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The most important and consistently underrated space-rock unit of the '70s, Cluster (originally Kluster) was formed by Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler as an improv group that used everything from synthesizers to alarm clocks and kitchen utensils in their performaces. Continuing on as a duo, Moebius and Roedelius eventually recorded many landmark LPs -- separately, as a duo, and with all manner of guest artists from Brian Eno to Conny Plank to Neu!'s Michael Rother -- in the field of German space music often termed kosmische. Cluster also continued to explore ambient music into the '90s, long after their contemporaries had drifted into tamer new age music or ceased recording altogether.

Cluster originally came out of a Berlin art/music collective named the Zodiak Free Arts Lab, formed by Conrad Schnitzler (one of the leaders of the city's avant-underground), and also including Hans-Joachim Roedelius plus future members of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel and Guru Guru. After Schnitzler and Roedelius met an art student named Dieter Moebius, the threesome formed Kluster in 1970. The group performed around Europe and even in Africa, engaging in wild improv sessions utilizing any instruments they could get their hands on; while touring they met engineer Conny Plank, soon to become a major part of Cluster's recorded output into the late '80s. The first three Kluster LPs, 1970's Klopfzeichen and Zwei Osterei plus 1971's Eruption, consisted of side-long improvisatory jams.

Soon after the release of Eruption, Schnitzler left the band for a solo career. Moebius and Roedelius continued on as Cluster and, with the help of Plank, released two eponymous studio albums in 1971 and 1972. An ongoing collaboration with Michael Rother (Neu!) began in 1973, after the duo founded their own private studio out in the German countryside. After inviting Rother down to record, the results were released as the 1974 Cluster LP Zuckerzeit, a watershed of electronic pop midway between Cluster, Neu! and Kraftwerk (the latter just about to explode with their own Autobahn LP). That same year, Moebius, Roedelius and Rother formed a Krautrock super-group named Harmonia; two excellent albums followed in the next year, Musik von Harmonia and Harmonia De Luxe, as well as a few sessions with Brian Eno (unreleased until 1997's Tracks & Traces).

Eno himself began his own collaboration with Moebius and Roedelius in 1977, when Sky Records released Cluster & Eno. The trio also recorded After the Heat two years later (technically credited as "Eno Moebius Roedelius"), and after a hiatus of six years resumed the relationship with Begegnungen and Begegnungen II (both featuring Plank in the lineup as well).

Though Roedelius and Moebius also launched solo careers around this time (1978 and 1983, respectively) they continued to release compelling Cluster material in keeping with Zuckerzeit, including Sowiesoso in 1976, Grosses Wasser three years later and Curiosum in 1981.

Besides the Eno collaborations and many other solo works, almost fifteen years passed before the appearance of another Cluster album, 1994's One Hour. Moebius and Roedelius continued to work and tour together continually.

©AMG


Cluster - 1976 - Soweisoso

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Year: 1976
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut
Format: APE (multitrack)
Size: 83+87=170 Mb

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The evocative toybox melodies (usually the Roedelius compositions) on 1974's Zuckerzeit reached their peak with Sowiesoso, courtesy of ambling pieces like "Dem Wanderer," the title track, and the vaguely Oriental "Halwa." The drum programs are still irresistibly simplistic (not to say simple), but even when Sowiesoso stretches out into primarily beatless terrain ("Es War Einmal," "Zum Wohl"), the album retains its power.


Track Listings

1. Sowiesoso (7:19)
2. Halwa (2:52)
3. Dem Wanderer (3:52)
4. Umleitung (3:29)
5. Zum Wohl (6:54)
6. Es War Einmal (5:26)
7. In Ewigkeit (7:24)

Total Time: 37:16

Line-up/Musicians

- Hans Joachim Roedelius / electronics
- Dieter Moebius / electronics

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Cluster - 1979 - Grosses Wasser

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Year: 1979
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut
Format: APE (multitrack)
Size: 65+68=133 Mb

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The best of the proper Cluster LPs recorded between their various Eno collaborations of the late '70s and early '80s, Grosses Wasser comprises six tracks of slowly building electronics. While the dark-sounding tracks "Avanti" and "Prothese" sound like a fusion of Tangerine Dream and disco, others including "Isodea" and "Manchmal" recall the early days of Cluster 71.


