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.
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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
TG 1381 Neuzeit (Höhepunkte Der Neuen Deutschen Tanzmusik)  album cover Various Neuzeit (Höhepunkte Der Neuen Deutschen Tanzmusik)(LP, Comp) K-Tel TG 1381 Switzerland 1981 Sell This Version
SX 2657 Universal Ave.  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave.(LP, Album) Polskie Nagrania Muza SX 2657 Poland 1988 Sell This Version
RRK 15028 Tonwelle  album cover Richard Wahnfried Tonwelle(LP, Album, RE) Racket Records RRK 15028 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RRK 15.023 Galaxie Cygnus-A  album cover Robert Schröder Galaxie Cygnus-A(LP, Album, RE) Racket Records RRK 15.023 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RRK 15.022 Mosaique  album cover Robert Schröder Mosaique(LP, Album, RE) Racket Records RRK 15.022 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RRK 15.021 Floating Music  album cover Robert Schröder Floating Music(LP, Album, RE) Racket Records RRK 15.021 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RR 9993 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR 9993 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
RR 9991 Ideal  album cover Ideal (3) Ideal(LP, Album) Innovative Communication RR 9991 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
RR 9990 Programm 2  album cover Din A Testbild Programm 2(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR 9990 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
RR 9989 Mosaique  album cover Robert Schröder Mosaique(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR 9989 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
RR 9948 Galaxie Cygnus-A  album cover Robert Schröder Galaxie Cygnus-A(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR 9948 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
RR 9947 Zwischenmischung  album cover Klaus Krüger Zwischenmischung(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Roadrunner Records RR 9947 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
RR9923 Audentity  album cover Klaus Schulze Audentity(2xLP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR9923 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
PR004 Sampler  album cover Dancing Fantasy Sampler(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Da Music, Innovative Communication PR004 US Unknown Sell This Version
PLP 0038 Electronic Nightworks  album cover Kurt Riemann Electronic Nightworks(LP, Album) Pronit PLP 0038 Poland 1986 Sell This Version
Pallas Test Pressing Chip-Meditation Part I  album cover Software Chip-Meditation Part I(LP, Album, TP) Innovative Communication Pallas Test Pressing Germany 1985 Sell This Version
none Innovative Communication Sampler  album cover Various Innovative Communication Sampler(CD, Comp, Smplr) Les Folies Art, Innovative Communication none Italy 1990 Sell This Version
none Space Design (ReMixed)  album cover Software Space Design (ReMixed)(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Modesty-Blaze Vol. II  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. II(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Beam-Scape  album cover Peter Mergener & Michael Weisser Beam-Scape(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Electronic-Universe Part I  album cover Software Electronic-Universe Part I (Album) none US Unknown
none The-Third-Dimension-Live-In-Concert  album cover Software The-Third-Dimension-Live-In-Concert(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Software-Visions  album cover Software Software-Visions(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Fragrance - The Art of Perfume  album cover Software Fragrance - The Art of Perfume(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Chip-Meditation, Part I  album cover Software Chip-Meditation, Part I (Album) none US Unknown
none Digital-Dance  album cover Software Digital-Dance(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Innovative Communication none Germany 1988 Sell This Version
none Western Spaces  album cover Steve Roach / Kevin Braheny / Richard Burmer Steve Roach / Kevin Braheny / Richard Burmer - Western Spaces(Cass, Album, Promo) Innovative Communication none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Poesie der Meere  album cover Various Poesie der Meere(CD, Comp) Innovative Communication none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
none Modesty-Blaze  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Heaven-To-Hell (Requiem Für Analoge Seelen)  album cover Software Heaven-To-Hell (Requiem Für Analoge Seelen)(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none I.C. Sampler Vol. I  album cover Various I.C. Sampler Vol. I(Cass, Smplr) Innovative Communication none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Dig It (Pre - Release)  album cover Klaus Schulze Dig It (Pre - Release)(Cass, Promo, Smplr, Dol) Innovative Communication none Germany 1980 Sell This Version
none Beyond The Horizon  album cover Various Beyond The Horizon(CD, Comp, Promo) IC/DigIt Music GmbH, Fujitsu Ten, Innovative Communication none Europe 1996 Sell This Version
MW 02/1988 Dea Alba  album cover Software Dea Alba(Cass, Album, wit) Innovative Communication MW 02/1988 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
