Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cluster Visits Northern California and Beyond

The amazing and under appreciated German duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius aka Cluster paid a visit to Northern California over the weekend. They are continuing to peddle the minimalist space dusted lullabies that originally laid the foundation for space rock and electronic hybrids from the early 70's to a continued relevance with old fans and new audiences alike.

They have been frequent collaborators with Brian Eno, Conny Plank and Neu!/Kraftwerk alumnus, Michael Rother.

San Francisco was the conclusion of a 3 day stint of Northern California shows, which started in Big Sur and ended at the Great American Music Hall. The beloved LP jacket images of long hair and giant, untidy stacks of beautiful, analog circuitry and it's requisite spaghetti-wiring had gone. In it's place were two older, balder geezers perched over the tidy 2008 version gear of Kaoss Pads, Nord Leads, and multiple DJ-CD players. Sonically whole and geometrically enlightened.
Wonderful night indeed..

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