Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory

A selection of key recordings by trailblazing German electronic outfit Cluster, including one unreleased album and two made with Brian Eno, will form a new box set called Cluster 1971-1981.

Among the eight remastered LPs included are Cluster 71Cluster II and Zuckerzeit, released on Brain Records in 1972, Sowiesoso and Curiosum, released on Sky in 1976 and 1981 respectively, as well as Cluster & Eno (1977) and Eno Moebius Roedelius / After The Heat (1978).

Having worked as a trio with Conrad Schnitzler, Kluster swapped the K for a C and released their self-titled ‘debut’ as two-piece Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius in 1971. It was subsequently re-released with different artwork on Günter Körber’s genre-defining Sky label in 1980, a year after the influential Grosses Wasser.

Completing the set is Konzerte 1972/1977, an album of previously unreleased live recordings.

Out on April 8 on Piccadilly Records and available to pre-order now, the box set has been remastered by Willem Makkee and comes with a booklet featuring essays on each album, along with rare photos.

It follows 2015’s five-vinyl Harmonia retrospective, which was in the works before Dieter Moebius died last July.

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Box set contents:

Cluster 71 – originally released 1971 on Philips 6305074
Cluster II – originally released 1972 on Brain 1006
Zuckerzeit – originally released in 1972 on Brain 1056
Sowiesoso – originally released in 1976 on SKY 005
Cluster & Eno – originally released in 1977 on SKY 010
Eno Moebius Roedelius / After The Heat – originally released in 1978 on SKY 021
Grosses Wasser – originally released in 1979 on SKY 027
Curiosum – originally released in 1981 on SKY 063
Konzerte 1972/1977 – previously unreleased

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