Track Listings:

1. Avanti (4:44)
2. Prothese (2:04)
3. Isodea (4:03)
4. Bretengrad 20 (4:04)
5. Manchmal (2:05)
6. Grosses Wasser (18:38)

Total time 36:07

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Cluster - 1974 - Zuckerzeit

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Year: 1974
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut
Format: MP3, 320 kbps, Stereo, Lame 3.97
Size: 90 Mb

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An unexpected jump from the extended kosmische jams of ''Cluster 71'' into uncharted territory that signaled their direction for years to come, ''Zuckerzeit'' presented a vision of electronic pop, fusing the duo's haunted melodic sense with crisp, scratchy drum programs that provided a grounded focus to all those synthesizer warbles. Oddly, the ten short tracks have separate composer credits (five each), leading to the assumption that Roedelius handled more evocative synthesizer lines ("Hollywood," "Rosa") while Moebius pushed the group into experimental ground ("Rote Riki," "Caramba"). It's undoubtedly one of the most distinctive records in the Cluster discography, though the simple lack of space rock material makes it a difficult album to recommend from the outset.
©AMG


Track Listings

01. Hollywood (4:40)
02. Caramel (3:00)
03. Rote Riki (6:10)
04. Rosa (4:08)
05. Caramba (3:55)
06. Fotschi Tong (4:15)
07. James (3:18)
08. Marzipan (3:15)
09. Rotor (2:38)
10. Heisse Lippen (2:20)

Line-up/Musicians

- Hans Joachim Roedelius / electronics
- Dieter Moebius / electronics

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Though Harmonia began as a sideline excursion for Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster and Michael Rother of Neu!, the group became one of the most legendary in the entire Krautrock/kosmische scene with the release of several mid-'70s LPs.

After two studio albums recorded as Cluster, Roedelius and Moebius moved out to the German countryside to build their own studio in the village of Forst. After several disappointments in his attempt to expand Neu! into a live unit, Rother retreated to Cluster's studio for a series of relaxed, improvisational jam sessions that wedded Cluster's exploratory space music with the chugging rhythms and guitar sense of Rother. The debut Harmonia LP, Musik Von Harmonia, appeared in 1974 (with an accomplished live track, recorded in Amsterdam). Though Rother also continued with Neu! to create another Krautrock classic, Neu! '75, Harmonia remained his focus for another LP, 1975's De Luxe. Brian Eno had proclaimed Harmonia "the world's most important rock group," and he eventually joined the proceedings for several 1976 sessions -- the legendary results of which lay unreleased for over twnety years, until Rykodisc acquiesced with the release of Tracks & Traces. Though Cluster and Eno continued their collaboration during the late '70s, Rother began a solo career with 1978's Sternthaler.
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Harmonia (Cluster+Neu!) - 1975 - Deluxe

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Year: 1975
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut
Format: MP3, 320 kbps, Stereo, Lame 3.97
Size: 99 Mb

