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
none Software-Visions  album cover Software Software-Visions(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
872356-2 Destination Space  album cover Mind-Flux Destination Space(11xFile, MP3, 192) Innovative Communication 872356-2 Germany 2007
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
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
KS 80.005 In'cognito  album cover P'cock In'cognito(12", Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.005 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
IC 12/138-1 Modesty-Blaze Vol. I  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. I(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication IC 12/138-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
IC 12/138-2 Modesty-Blaze Vol. II  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. II(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication IC 12/138-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
IC 12/138-3 Modesty-Blaze Vol. III  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. III(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication IC 12/138-3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
IC 45.068 Dreaming On TV  album cover Quiet Force featuring Betty Legler Quiet Force featuring Betty Legler - Dreaming On TV(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication IC 45.068 Germany 1988 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 45/80.034 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-45/80.039 Soldier Of Fortune  album cover John Paul Young Soldier Of Fortune(12", Maxi) Innovative Communication KS-45/80.039 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
IC 12.90/94 Jack The Bear  album cover Mind Over Matter (2) Jack The Bear(12", Promo) Innovative Communication IC 12.90/94 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC 12.099-1 Killing Me Softly / Girl From Ipanema / The Dancer  album cover Samurai* & Hardbartle* Samurai* & Hardbartle* - Killing Me Softly / Girl From Ipanema / The Dancer(12", Single, Promo) Innovative Communication IC 12.099-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC 12.099-2 Autobahn  album cover Samurai* & Hardbartle* Samurai* & Hardbartle* - Autobahn(12", Single, Promo) Innovative Communication IC 12.099-2 Germany 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
none Modesty-Blaze Vol. II  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. II(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
none Modesty-Blaze  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
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
IC 2225-2 Between Ocean & Clouds  album cover G.E.N.E. Between Ocean & Clouds(2xCD, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication IC 2225-2 Germany 1994 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
IC 2206-2 Light Age - New Age Music Vol. II.  album cover Various Light Age - New Age Music Vol. II.(2xCD, Comp) Innovative Communication IC 2206-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
87 2279-2 Feeling Japan  album cover Various Feeling Japan(2xCD, Comp, CD ) Innovative Communication 87 2279-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
IC 87 1295-2 The Sound Of City & Soul  album cover Various The Sound Of City & Soul(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication IC 87 1295-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
IC 87 1296-2 The Sound Of Feeling & Fire  album cover Various The Sound Of Feeling & Fire(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, IC-Selection, IC-Selection, IC-Selection IC 87 1296-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
IC 87 1297-2 The Sound Of Water & World  album cover Various The Sound Of Water & World(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication IC 87 1297-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
IC 87 1298-2 The Sound Of Ethno & Trance  album cover Various The Sound Of Ethno & Trance(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication IC 87 1298-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
IC 87 1299-2 The Sound Of Space & Time  album cover Various The Sound Of Space & Time(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication IC 87 1299-2 Germany 1998 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
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
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
KS 80.025-26 Audentity  album cover Klaus Schulze Audentity (Album) KS 80.025-26 Germany 1983 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 80.055/56 Electronic-Universe  album cover Software Electronic-Universe (Album) KS 80.055/56 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
RR9923 Audentity  album cover Klaus Schulze Audentity(2xLP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR9923 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
IC 87.201 Sample I  album cover Various Sample I(2xLP, Comp) Innovative Communication IC 87.201 US 1987 Sell This Version
IC 80.060/61-LP Past • Present • Future  album cover Software Past • Present • Future(2xLP, Comp) Innovative Communication IC 80.060/61-LP Germany 1987 Sell This Version
IC 80.066/67 Dream Code  album cover Various Dream Code(2xLP, Comp) Innovative Communication IC 80.066/67 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
IC 80.072/73 Mirror Image  album cover Various Mirror Image(2xLP, Comp) Innovative Communication IC 80.072/73 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
IC 80.082/83 The Voice Of Music  album cover Various The Voice Of Music(2xLP, Comp) Innovative Communication IC 80.082/83 Germany 1989 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
cdhw 065-1 Berlin Super 80 (Music Underground West Berlin 1978 - 1984)  album cover Various Berlin Super 80 (Music Underground West Berlin 1978 - 1984)(2xLP, Comp, RE, RP) Monitorpop Entertainment cdhw 065-1 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
IC 2299-2 Be-Rührungen  album cover Charlotte Gillmann Be-Rührungen(4xCD, Comp + Box) Innovative Communication IC 2299-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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
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
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
IC 07.130-1 California Grooves: Malibu / Riders On The Storm  album cover Dancing Fantasy California Grooves: Malibu / Riders On The Storm(7", Promo) Innovative Communication IC 07.130-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
