Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius are Cluster. Highly influential and unique as a fingerprint, these two German gentlemen have shaped the direction of popular music without even intending to.
[audio:15 Curvtum.mp3]From their early days on with Conrad Schnitzler as Kluster or their works with Michael Rother, silent member Conny Plank and Brian Eno, Moebius and Roedelius can look back on a heap of albums and different takes on krautrock, ambient, avant-garde and experimental music.
But this is just a hint; an attempt to categorize their music would come to nothing. They were doing loop music way before the sampler was invented, took a hiatus whenever they felt like it and have just recently started to play live again. Whatever we could say about them, their music doesn’t need any words. This is Kosmische Musik!
Cluster has been active since 1971, releasing a total of 13 albums. Musician, writer and rock historian Julian Cope places three Cluster albums in his Krautrock Top 50 and “The Wire” places Cluster’s self-titled debut album in their “One Hundred Records That Set The World On Fire”.