Early in 1994 KREIDLER was founded by Thomas Klein, Andreas Reihse, Detlef Weinrich, and Stefan Schneider who was to leave KREIDLER in 1998 in order to form To Rococo Rot; his place on bass-guitar was taken by Alexander Paulick (of Coloma and Narrow Bridges) - with a conceptual break from 2001 to 2008.
Kreidler's album Riva was released 1994 on a small Parisian label. This was to be the first of 26 releases to date, with the latest EUROPEAN SONG in 2017.
KREIDLER played over 300 shows throughout Europe, Asia and America. In techno clubs, in rock venues, in concert halls. At festivals like Sonar, Roskilde, Nrmal, SXSW, or Cervantino. In museums and art galleries: at the Van Dyck retrospective in Antwerp, for Rosemarie Trockel, Mike Kelley, or in New York's Museum of Modern Art and in the Centre Pompidou Paris for Andreas Gursky.
KREIDLER contributed to artists books such as Deutsch -Young German Photography, Toit du Monde, Romantik. Their videos are screened at festivals e.g. in Barcelona, Valencia, Baden-Baden, and Munich. Au-Pair, La Casa, Moth Race, and Tornado were awarded at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.
KREIDLER'S musical collaborations include Klaus Dinger (NEU!, la Düsseldorf), Add (N) to X, Pyrolator, Young Gods, Momus, Leo Garcia, Theo Altenberg, or Chicks on Speed. KREIDLER remixed artists like Einstürzende Neubauten, Depeche Mode, Faust, or Eurythmics.
KREIDLER music is featured in films, plays and in the modern-dance - e.g. in Pina Bausch's Ten Chi, it has graced the catwalks of Chanel, Lacoste, or Giles Deacon.
KREIDLER composed soundtracks for Alexandra Sell's acclaimed movie Durchfahrtsland / Remote Area / Terre de Transit, for Tommy Pallotta's / Femke Wolting's The Last Hijack, or for Heinz Emigholz' The Airstrip. Emigholz accompanied KREIDLER'S album Den in 2012/13 with 7 films; his movie 2+2=22 (The Alphabet) - built around KREIDLER'S ABC recording session in Tbilisi - premiered at the Berlinale film festival in 2017.
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