Chrislo Haas

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Chrislo Haas
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Chrislo Haas, Berlin, 2002
Background information
Birth name Christian Ludwig Haas
Also known as Chrislo
Born (1956-11-16)November 16, 1956
Died October 23, 2004(2004-10-23) (aged 47)
Years active 1978-2004
Notable instruments
Korg MS-20

Christian Ludwig "Chrislo" Haas (16 November 1956 – 23 October 2004) was a German Neue Deutsche Welle musician best known as a member of Liaisons Dangereuses and a founding member of Minus Delta t, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and Der Plan. He was also a member of Crime & the City Solution.[1]

Haas was born in Aichach and moved to Berlin. He heavily influenced the German music scene of the 1980s through his work on the synthesizer (Korg MS-20) with bands such as Minus Delta t, D.A.F., CHBB/Liaisons Dangereuses and Crime & the City Solution. He is regarded as one of the founding fathers of techno and modern electronic dance music.[1] His former D.A.F bandmate Gabi Delgado said in 2015 that "Chrislo Haas influenced me more than Robert, in his extreme, über-punk way. Chrislo was a natural-born provocateur, which I liked."[2]

Haas' work was extensively documented in Verschwende Deine Jugend (Waste Your Youth), Jürgen Teipel's book on the Neue Deutsche Welle.[1]

Haas died in late October 2004 at the age of 47 years in Berlin from circulatory collapse due to excessive alcohol consumption.[1]

Solo discography[edit]

As Chrislo:

  • Low (2×LP/CD, Tresor TRESOR-92, 1998)[3][4]
    • La Chouette (7:31) / Hangars D'Orion (11:00) // Système Nerveux (5:00) / Fils D'O. (5:45) / Le Bleu (2:20) /// Double Brin (5:40) / 2CV d'O. (4:50) // Gromelo (5:25) / L'Eau (6:30)
  • Hangars D'Orion (11:00) // La Chouette (Surgeon Remix) (4:31) / 2 CV D'Orion (Regis Berlin Mix) (4:52) (12", Tresor TRESOR-91, 1998)[5]

Further reading[edit]

  • Jürgen Teipel. Verschwende Deine Jugend. Ein Doku-Roman über den deutschen Punk und New Wave. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt/Main 2001, ISBN 3-518-39771-0.
  • Rüdiger Esch. Electri_City. Elektronische Musik aus Düsseldorf 1970-1986. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-51846464-9


  1. ^ a b c d Van Isacker, Bernard (2 November 2004). "Founding member DAF and Liaisons Dangereuses dies". Side-Line. Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Von Thülen, Sven (14 August 2015). "DAF icon Gabi Delgado Wants to Drive You Off the Dance Floor". Electronic Beats. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
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