Tangerine Dream/Kluster electronic music pioneer and
Krautrock avatar leaves behind a massive body of work.
By Fred Mills
Influential – and prolific –
German electronic music pioneer Conrad Schnitzler passed away on August 4
following a battle with stomach cancer.
An early member of synth
legends Tangerine Dream and a founding member (along with Hans-Joachim
Roedelius and Dieter Moebius) of Kluster, aka Cluster, Schnitzler had
studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen before embarking upon a long and fruitful
career in electronic music. He’s considered one of the pioneering personalities
in Krautrock – admittedly a broad genre – and released scores upon scores of
albums. Shortly before his death he issued 00/830.
Schnitzler was an influence on everyone from Brian Eno to