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A touch more immediate and song-oriented than its predecessor, but no less enchanting and lovely to hear, De Luxe again features the trio experimenting with a variety of approaches, most particularly including vocals here and there for the first time. There's also a guest musician helping out, namely Mani Neumeier from Guru Guru, and while he's not playing all the time, where he does appear, as on the wonderful lengthy jam "Walky-Talky," a blend of his percussion and swooping guitar filigrees and keyboards, it's a fine choice. His slow, subtle build throughout the song helps send it higher and higher without seeming to. The various vocals really do fit the music in a lovely way, and it's little surprise that Brian Eno might have felt even more of an affinity with the group than before, being non-musical but still affecting, like mysterious chants or barks. The motorik pulses and rhythms, however soft and subtle, still dominate the proceedings, while the glazed, warm feeling of the whole album is astounding. "De Luxe (Immer Wieder)" makes for a just majestic enough start -- Rother's sudden guitar builds over five minutes in avoid brute domination for a structured, rising approach -- while "Notre Dame" consists of a series of mini-movements exploring central themes. There's also a bit in the way of straight-ahead rock in a distinctly Neu!-like fashion, with "Monza (Rauf und Runter)" easily coming across as an analog to Neu! 75's "Hero," a charging, fantastic number that is without question one of Krautrock's best individual songs. Meanwhile, in an amusing nod to the unspoken '70s rock rule -- thou shalt have one song based on the works of Tolkien -- one track is called "Gollum." What his creator would have thought of the half-goofy, half-brooding track is anyone's guess.

©AMG


Credits:

Co-producer, Engineer - Conny Plank
Drums - Mani Neumeier
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Michael Rother
Keyboards, Vocals - Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Synthesizer, Harp [Nagoja], Vocals - Dieter Moebius

Notes:
Recorded June '75 with Conny's mobile equipment at Harmonia Studio Forst, mixed July '75 at Conny's Studio.

Tracklisting:

1. Deluxe (Immer Wieder) (9:45)
2. Walky-Talky (10:35)
3. Monza (Rauf Und Runter) (7:07)
4. Notre Dame (4:15)
5. Gollum (4:35)
6. Kekse (5:35)

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Harmonia (Cluster+Neu!) - 1974 - Musik Von Harmonia

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Year: 1974
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut, Kraut-Rock
Format: MP3, 320 kbps, Stereo, Lame 3.97
Size: 100 Mb

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The debut Harmonia album is at once a product of their source bands and a fine new twist on them, resulting in music that captures what for many is the Krautrock ideal, or more accurately, the motorik ideal. It's not Kraftwerk's all-synth, clean, clinical pulse, nor Neu!'s seemingly effortless glide, nor Can's stomping art world funk. Instead it's at once playful and murky, steady and mechanical, a supergroup of sorts who easily achieves and maintains such a seemingly overstated status by embracing a variety of approaches that work wonders. The players bring their usual multi-instrumental roles to the fore, ensuring that the end results achieve their own distinct sound -- this isn't simply Cluster with Rother's assistance or Rother trying for a solo record with Cluster's backing. For all that, there's a touch more Cluster in the end -- the spacier parts on Musik Von Harmonia have that duo's hushed chill, the electronic percussion of Rother meanwhile avoids his familiar crisp punch using real drums in Neu! outside of the perky "Dino." "Ohrwurm," meanwhile, has a strung-out guitar grind nicely offset by a far more restrained wail in the background, further backed by delicate keyboards and tones. When it comes to pure drift, the wonderful "Sehr Kosmisch" is the understandable winner, a nearly 11-minute-long piece that undeniably had to have been part of the attraction for Brian Eno in his later work with the band. A piano piece reminiscent of Eno collaborator Harold Budd drifts up and down through the mix of keyboard shimmers and electronic washes, resulting in a piece at once both meditative and gently rhythmic. Other songs, like "Veterano" and "Watussi," suggest the electro-pop approach, which Kraftwerk inadvertently founded, but with their own quirky edge, rhythmic distortion, and guitar parts playing with the expected formula.

