CLUSTER

Cluster can be counted among the most important international protagonists of the electronic avant-garde. Some credit them with having invented ambient music, others as pioneers of synthesizer pop, whilst to some they are firmly embedded in the krautrock universe. There is some truth in all of these notions.

Cluster (or Kluster in the beginning) were founded 1970 in Berlin by Conrad Schnitzler, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius. A change in direction and musical differences moved Moebius and Roedelius to split from their third member. The duo recorded 10 regular studio albums between 1971 and 2009. Their debut album ("Cluster 71") is one of the "One Hundred Records That Set The World On Fire", according to The Wire. Bureau B re-released six Cluster albums (see below) and several solo works of the two musicians (see Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius)


9 ALBUM BOX SET OUT IN APRIL

On April 3rd 2016 Bureau B will release a luxurious 9 album CLUSTER box set. It contains all eight of the regular LPs which represent their main phase 1971—1981, plus a previously unreleased album of two live recordings from the years 1972 and 1977. All of the albums have been remastered by Willem Makkee. Asmus Tietchens has contributed an exclusive text on the evolution and significance of the band. The booklets also include essays on each individual album and rare photographs. Limited to 1000 vinyl sets (180g) and 1500 CD sets. You can preorder this must-have here. The first 200 orders also include a cover print.


BUREAU B RELEASES



Cluster 71
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Sowiesoso (1976)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Cluster & Eno (1977)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Eno Moebius Roedelius: After The Heat (1978)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Curiosum (1981)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Grosses Wasser (1979)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Apropos (1990)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


One Hour (1994)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


USA live (1997)
(Read more about the release in English / German)


Japan live (1997)
(Read more about the release in English / German)

LINKS

Wikipedia on Cluster

MUSIC



Samples from Cluster albums in chronological order



PICS


BOXSET 1971-1981 — click for Hi-Res version


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BUY


Cluster
9 album box set 1971—1981



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Japan live



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USA live



Cluster
One Hour



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Apropos Cluster



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Apropos Cluster



Cluster
Cluster 71



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Sowiesoso



Cluster & Eno
Cluster & Eno



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Curiosum



Cluster
Großes Wasser