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    Rest in peace Dieter Moebius

    The influential German rock / electronics pioneer has died.
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    I think I have a couple albums by him if he went by his last name. RIP
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    RIP
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    Good god DAMN this year has had some hard losses.

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    I thought Moebius would have no end. RIP.

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    ^ Indeed.

    Sad about this.

    I'm doing Cluster '71, Zuckerzeit and both Harmonias this upcoming weekend. Odd to think that he was actually younger than Roedelius.
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    Bummer. R.I.P.

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    He's up there making another album with Conny... RIP.
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    Damn, another guy from the German electronic scene? 2015 is rough! RIP Moebius.

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    Man o' man. It's getting harder looking at the music news every day.
    I going to have to reach back into the attic eaves & pull out some Cluster vinyl. A little quiet time for me tonight.
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    Moebius & Plank, Rastakraut Pasta!!!

    He was a true pioneer, his experiments with Schnitzler and Roedelius set my world on fire.

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    Spinning Musik von Harmonia now......
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    Some wonderful music. Originality trumps musicianship sometimes... Tonight I think I'll pull out "Rastakraut Pasta" and "Deluxe".

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    I love the early Clusters and the Harmonias (especially the Harmonias), but I forgot about Rastakraut Pasta, which is another solid fave....
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    on Rastakraut Pasta. My other 2 favorites from outside Cluster/Harmonia are "Double Cut" which is kind of Proto-Techno and the great "Cosmic Couriers" release from the 90s.

    RIP!

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    Very sorry to hear of Dieter's passing. Rest in peace, or the electronic noises of your choosing.
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    A true visionary artist. And one of my favorite ones...

    I played both Klusters, "Sowiesoso", Liliental, "Zero Set" and Cosmic Couriers "Other Places" in memoriam...
    Macht das ohr auf!

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    RIP
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I played both Klusters, "Sowiesoso", Liliental, "Zero Set" and Cosmic Couriers "Other Places" in memoriam...
    There were actually three Klusters: Klopfzeichen and Zwei-Osterei of course, but also Schwartz was a live recording of the trio. It was released first under this title under Schnitzler's name, then later as "Eruption" by Kluster. Then of course Cluster (re-released as "Cluster '71"), Cluster II, Zuckerzeit, Sowiesoso, Cluster & Eno and After The Heat.

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    Don't forget Liliental's sole album.

    It was their only LP, but a good 'un.
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    RIP

    I saw him at least once, with Cluster on their first US tour.

    I saw Michael Rother in a duo (I think, it might have been a trio, but not Harmonia) live around '97-'99, and I could've sworn that Moebius was playing with him. But alas, I have no ticket stub as I bought at the door, and in my older age, the memory is fleeting.

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    Played the Moebius & Plank "Rastakraut Pasta"/"Material" 2-on-1 CD last night, and found myself liking even the tracks I had always considered "duds". I played those LP's to death back when they first came out. I never got around to "Deluxe" and "After The Heat", so they'll be on tap for tonight.

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