©AMG


Credits:

Guitar, Piano, Organ, Percussion [Electronic] - Michael Rother
Organ, Guitar, Percussion [Electronic] - J. Roedelius
Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion [Electronic] - D. Moebius
Producer - Harmonia

Notes:
Recorded and produced at the Harmonia Heimstudio, Forst, Germany, June - November 1973

Tracklisting:

1. Watussi (5:55)
2. Sehr Kosmisch (10:50)
3. Sonnenschein (3:50)
4. Dino (3:30)
5. Ohrwurm (5:05)
6. Ahoi! (5:00)
7. Veterano (3:55)
8. Hausmusik (4:30)

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Harmonia 76 - 1976/1997 - Tracks & Traces

Brian Eno, Hans Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Michael Rother

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Record date: 1976
Release date: 1997
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut, Ambient
Format: MP3, 320 kbps, Stereo, Lame 3.97
Size: 60+67=127 Mb

Цитата:

It's hard to believe this batch of tracks was scrapped and remained unreleased for twenty years after being recorded.  Pairing the fabulous trio of Rother, Moebius and Roedelius with the Brain himself, Brian Eno, was a master stroke.  This would have been a Krautrock classic had it been edited into an easy to swallow 40 minute slab of wax, I just know it.  With a bit of trimming, this would be a five star album, I've no doubt.  As it stands, its release was more archival, and in this case, the more the better, just to get an idea of what this fabulous foursome were capable of.  Hints of the future Cluster and Eno project abound, and Rother began exploring the more emotional sounds he could wring from his guitar, something that became the hallmark of his solo work.

This is nearly as good as anything any Krautrock act ever managed to release in the 70s, and should be in the collection of any Eno, Neu! or Cluster fan.  There is simply no excuse not to.  Even if it's not "a real album", it gives a very good idea of what we would have been treated to had they had the ability to issue this in 1976.

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Tracklisting:

1. Vamos Companeros (4:32)
2. By the Riverside (9:31)
3. Luneburg Heath (4:53)
4. Sometimes in Autumn (15:49)
5. Weird Dream (6:39)
6. Almost (5:28)
7. Les Demoiselles (3:59)
8. When Shade Was Born (1:30)
9. Trace (1:31)

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Cluster - 1971 - Cluster 71

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Year: 1971
Country: Germany
Style: Ambient, Kraut-Rock
Format: MP3, 256 kbps, Stereo, Lame 3.92
Size: 85 Mb

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Cluster 71 is Cluster's debut album -- after Conrad Schnitzler left the trio known as Kluster to go solo -- and it's a strange and mercurial wonder. Issued by Philips, it is a Krautrock record with no rock. There is precious little to hold onto here. Using a pair of organs with a boatload of effects pedals, audio-generators (the kind used by electricians), an electronically treated cello, a Hawaiian guitar, and some other sundry items, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (along with producer Conny Planck, who functioned, in essence, as a third member) created a dislocating, disorienting meld of random space music, industrial noise, proto-ambient atmospherics, feedback, and soundwash that walked some crooked line between musique concrete, improvisation, and raw unmusical terrorism. There is no regular beat, though there is, at times, a very pronounced rhythm. The terrifying ending in the final third of "15:33" is one of many examples; so too, with the quiet yet creepy commencement of "7:38," with its hushed approximation of a heartbeat that escalates into a wall of clash and clang rather quickly, with the pulse of an organ emanating deliriously from the background before it slows to the point of silence -- not fadeout, but collapse. The final work here, "21:17," also oozes an irregular rhythmic pulse at the beginning, courtesy of a lone guitar chord played with a wah wah pedal and looped on a tape recorder. But it is displaced by random whirrs and whizzes from the generators in tandem. So many of the sounds here cannot be readily identified, and that lends this recording its sense of timelessness. Of all the pieces here, this last one, with its varying dynamics and textures -- all of them rather sparse but multi-dimensional nonetheless -- is at once utterly magical and nearly completely forbidding. Cluster 71 is a masterwork, not because it set out to be, but in spite of itself. It's one of those moments in rock history where all bets were off and everyone involved -- except perhaps the record label -- found it liberating.