MW 01/1987 Fluting Paradise  album cover G.E.N.E. Fluting Paradise(LP, Album) Innovative Communication MW 01/1987 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
MCD 30660 Wer Hat An Der Uhr Gedreht...?  album cover Abstürzende Brieftauben Wer Hat An Der Uhr Gedreht...?(CD, Album) MCA Records MCD 30660 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
MCC 30660 Abstürzende Brieftauben Wer Hat An Der Uhr Gedreht...?(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCC 30660 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
LS•89/01 Rainbow... Over The Gypsy Hill  album cover Hiroki Okano Rainbow... Over The Gypsy Hill(CD, Album, Unofficial) Landy Star Music LS•89/01 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
LS•86/01 Island Energy  album cover Megabyte (3) Island Energy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Landy Star Music LS•86/01 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
LS•3554 Powerplay  album cover Megabyte (3) Powerplay(CD, Album, Unofficial) Landy Star Music LS•3554 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
LFICD 124 Powerplay  album cover Megabyte (3) Powerplay(CD, Album) Les Folies Art LFICD 124 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
LFICD 123 Digital-Dance  album cover Software Digital-Dance(CD, Album, RE) Les Folies Art LFICD 123 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
LFIC 123 Digital-Dance  album cover Software Digital-Dance(LP, Album) Les Folies Art LFIC 123 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
LFIC 1Z6 MX Voice Of Music  album cover Quiet Force Voice Of Music(12", Tra) Les Folies Art LFIC 1Z6 MX Italy 1989 Sell This Version
LFAD 1240 Love Letters  album cover Dancing Fantasy Love Letters(CD, Album) Les Folies Art LFAD 1240 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
LFAD 1221 Midnight Blvd.  album cover Dancing Fantasy Midnight Blvd.(CD, Album) Les Folies Art LFAD 1221 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
LFAD 1216 Quiet Storms  album cover Michael Hoppé Quiet Storms(CD, Album) Les Folies Art LFAD 1216 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
LFAD 1213 Go For It!  album cover Megabyte (3) Go For It!(CD, Album) Les Folies Art LFAD 1213 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
KSS 30-80.004/1 Blaue Augen  album cover Ideal (3) Blaue Augen(12") Innovative Communication KSS 30-80.004/1 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KSS 17-80.04/1 Blaue Augen  album cover Ideal (3) Blaue Augen(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 17-80.04/1 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KSS 80.42 Pepper (32) Pepper(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.42 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KSS 80.38 Prince Andrew (2) Leather Strap Baby(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.38 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KSS 80.37 Babysitter Boogie / "C-Club" Rap  album cover Km/h (4) Babysitter Boogie / "C-Club" Rap(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.37 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KSS 80.23 Hollywood 26 25 24  album cover Mainstreet (4) Hollywood 26 25 24(7") Innovative Communication KSS 80.23 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KSS 80.19 Love Junky  album cover Avis Davis Love Junky(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.19 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KSS 80.17 Ruhrgebiet  album cover Deo Ruhrgebiet(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.17 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KSS-1039 Soldier Of Fortune  album cover John Paul Young Soldier Of Fortune(7", Single) I.C. Records (Australia) KSS-1039 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.057 Flying Frames  album cover Peter Seiler Flying Frames(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.057 US 1986 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.055 Electronic-Universe / Planet-Spheres  album cover Software Electronic-Universe / Planet-Spheres(2xCass, Album) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.055 US 1985 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.054 Universal Ave.  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave.(Cass) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.054 US 1986 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.050 Chip-Meditation Part I  album cover Software Chip-Meditation Part I(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.050 US 1985 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.047 Kurt Riemann Electronic Nightworks(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.047 US 1984 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.046 Beam-Scape  album cover Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* Beam-Scape(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.046 US 1984 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.044 Ebondàzzar  album cover Peak (2) Ebondàzzar(Cass, Album, CrO) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.044 US 1986 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.032 Ma, Dolce Vita  album cover Baffo Banfi Ma, Dolce Vita(Cass, Album, CrO) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.032 US 1986 Sell This Version
KSMC 80.022 Clara Mondshine Memorymetropolis (Album) KSMC 80.022 US 1983 Sell This Version
KSMC 80 008 Hearth  album cover Baffo Banfi Hearth(Cass) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KSMC 80 008 US 1981 Sell This Version
