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KREIDLER are a Düsseldorf/Berlin based band, consisting of Thomas Klein, Alex Paulick and Andreas Reihse. KREIDLER play an electronic-based form of popular music, though they also use acoustic instruments. Mostly instrumental, always rhythmic, with a pop-appeal, between IDM and Electronica.

The band was founded in 1994, with their debut album Riva in 1994 on the Parisian label En Contresans. This was to be the first of 31 releases to date, with the most recent Twists (a visitor arrives) in 2024.

KREIDLER played throughout Europe, Asia and America. In techno clubs, in rock venues, in concert halls. At festivals like Sonar, Roskilde, Nrmal, SXSW, or Cervantino. Commissioned by Goethe-Institut the band toured Sout-East-Asia and Mexico.
KREIDLER performed in museums and art galleries: at the Van Dyck retrospective in Antwerp, for Rosemarie Trockel, Thea Djordjadze, Mike Kelley, or in The MoMA NYC and in the Centre Pompidou Paris for Andreas Gursky. For a project of Djordjadze and Trockel they collaborated in 2019 with singer Asmik Grigorian at Elbphilharmonie, an extension to an exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg.

KREIDLER'S music was presented in installations at CTM Transmediale Berlin, at Image Movement , at italic Berlin, at metakino, Helsinki, or - for 2 years - in Mischa Kuball's res·o·nant at Jewish Museum Berlin.
They contributed to artists books such as Deutsch - Young German Photography, Toit du Monde, Romantik.
Their videos are regularly screened at film-festivals e.g. in Barcelona, Valencia, Baden-Baden, and Munich. Au-Pair, La Casa, Moth Race, Tornado, and Eurydike were awarded at the short film festival Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.

KREIDLER'S musical collaborateurs include Klaus Dinger (NEU!, la Düsseldorf), Add (N) to X, Pyrolator, Young Gods, Leo Garcia, Chicks on Speed, or Anika.
They remixed artists like Einstürzende Neubauten, Depeche Mode, Edward, Faust, or Eurythmics.

KREIDLER music has graced the catwalks of Lagerfeld, Chanel, Lacoste, 22/4 _Hommes_Femmes, or Giles Deacon. It is featured in films, plays and in the modern-dance - e.g. in Pina Bausch's Ten Chi or in Eva Meyer-Keller's Polaroid.
They worked with authors like Jacob Wren, Nick Currie/ Momus, Theo Altenberg, Mark von Schlegell, or Ricardo Domeneck. In 2015 KREIDLER'S collaboration with Sibylle Berg started, participating in touring lecture performance Der Tag, als meine Frau einen Mann fand, continued in 2018 supporting p≡p coop at re:publica#18, and in 2019 and 2020 for exclusive award shows in Kassel respectively Augsburg.

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 and it's expanded webversion - which won a Digital Emmy in 2015.
KREIDLER has an ongoing collaboration with Heinz Emigholz. Emigholz accompanied their album DEN in 2012/13 with 7 films. The band contributed the music to The Airstrip (2014), The Last City (2020), and The Suit (2024). In 2022 Emigholz created the cover artwork for Spells and Daubs. The movie 2+2=22 (The Alphabet) is built around KREIDLER'S ABC recording session in Tbilisi, and premiered at the Berlinale film festival in 2017.



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