©AMG


Credits:

Engineer - Conny Plank
Producer - Cluster, Conny Plank

Notes:

Recorded in 1971, digitally remastered in 1995

Tracklisting:

1. <Untitled 1> (15:33)
2. <Untitled 2> (07:38)
3. <Untitled 3> (21:17)

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Never had any of these band before.
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Moebius+Roedelius (Cluster) - 1990 - Apropos Cluster

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Year: 1990
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut, Ambient
Format: MP3, 256 kbps, Joint-Stereo, Blade
Size: 78 Mb

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This album, a sort of reunion, I guess you could say, falls far short of Cluster's best efforts.  On the surface, its format is the same as the very good 1979 album Grosses Wasser. That is, half short songs, followed by one long piece, the title track.  It also closely resembles the oddball 1981 album Curiosum in that none of the songs have particularly good melodies, and there is a sense of discontent and menace that's unique to later period Cluster.  That's not to say the album isn't interesting, it is interesting to someone exploring Cluster, surely.  But the musical highlight is sadly the very last moments of the album when they quote their own song "Es war einmal" from the superb 1976 album Sowiesoso.  It brings the whole affair to an end, and seems likely to be the end of the line as far as Cluster studio albums go.

©Kronz from rateyourmusic.com


Line-up/Musicians
- Hans Joachim Roedelius / electronics
- Dieter Moebius / electronics

Credits:
Producer - Cluster

Notes:
All tracks composed by Dieter Moebius & Hans-Joachim Roedelius.
Recorded 1989 - 1990 in Blumau.
Cover by Dieter Moebius.

1. Grenzganger (7:19)
2. Emmental (3:17) [Featuring - Stanislaw Michalak]
3. Gespiegelt (6:49)
4. Falls (2:48)
5. Appropos Cluster (21:49)

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Moebius & Plank (Cluster) - 1980 - Rastakraut Pasta

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Year: 1980
Country: Germany
Style: Electro-Kraut
Format: MP3, 320 kbps, Stereo, Lame 3.97
Size: 80 Mb

Credits:
Artwork By - Moebius
Bass - Holger Czukay (tracks: 3, 4, 5)
Composed By - Moebius & Plank
Mastered By - Souichirou Nakamura
Producer - Moebius & Plank

Notes:
All other instruments by Moebius & Plank
Originally released on Sky Records 039, Germany, 1980
Recorded and mixed in Sept 1979 at Conny's studio
Digitally remastered at Peace Music, Tokyo, Japan 2007

Tracklisting:
1. News (4:53)
2. Rastakraut Pasta (6:17)
3. Feedback 66 (4:57)
4. Missi Cacadou (5:31)
5. Two Oldtimers (7:02)
6. Solar Plexus (4:55)

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Bonus for japanese edition of Rastakraut Pasta:
7. Landebahn (1:28) 3.5 Mb

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Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno [Remastered] (2008)
(Cluster_and_Eno--Cluster_and_Eno-Remastered-2006-1way)

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a r t i s t : Cluster & Eno
t i t l e : Cluster & Eno
d a t e : 2006
l a b e l : Water
g e n r e : Electronic
r l s. d a t e : Apr/2008
t r a c k s : 09
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s i z e : 47,7 MB

01. Ho Renomo [05:11]
02. Schone Hande [03:06]
03. Steinsame [04:13]
04. Wehrmut [03:27]
05. Mit Simaen [01:33]
06. Selange [03:35]
07. Die Bunge [03:47]
08. One [06:20]
09. Fur Luise [05:04]

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Originally recorded and released in 1977, this pioneer ambient music album brought together several legends of progressive electronic music: Brian Eno, solo artist and collaborator with David Bowie, Robert Fripp, and Roxy Music; Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, both of whom had made dozens of ground-breaking recordings throughout the '70s, and Michael Rother, of the hugely influential Krautrock band Neu!. This album was the first of several celebrated collaborations between these artists, whose influence looms over many current artists such as Moby, Radiohead, Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, and Tortoise.
впечатляет!удивительно что я не знал - старички ведь уже blink.gif
we will also kill ourselves and vomit diarrea on stage just for your veiwing pleasure because we love you
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Нет ли у кого следующих релизов:
Cluster - One Hour (1994)
Cluster - Japan 1996 Live
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