Cluster was a German experimental musical group consisting of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius. They have recorded albums in a wide variety of styles ranging from experimental music to progressive rock and have influenced the development of contemporary popular electronic and ambient music, in short they are cult! The original trio of Conrad Schnitzler, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius released two seminal albums as Kluster before Roedelius and Moebius replaced the K with a C and continued as a duo. The band was active from 1971 until 2010, releasing a total of 15 albums, including two collaborations with Brian Eno.
Out soon is a must-have box set (available here as a 9CD boxset and available here as a 9LP boxset) which contains all 8 of the regular LPs which represent their main phase, plus a previously unreleased album of 2 live recordings from the years 1972 and 1977. All of the albums have been remastered by Willem Makkee and Asmus Tietchens has contributed an exclusive text on the evolution and significance of the band. The booklets also include essays on each individual album and rare photos.
- “Cluster 71” originally released 1971
- “Cluster II” originally released 1972
- “Zuckerzeit” originally released in 1972
- “Sowieso” originally released in 1976
- “Cluster & Eno” originally released in 1977
- Eno Moebius Roedelius – “After The Heat” originally released in 1978
- “Grosses Wasser” originally released in 1979
- “Curiosum” originally released in 1981
Plus the previously unreleased:
- “Konzerte 1972/1977” holding the Fabrik, Hamburg 1972 live recording and the Festival International de la Science-Fiction, Metz 1977 live recording.
Here’s how the band sounded live with Moebius & Roedelius performing live at Dampfzentrale Bern 15. September 2007 featuring Dorit Chrysler on Theremin. It’s a rather good live audience recording.