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During the day the young artist was active as an activist and hired as a temporary worker in a restaurant, at night he experimented with new jazz sounds on the saxophone and drums at home on an old fish steamer.

Today he is known to most as "a third" of the Krautrock band Kluster. Their debut album Klopfzeichen (1970) is just as impressive as their very first appearance when the trio performed in the Berlin art gallery Hammer for twelve hours in a row.

This was just the start of an extraordinary music career: in a single night, the 26-year-old Moebius and his bandmates Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler, together with the now legendary producer Conny Plank, recorded their first two completely improvised albums as a cluster.


An activist during the day and working part time in a restaurant, and experimenting with new jazz tones on the saxophone and drums at night while living on an empty trawler on the river, Dieter Moebius could be referred to as a visionary.

These days he is probably best known as one third of Krautrock band Kluster, their debut record Klopfzeichen (1970) is as remarkableastheir first and reasonably unknown performance, when the trio played at funky Berlin art gallery Hammer for 12 hours non-stop.

Their extraordinary music career had just begun: