|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||krautrock electronic ambient experimental psychedelic|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
The long career of this German collective has embraced many musical styles, from early Krautrock (under their original name Kluster), through progressive rock and ambient to avant garde industrial. Throughout, their willingness to experiment has endeared them to both critics and fans alike.
Formed in the heart of Berlins underground arts scene, the original line-up comprised multi-instrumentalists Hans-Joachim Roedelius (26 October 1934, Berlin, Germany), Dieter Moebius (b. 16 January 1944, Appenzell, Switzerland) and Conrad Schnitzler (b. 1937, Düsseldorf, Germany). The latter was concurrently a member of Tangerine Dream. The trio had met at the citys experimental music club Zodiak Free Arts Lab, and recorded their debut album (as Kluster) at the end of 1969. Released in an extremely limited run on the Schwann label the following year, the album comprised two lengthy sidelong pieces featuring conventional rock...