New Music From Krautrock Pioneer Dieter Moebius, ‘Aspirin’

Curious Music has announced a posthumous album by German electronic music artist Dieter Moebius, Aspirin.

Dieter Moebius (1944 – 2015) was a pioneering electronic music, best known for his work with the ‘Krautrock’ bands Kluster/Cluster (with Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and Harmonia (with Roedelius and Michael Rother of NEU!). He also collaborated with a variety of other musicians, though, including Brian Eno, Conny Plank and Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru). On October 6th,

Aspirin was originally completed in 2005, but is only now released for the first time.

Here’s what the label has to say about the new Moebius album:

Aspirin presents a broad spectrum of Moebius’ distinctive approach — kosmische, rhythmic, abrasive, and hypnotic.

From the repetitive patterns of the album title track to the reverberating layers found in ‘C9H8O4’ and ‘Synthetic’, Moebius delves deep into the surging maelstrom of synthesized experimentalism that he is famed for, and which continues to inspire a generation of sound explorers and composers today. Elsewhere, the dirtified electronica of ‘Spiraea’ and whimsical ‘Providence’ provide further evidence of the humour and imagination implanted in Moebius’ work, while the cyclical, mechanical ‘Muffler C’ is perfectly Moebius – profoundly unfussy but bubbling with noise and life.

The album artwork is by composer and artist Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo).

You can preview Aspirin below. It’s available to pre-order via Bandcamp:


Muffler C

3 thoughts on “New Music From Krautrock Pioneer Dieter Moebius, ‘Aspirin’

  1. I’m a huge Cluster fan, as that was my doorway into the non-Berlin/sequencer world of intelligent ambient. “Cluster and Eno” sets a high standard. The Moebius/Roedelius music is especially memorable. Even now, it sounds downright fresh when contrasted with today’s dance looping. I enjoy some of that too, but Kluster and Harmonia take you on a field trip to Venus. Well, Venus is way too hot, but you get the idea. Check it out.

  2. Fun tones. I’m not sure I have the requisite attention span for long stretches of patterns without much evolution, but I do really like the playful sonic goofery.

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