IC 07.93/90 Star Chip / Jack The Bear  album cover Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz / Mind Over Matter (2) Peter Seiler Featuring Michael Lorenz / Mind Over Matter (2) - Star Chip / Jack The Bear(7", Promo) Innovative Communication IC 07.93/90 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC 07.94/95 Time Actor / Druck  album cover Richard Wahnfried Time Actor / Druck(7", Promo) Innovative Communication IC 07.94/95 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC Promo 085 Voice Of Music  album cover Quiet Force Voice Of Music(7", Promo) Innovative Communication IC Promo 085 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
IC PROMO 62 / 69 I'm On My Way / Powerplay  album cover Peter Seiler, Megabyte (3) Peter Seiler, Megabyte (3) - I'm On My Way / Powerplay(7", Promo) Innovative Communication IC PROMO 62 / 69 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
IC Promo 72/73 Hit Präsentation  album cover Various Hit Präsentation(7", Promo) Innovative Communication IC Promo 72/73 Germany 1988 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
IC 07/114-1 Bon Voyage  album cover Quiet Force feat. Ilse Werner Quiet Force feat. Ilse Werner - Bon Voyage(7", Single) Innovative Communication IC 07/114-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC 07/138-1 Modesty-Blaze Vol. I  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. I(7", Single) Innovative Communication IC 07/138-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
IC 07/138-2 Modesty-Blaze Vol. II  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. II(7", Single) Innovative Communication IC 07/138-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
IC 07/138-3 Modesty-Blaze Vol. III  album cover Software Modesty-Blaze Vol. III(7", Single) Innovative Communication IC 07/138-3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
IC 17.068 Dreaming On TV  album cover Quiet Force featuring Betty Legler Quiet Force featuring Betty Legler - Dreaming On TV(7", Single) Innovative Communication IC 17.068 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
IC Promo 71/76 Island Sunrise / Bali Sunrise  album cover Software / Mind Over Matter (2) Software / Mind Over Matter (2) - Island Sunrise / Bali Sunrise(7", Single) Innovative Communication IC Promo 71/76 Germany 1988 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 17/80.034 Tora (8) Hot Rain / Pieces Of Ice(7", Single) Innovative Communication KS 17/80.034 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
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
KSS 80.17 Ruhrgebiet  album cover Deo Ruhrgebiet(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.17 Germany 1982 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 80.37 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 80.38 Prince Andrew (2) Leather Strap Baby(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.38 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KSS 80.42 Pepper (32) Pepper(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.42 Germany 1983 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
IC 07.099-1 Girl From Ipanema  album cover Samurai* & Hardbartle* Samurai* & Hardbartle* - Girl From Ipanema(7", Single, Promo) Innovative Communication IC 07.099-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC 07/139-1 Free Your Body  album cover TeeKay Feat. Peter LaSalle TeeKay Feat. Peter LaSalle - Free Your Body(7", Single, Promo) Innovative Communication IC 07/139-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
IC 07.103/104 Long Way To Acapulco  album cover Rainer Bloss / Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss Rainer Bloss / Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss - Long Way To Acapulco(7", Single, Promo) Innovative Communication IC 07.103/104 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
IC Promo 82-83 Sharleene / Looking For A Future  album cover Oil On Canvas, Software Oil On Canvas, Software - Sharleene / Looking For A Future (Single) IC Promo 82-83 Germany 1989 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 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 Chip-Meditation, Part I  album cover Software Chip-Meditation, Part I (Album) 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 Fragrance - The Art of Perfume  album cover Software Fragrance - The Art of Perfume(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) 100% Electronica, Innovative Communication none US Unknown
610130 California Grooves  album cover Dancing Fantasy California Grooves(Cass) Innovative Communication, Da Music 610130 US 1991 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
KSMC 80.054 Universal Ave.  album cover Double Fantasy Universal Ave.(Cass) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.054 US 1986 Sell This Version
2 C 266-64636 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(Cass, Album) EMI 2 C 266-64636 France 1981 Sell This Version
2205-4 Carol Albert Tides Of Change(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 2205-4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
2252-4 Day Dream  album cover Dancing Fantasy Day Dream(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 2252-4 US 1995 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
458 065 Richard Wahnfried Time Actor(Cass, Album) 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
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
D4-74765 Sensitive Touch  album cover Peter Seiler Sensitive Touch(Cass, Album) Chameleon Records (2), Innovative Communication D4-74765 US 1988 Sell This Version
D4-74766 Digital-Dance  album cover Software Digital-Dance (Album) D4-74766 US 1988 Sell This Version
D4-74823 Smile  album cover Quiet Force Smile (Album) D4-74823 US 1990 Sell This Version
IC 2196-4 Red Night  album cover Blue Knights Red Night(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication IC 2196-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
IC 2202-4 Worldwide  album cover Dancing Fantasy Worldwide(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication IC 2202-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
IC 180.105 Midnight Blvd.  album cover Dancing Fantasy Midnight Blvd.(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication IC 180.105 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ICMC 80.064 Syn-Code  album cover Software Syn-Code(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication ICMC 80.064 US 1987 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.