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R.I.P. Dieter Moebius

Sorry to learn that Dieter Moebius passed away this morning. Moebius was first in the band Kluster with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler. Their recordings in this era were unusually harsh, almost industrial. Then Moebius/Roedelius broke away from Schnitzler and … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Edgar Froese

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese passed away on January 20th from a pulmonary embolism. Here he is on guitar back in 1969

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R.I.P. Joe Yamanaka

Less than 24 hours after writing an obituary for Conrad Schnitzler and here I am having to write that Joe Yamanaka has passed away today. Joe will be best known to our readers as singer from classic Japanese heavy psychedelic … Continue reading

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Conrad Schnitzler R.I.P.

Electronic pioneer Conrad Schnitzler has passed away from stomach cancer on August 4th. Scnitzler was an early member of Tangerine Dream. He playedg on the band’s avant rock debut album “Electronic Meditation”, released through Ohr in 1970. However, he is … Continue reading

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Ira Cohen R.I.P.

The film-maker Ira Cohen has passed away, as confirmed by his website. Although also a photographer and a poet, Cohen is best remembered for his short psychedelic, avant garde film “The Invasion of Thunder Bolt Pagoda”. The film was released … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Trish Keenan

Warp Records have issued a statement: It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Peter Christopherson

The sad news has reached us this morning that Peter Christopherson has passed away in his sleep at the age of 55. Peter, better known as Sleazy, was a musician (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil & Threshold House Boys Choir), … Continue reading

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