Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Moebius - Blue Moon (1986)

Dieter Moebius (born 1944 in Switzerland, died 20 July 2015) was a German/Swiss experimental-ambient electronic musician.
Moebius studied art in Brussels and Berlin and met there Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler(Tangerine Dream). They founded a band Kluster in 1969. After the departure of Schnitzler, they changed their name to Cluster. Later Moebius and Roedelius founded the band Harmonia with Michael Rother (Neu!), which also collaborated with Brian Eno.
Dieter Moebius was involved into numerous projects with such musicians as Conny Plank, Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru).Moebius toured with Michael Rother as Rother & Moebius in 2007. Additionally, on 27 November 2007, a Harmonia reunion concert was held in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, where the band performed together live for the first time since 1976.
"Blue Moon" was Moebius's (Cluster/Harmonia) last solo release for Sky Records. It is the soundtrack to a film of the same name, some kind of late '80s German crime thriller, possibly. Anyway, this is the only instance of Moebius writing a film score and as such it's defined by certain parameters which mark it from the rest of his work. A totally unique album.
R.I.P. Moebius!


Anonymous said...

RIP Dieter Moebius Für immer

Alan Burns said...

RIP Moebius. The greatest live performance I ever attended was Rother & Moebius about ten years ago, spellbinding stuff. Love all his unique music so much, such a sad loss.