Monday, July 20, 2015

Mobi RIP

Dieter Moebius (aka Mobi) has died aged 71 after a battle with cancer. As half of Cluster and a third of Kluster and Harmonia, he played a major part in the development of krautrock and electronic music. Of his many group and solo efforts, I'd say Heisse Lippen (from Zuckerzeit), Sowiesoso's title track, Dino from Musik von Harmonia and Two Oldtimers from Rastakraut Pasta are up there in my Top 100 tracks of all time. 
I corresponded with him a little in the early 80s but only met him once, in Tokyo in the early noughties, when he was gigging with Michael Rother. After the show we went out for dinner and I got to know him a little better. It was a privilege.

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