R.I.P. Krautrock Pioneer Dieter Moebius
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:
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:
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.
I was very happy to have met him and extremely proud to have released one of his records. R.I.P. Dieter Moebius.— More Than Human (@FCat) July 20, 2015
moebius' contributions to kosmische (and well beyond) are some of the most primal and potent - to the stars, dieter pic.twitter.com/kx29v3JGsH— RVNG Intl. (@rvngintl) July 20, 2015
RIP Dieter Moebius. One of the most important people in my personal musical world. https://t.co/Gta46oHwXr— Tough Age (@toughage) July 20, 2015
RIP Dieter Möbius, such an amazing musician who left behind an amazing, singular legacy. https://t.co/o1c0KeqBsV— Keith F. Whitman (@keithfwhitman) July 20, 2015