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 
458 065 Richard Wahnfried Time Actor(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication 458 065 France 1979 Sell This Version
IC 58 064 Mickie D's Unicorn  album cover Mickie D's Unicorn Mickie D's Unicorn (Album) IC 58 064 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
IC 58 065 Time Actor  album cover Richard Wahnfried Time Actor (Album) IC 58 065 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
IC 58 066 Ma, Dolce Vita  album cover Baffo Banfi Ma, Dolce Vita (Album) IC 58 066 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
IC 58 087 Harmonic Ascendant  album cover Robert Schröder Harmonic Ascendant (Album) IC 58 087 Germany 1979 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
IC 58 088 Faster Than The Speed Of Light  album cover Arthur Brown / Vincent Crane Arthur Brown / Vincent Crane - Faster Than The Speed Of Light (Album) IC 58 088 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
IC 58 133 Energism  album cover Francis Monkman Energism (Album) IC 58 133 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
IC 58 159 Affenstunde  album cover Popol Vuh Affenstunde (Album) IC 58 159 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
IC 58 178 The Prophet  album cover P'cock The Prophet (Album) IC 58 178 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 80.001 Floating Music  album cover Robert Schröder Floating Music(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.001 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 80.002 Programm 1  album cover Din A Testbild Programm 1(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.002 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 80.003 Be Careful, Too  album cover Lorry Be Careful, Too(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.003 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 80.004 Ideal  album cover Ideal (3) Ideal (Album) KS 80.004 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 180 004 Ideal  album cover Ideal (3) Ideal(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KS 180 004 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 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
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
2C 068-64636 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album) EMI 2C 068-64636 France 1981 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
DJF 20579 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP) DJM Records (2), Innovative Communication DJF 20579 UK 1981 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
KS 80.006 Tonwelle  album cover Richard Wahnfried Tonwelle(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.006 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80.007 Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin  album cover Popol Vuh Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80.007 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80 008 Hearth  album cover Baffo Banfi Hearth (Album) KS 80 008 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80 009 Luna Africana  album cover Clara Mondshine Luna Africana (Album) KS 80 009 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80 010 Weight Control  album cover Lorry Weight Control (Album) KS 80 010 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80 011 Programm 2  album cover Din A Testbild Programm 2(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80 011 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80.012 TransVision  album cover Dieter Schütz TransVision(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.012 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80013 One Is One  album cover Klaus Krüger One Is One (Album) KS 80013 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80 014 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer (Album) KS 80 014 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80.015 No. 1  album cover Avis Davis No. 1 (Album) KS 80.015 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KS 80.016 Mosaique  album cover Robert Schröder Mosaique(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.016 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 82 014 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Hal) Innovative Communication KS 82 014 Germany 1981 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
RR 9989 Mosaique  album cover Robert Schröder Mosaique(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR 9989 Netherlands 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 9991 Ideal  album cover Ideal (3) Ideal(LP, Album) Innovative Communication RR 9991 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
RR 9993 Trancefer  album cover Klaus Schulze Trancefer(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR 9993 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
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
KS 80.017 Deo  album cover Deo Deo(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.017 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.018 Zwischenmischung  album cover Klaus Krüger Zwischenmischung(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.018 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.019 Love Junky  album cover Avis Davis Love Junky(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.019 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80020 Traum-Töters Knecht  album cover Bloss* Traum-Töters Knecht(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80020 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.021 Galaxie Cygnus-A  album cover Robert Schröder Galaxie Cygnus-A(LP, Album, Ltd) Innovative Communication KS 80.021 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.024 Paperback Heroes  album cover Lorry Paperback Heroes(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.024 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.028 Die Gesunden  album cover Die Gesunden Die Gesunden(LP, Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80.028 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80 030 Mickie D's Unicorn  album cover Mickie D's Unicorn Mickie D's Unicorn(LP, Album, RE) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80 030 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.031 Time Actor  album cover Richard Wahnfried Time Actor (Album) KS 80.031 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80 032 Ma, Dolce Vita  album cover Baffo Banfi Ma, Dolce Vita (Album) KS 80 032 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80033 Harmonic Ascendant  album cover Robert Schröder Harmonic Ascendant (Album) KS 80033 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
KS 80.035 The Prophet  album cover P'cock The Prophet(LP, Album, RP) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80.035 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 80.19 Love Junky  album cover Avis Davis Love Junky(7", Single) Innovative Communication KSS 80.19 Germany 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
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
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
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
JAMS 25 Audentity  album cover Klaus Schulze Audentity(LP) Innovative Communication, Illuminated Records JAMS 25 UK 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.022 Memorymetropolis  album cover Clara Mondshine Memorymetropolis (Album) KS 80.022 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.023 Hollywood 262524  album cover Mainstreet (4) Hollywood 262524(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.023 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.027 Present Tense  album cover W·H·Y* Present Tense(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.027 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.029 Paradise  album cover Robert Schröder Paradise (Album) KS 80.029 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.034 Tora  album cover Tora (8) Tora(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.034 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.036 No Doubt, The Goose Is Out!  album cover Bright Orange No Doubt, The Goose Is Out!(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.036 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80.043 Assassin  album cover Mark Shreeve Assassin(LP, Album, TP) Innovative Communication KS 80.043 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
KS 80.045 Programm 3  album cover Din A Testbild Programm 3(LP) Innovative Communication KS 80.045 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 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
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 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
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
KSMC 80.022 Clara Mondshine Memorymetropolis (Album) KSMC 80.022 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 80.23 Hollywood 26 25 24  album cover Mainstreet (4) Hollywood 26 25 24(7") Innovative Communication KSS 80.23 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
KSS 80.37 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
RR9923 Audentity  album cover Klaus Schulze Audentity(2xLP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Innovative Communication RR9923 Netherlands 1983 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 80.047 Electronic Nightworks  album cover Kurt Riemann Electronic Nightworks (Album) KS 80.047 Germany 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 80.047 Kurt Riemann Electronic Nightworks(Cass, Album) Innovative Communication KSMC 80.047 US 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
RRK 15.022 Mosaique  album cover Robert Schröder Mosaique(LP, Album, RE) Racket Records RRK 15.022 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 15028 Tonwelle  album cover Richard Wahnfried Tonwelle(LP, Album, RE) Racket Records RRK 15028 Germany 1984 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 80.049 Seigèn  album cover Seigèn* Seigèn(LP, Album) Innovative Communication KS 80.049 Germany 1985 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 80.053 Phancyful-Fire  album cover Peter Mergener ◦ Michael Weisser* Phancyful-Fire (Album) KS 80.053 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 80.055/56 Electronic-Universe  album cover Software Electronic-Universe (Album) KS 80.055/56 Germany 1985 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.