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Cluster (band)

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Cluster were a German musical duo consisting of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, formed in 1971 and associated with West Germany's krautrock and kosmische music scenes.[2] Born from the earlier Berlin-based group Kluster, they relocated in 1971 into the countryside village of Forst, Lower Saxony, where they built a studio and collaborated with musicians such as Conny Plank, Brian Eno, and Michael Rother; with the latter, they formed the influential side-project Harmonia. After first disbanding in 1981, Cluster reunited several times: from 1989 to 1997, and from 2007 to 2010.[3]

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Hans-Joachim Roedelius (left) and Dieter Moebius perform as Cluster in New York, 2008.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (left) and Dieter Moebius perform as Cluster in New York, 2008.
Background information
OriginBerlin, Germany
Years active1971–1981
LabelsPhilips, Brain, Sky, YHR, Curious, Gyroscope, Purple Pyramid, Captain Trip, Bureau B
Past membersHans-Joachim Roedelius
Dieter Moebius
Conny Plank
WebsiteMyspace: Roedelius/Cluster
Roedelius: official website

AllMusic described the group as "the most important and consistently underrated space rock unit of the '70s."[2] Music historian Julian Cope places three Cluster albums—Cluster II (1972), Zuckerzeit (1974), and Sowiesoso (1976)—in his Krautrock Top 50[4] and The Wire places the debut album in its "One Hundred Records That Set the World on Fire".[5]