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Cluster / Kluster / Qluster

Cluster / Kluster / Qluster
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Germany
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Cluster is the multi-instrumental and electronics duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius formed 1971 in Berlin. The band had their roots in the trio Kluster with Conrad Schnitzler and the related project Eruption. Early Cluster recordings involved guitars, keyboards, and home-made electronics and are of a very experimental nature, on the edge of what is known as Krautrock. Association with Michael Rother from Neu! led to the hybrid project Harmonia and a more musical direction for Cluster. Collaborations with Brian Eno were also recorded, and further recordings covering a wide range of styles. In 1981 Cluster as a duo were put on hold, but have reformed on many occasions. Both members have also been prolific with solo works and other projects, including the duo called Qluster, consisting of Roedelius with Onnen Bock.
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Releases on file (27)
Qluster — Echtzeit Qluster — Echtzeit
(Bureau B BB212, 2016, CD)
Various Artists — Kollektion 04: Bureau B Compiled by Richard Fearless Various Artists — Kollektion 04: Bureau B Compiled by Richard Fearless
(Bureau B BB184, 2015, 2CD)
Qluster — Tasten Qluster — Tasten
(Bureau B BB206, 2015, CD)
Qluster — Lauschen Qluster — Lauschen
(Bureau B BB123, 2013, CD)
Qluster — Antworten Qluster — Antworten
(Bureau B BB77, 2012, CD)
Qluster — Fragen Qluster — Fragen
(Bureau B BB076, 2011, CD)
Qluster — Rufen Qluster — Rufen
(Bureau B VV75, 2011, CD)
Cluster — Qua Cluster — Qua
(Nepenthe AMC09014, 2009, CD)
Cluster — Berlin 07 Cluster — Berlin 07
(Important Records IMPREC191, 2008, CD)
Various Artists — Archives of Space Various Artists — Archives of Space
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0064-2, 1997, CD)
Cluster — First Encounter Tour 1996 Cluster — First Encounter Tour 1996
(Purple Pyramid CLP 9933-2, 1997, 2CD)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Cluster — One Hour Cluster — One Hour
(Captain Trip CTCD-606, 1994/2007, CD)
Moebius + Roedelius — Apropos Cluster Moebius + Roedelius — Apropos Cluster
(Bureau B BB171, 1990/2014, CD)
Cluster — 1971 - 1981 Cluster — 1971 - 1981
(Bureau B BB222, 1981/2016, 9CD)
Cluster — Curiosum Cluster — Curiosum
(Bureau B BB038, 1981/2009, CD)
Cluster — Kollektion 6 - 1971-1981 Compiled by John McEntire Cluster — Kollektion 6 - 1971-1981 Compiled by John McEntire
(Bureau B BB242, 1981/2016, CD)
Cluster — Grosses Wasser Cluster — Grosses Wasser
(Bureau B BB026, 1979/2009, CD)
Eno Moebius Roedelius — After the Heat Eno Moebius Roedelius — After the Heat
(Bureau B BB030, 1978/2009, CD)
Cluster & Eno — Cluster & Eno Cluster & Eno — Cluster & Eno
(Water 156, 1977/2005, CD)
Cluster — Sowiesoso Cluster — Sowiesoso
(Bureau B BB039, 1976/2009, CD)
Cluster — Zuckerzeit Cluster — Zuckerzeit
(Brain 9812987, 1974/2009, CD)
Cluster — Cluster II Cluster — Cluster II
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD1029, 1972/2012, CD)
Cluster — Cluster Cluster — Cluster
(Bureau B BB058, 1971/2010, CD)
Kluster — Eruption (AKA Schwarz) Kluster — Eruption (AKA Schwarz)
(Bureau B BB 112, 1971/2012, CD)
Kluster — Klopfzeichen Kluster — Klopfzeichen
(Bureau B BB 110, 1971/2012, CD)
Kluster — Zwei-Osterei Kluster — Zwei-Osterei
(Bureau B BB 111, 1971/2012, CD)

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