Posted by themusicsover on August 4, 2011
1937 – August 4, 2011
Conrad Schnitzler was a German-born musician who became one of electronic music’s most influential pioneers. As an early member of the great Tangerine Dream, Schnitzler helped launch what would become known as “krautock,” and in doing so, influenced such electronic based acts as Brian Eno, Radiohead, and everyone in between. Following his short stint with Tangerine Dream, Schnitzel left to form Kluster, another experimental group that laid the foundation of what we now know as industrial music. In more recent years, Schnitzler self-produced and self-distributed numerous CD-Rs of his recordings while collaborating with others. He released over 100 recordings throughout his career, the latest being 00/830, just days before he passed away. Conrad Schnitzler died of stomach cancer on August 4, 2011.
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Posted by themusicsover on June 12, 2010
November 11, 1965 – June 12, 2009
Andy Huhges was a respected UK music producer who is best remembered for his work with the Orb and Basement Jaxx. His work on the Orb’s “Toxygene” single helped it reach #4 on the UK charts back in 1997. He also did work on music by the Cranberries and Tangerine Dream. He died of a short undisclosed illness at the age of 44.
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