Tag: Cluster

Cluster’s Dieter Moebius Unplugs – R.I.P.

Dieter Moebius was a founding member of influential German bands Cluster and Harmonia, creating a sound that was known as Krautrock and collaborating with Brian Eno. Moebius died on July 20 at the age of 71. We go back to an interview with Moebius and bandmate Hans-Joachim Roedelius from 1996.

Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Lloyd Cole: Clustered Commotions.

Hear the Echoes Interview with Cluster’s Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Lloyd Cole in the Echoes Podcast. In alternative rock circles, German bands from the 1980s are considered pioneers of sound.  Kraftwerk, Can, Neu, Harmonia and Cluster are consistently name-checked by everyone from David Bowie and Brian Eno to Stereolab and Radiohead. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a founding member…

Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

It’s A Meeting of an 80s’s Rocker and 70′ Electronic Pioneer. Tonight on Echoes, Cluster‘s (or Qluster) Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Lloyd Cole talk about their electronic collaboration. In alternative rock circles, German bands from the 1980s are considered pioneers of sound.  Kraftwerk, Can, Neu, Harmonia and Cluster are consistently name-checked by everyone from David Bowie…

Shoegaze Ambience with Manual – Echoes Podcast

Interview with Jonas Munk a.k.a Manual in Echoes Podcast In the early 2000’s a new sound in electronic music emerged.  It mixed German Space and Progressive Rock, with Shoegaze guitar and contemporary Electronica.  Two of the leading lights in this sound were Manual and Ulrich Schnauss.  Manual is Danish musician Jonas Munk and he’s carved…

Conrad Schnizler Unplugs: R.I.P. 8/4/2011

Conrad Schnitzler, a founding member of both Tangerine Dream and Cluster has passed at the age of 74.  Schnitzler was one of the true conceptualists of electronic music .   He was a member of Tangerine Dream on on their debut album, Electronic Meditation and founded Kluster with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius.  They switched their…

Cluster Converges and The Foundry Founders

Some bands last for the long haul, some labels struggle. Philadelphians got a surprise performance from the legendary German electronic band Cluster this past Saturday at St. Mary’s Parish Hall as part of The Gatherings series. The show was originally billed as a concert by Tim Story, Dwight Ashley and original Cluster member Hans-Joachim Roedelius…