Cluster live in Berlin at INTERFACE 2007 - the video
Last night i went to check out one band who was already there before Autobahn by Kraftwerk was released: Cluster
Talking about the return of the “Originators of Space Age” and calling it “the reunion of the year”, Christoph Lindner of Planet Rock Booking had informed us about this one of a kind concert.
Formerly as the trio Kluster, after the departure of Conrad Schnitzler, the duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius carried on as Cluster. Actually, much touted as pioneers, Cluster are often quoted as innovators in ambient music, but in reality they were far more wide ranging, and have been important in the shaping all sorts of modern electronic music genres.
Nearly 40 years after some legendary concert which had a duration of 12 (twelve) hours, the left Berlin in 1969 without further notice and yesterday night was their first concert since back then.
The Cluster men, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius filled the air with cosmic sounds and all of us who have some deeper knowledge about the history of electronic music can easily imagine what kind of ambient sounds the audience encountered yesterday evening. Remaining nearly motionsless Moebius and Roedelius only moved their fingers to turn the knobs of their gear.
Personally i was very delighted to see the father of my Yamaha DX7 IIFD, some original DX7 model on stage and some famous electronic musicians in the audience which was a mixture of younger folks and people who could’ve attended the 1969 jam.
For all interested in the history of electronic music and Krautrock it was a great encounter hearing those sounds performed live, and the great pa system added to the satisfaction i felt after this great demonstration of two pioneers.
Check out our video preferably with your headphones on as we took the audio with in-ear microphones to give you some better impression of last night’s show.