R.I.P. Krautrock Pioneer Dieter Moebius

R.I.P. Krautrock Pioneer Dieter Moebius
Dieter Moebius, a pioneer of Krautrock, kosmische and electronic music, has passed away at the age of 71. Moebius was best known for his work with Cluster, Kluster and Harmonia, though he also maintained a prolific solo career and released Nidemonex just last year. 

The news was first broken by Neu!/Kraftwerk member Michael Rother, who worked with Moebius in the Brian Eno-collaborating Harmonia. He shared the following Facebook post:
 
 

Very sad news today for all friends of Dieter Moebius and his unique music. Our friend, neighbour and collaborator...

Posted by Michael Rother on Monday, July 20, 2015


The news was quickly corroborated with a post from the Cluster Facebook account. Though three-quarters of the post is in German, Google translate reveals that it's a heartfelt memorial, complete with the confession that Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius hadn't spoken to Moebius since they parted ways in 2010. You can read through it below:
 
 

Dieter Moebius best friend of mine since 1969 and collegue in "Kluster","Cluster" and"Harmonia"died this morning.One of...

Posted by Cluster on Monday, July 20, 2015


A flurry of musicians and labels have also already paid tribute to Moebius and his legacy on Twitter. You can see sampling of those below.