southern Sunsets  album cover Baffo Banfi The Sound Of Southern Sunsets(CDr, Comp) Innovative Communication, Da Music 872361-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
87 2362-2 Tales Of Mullumbimby  album cover Frank Fischer Tales Of Mullumbimby(CDr, Album, RE) Innovative Communication 87 2362-2 Germany 2007 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.