This Week in Posivibes: Cluster Reissue


The formative krautrock band created by Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius (which at times included Brian Eno) has received the full reissue treatment: a box set including all eight of Cluster’s studio albums recorded from 1971–1981, plus a previously unreleased album featuring two of the band’s live performances. Of the dynamic between Roedelius and Moebius, Pitchfork says, “theirs showed what a sound world two individuals could manifest—expansive yet efficient at once—and it’s a dynamic that’s powered most electronic music groups ever since.” The box set maps out this dynamic, along with the full spectrum of shifts in sound and experimentation that the band explored over the years—which makes this box set, put out by Bureau B, certainly worth a listen.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →