Christian Kleine

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Christian Kleine
Christian Kleine 2011-10-05.jpg
Pictured in 2011
Background information
Born (1974-12-08) 8 December 1974 (age 42)
Lindau, Germany
Genres Electronica, intelligent dance music
Years active Early 1990s–present
Labels City Centre Offices, Morr Music
Associated acts Herrmann & Kleine
Website www.christiankleine.com

Christian Kleine (born 8 December 1974 in Lindau[1]) is a German musician.

Career[edit]

Kleine grew up at the Bodensee and with 10 years age started to study classical trumpet.[2] He later learned to play electric bass, drums and guitar.[2][3] Influenced by new wave music, post-punk and later by electronic music, Kleine started with DJing at the age of 17.[2]

In 1995 Kleine moved to Berlin, where he produced his own electronic music. In 1997 he met radio DJ Thaddeus Herrmann and both founded the project Herrmann & Kleine.[2][3] The duo released the album Our Noise in 2002 as well as two EPs.

Kleine's solo debut album Beyond Repair was released in 2001 on the City Centre Offices label.[3][4] The Valis EP followed in 2002 on Morr Music.[5][6] He later collaborated with Arovane for a split EP and co-produced Arovane's second album Tides.[2]

His second full-length solo album, Real Ghosts, was released in 2004, back on City Centre Offices.[7][8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2001: Beyond Repair (City Centre Offices)
  • 2004: Real Ghosts (City Centre Offices)
  • 2010: Illusion (Self release at boomkat.com)
  • 2013: Shipbuilding (Self release at Bandcamp)
  • 2016: Coreal (Self release at Bandcamp)
  • 2017: Stokes (Self release at Bandcamp)

EPs[edit]

  • 2000: Minus Time / Quadriga (City Centre Offices)
  • 2002: Valis (Morr Music)
  • 2002: Firn EP (City Centre Offices)

Split Releases[edit]

  • 2000: Yeer / Disper with Arovane (Awkward Silence)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Kleine at morrmusic.de, access date 30 November 2012
  2. ^ a b c d e Christian Kleine Biography at christiankleine.com, access date 30 November 2012
  3. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy "Christian Kleine Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy "Beyond Repair Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014
  5. ^ Kellman, Andy "Valis Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 May 2014
  6. ^ Cooper, Paul (2002) "Christian Kleine Valis", Pitchfork Media, 2 April 2002. Retrieved 7 June 2014
  7. ^ Kellman, Andy "Real Ghosts Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014
  8. ^ "Christian Kleine Real Ghosts", tinymixtapes. Retrieved 7 June 2014

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