KS CD 80.053 Phancyful-Fire  album cover Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* Phancyful-Fire(CD, Album) Innovative Communication KS CD 80.053 US 1987 Sell This Version
KS 710.051-52 New Age Music  album cover Various New Age Music (Comp) KS 710.051-52 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
KS 80.055/56 Electronic-Universe  album cover Software Electronic-Universe (Album) KS 80.055/56 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
KS 80.051/52 New Age Music  album cover Various New Age Music (Comp) KS 80.051/52 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
KS 80.040/41 Dziękuję Poland (Live '83)  album cover Klaus Schulze, Rainer Bloss Klaus Schulze, Rainer Bloss - Dziękuję Poland (Live '83) (Album) KS 80.040/41 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.025-26 Audentity  album cover Klaus Schulze Audentity (Album) KS 80.025-26 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS-45/80.039 Soldier Of Fortune  album cover John Paul Young Soldier Of Fortune(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication KS-45/80.039 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 45/80.034 Hot Rain / Pieces Of Ice  album cover Tora (8) Hot Rain / Pieces Of Ice(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication KS 45/80.034 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 45/80.029 Skywalker / Space Detective  album cover Robert Schröder Skywalker / Space Detective(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication KS 45/80.029 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 45/80.027 Woman Of Steel  album cover W.H.Y. Woman Of Steel(12") Innovative Communication KS 45/80.027 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 17/80.039 Soldier Of Fortune  album cover John Paul Young Soldier Of Fortune(7", Single) Innovative Communication KS 17/80.039 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 17/80.034 Tora (8) Hot Rain / Pieces Of Ice(7", Single) Innovative Communication KS 17/80.034 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 17/80.029 Space Detective / Skywalker  album cover Robert Schröder Space Detective / Skywalker(7", Single) Innovative Communication KS 17/80.029 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 17/80.027 Woman Of Steel / Bahrain  album cover W.H.Y. Woman Of Steel / Bahrain(7") Innovative Communication KS 17/80.027 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 710.054 Universal Ave.  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave.(CD, Album) Innovative Communication KS 710.054 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
KS 180 004 Ideal  album cover Ideal (3) Ideal(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KS 180 004 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 82 014 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Hal) Innovative Communication KS 82 014 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 81 014 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Nor) Innovative Communication KS 81 014 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80.063 Visions Of Audio  album cover Clara Mondshine Visions Of Audio(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.063 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
KS 80.058 Night-Light  album cover Peter Mergener · Michael Weisser* Night-Light(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.058 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
KS 80.057 CD Flying Frames  album cover Peter Seiler Flying Frames (Album) KS 80.057 CD US 1986 Sell This Version
KS 80.057 Flying Frames  album cover Peter Seiler Flying Frames (Album) KS 80.057 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
KS 80.054 CD Universal Ave.  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave. (Album) KS 80.054 CD US 1986 Sell This Version
KS 80.054 Universal Ave.  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave. (Album) KS 80.054 US 1986 Sell This Version
KS 80.053 Phancyful-Fire  album cover Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* Phancyful-Fire (Album) KS 80.053 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
KS 80.050 CD Chip-Meditation  album cover Software Chip-Meditation(CD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80.050 CD US 1986 Sell This Version
KS 80.050 Chip-Meditation Part I  album cover Software Chip-Meditation Part I (Album) KS 80.050 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
KS 80.049 Seigèn  album cover Seigèn* Seigèn(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.049 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
KS 80.048 Morning Picture  album cover Yoshio Suzuki Morning Picture(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.048 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
KS 80.047 Electronic Nightworks  album cover Kurt Riemann Electronic Nightworks (Album) KS 80.047 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
KS 80.046 Beam-Scape  album cover Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* Beam-Scape (Album) KS 80.046 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
KS 80.045 Programm 3  album cover Din A Testbild Programm 3(LP) Innovative Communication KS 80.045 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.044 Ebondàzzar  album cover Peak (2) Ebondàzzar (Album) KS 80.044 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1983 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.