Early in 1994 Kreidler was founded by Thomas Klein, Andreas Reihse, Detlef Weinrich and Stefan Schneider who was to leave Kreidler 1998 in order to form To Rococo Rot; his place on bass was taken by Alexander Paulick of Coloma until 2001 and again from 2008 on.
Kreidler’s album Riva was released 1994 on a Parisian label. This was to be the first of 18 releases to date, with the latest Mosaik 2014 (2009).
Kreidler collaborated e.g. with Klaus Dinger (NEU!, la Düsseldorf), Add (N) to X, Pyrolator, Young Gods, Momus, Leo Garcia, Theo Altenberg or The Chicks on Speed. Among the artists to have been remixed by them are Einstürzende Neubauten, Depeche Mode or Faust.
Kreidler have played over 400 shows throughout Europe, Asia and North America. In techno clubs, in rock venues, in concert halls. At the Sonar and Roskilde festivals. In museums and art galleries. At the Van Dyck retrospective in Antwerp and the openings of Andreas Gursky in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and in the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Kreidler contributed to artist-books such as Deutsch – Young German Photography, Toit du Monde, Romantik.
Kreidler are regularly guests on video art festivals e.g. in Barcelona, Valencia, Baden-Baden or Munich. Au-Pair won a prize for 2nd place at the 1999 video awards Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, where La Casa reached the final round of the MuVi Awards in 2002.
Kreidler can be heard in films, plays and in the modern dance – e.g. in Pina Bausch’s Ten Chi; they graced the catwalks of Chanel, Lacoste, Giles Deacon et al. For the soundtrack of Alexandra Sell’s movie Durchfahrtsland / Remote Area / Terre de Transit Kreidler composed about 40 minutes of music.
Spring 2008 Kreidler went to their Shed in The Park studios to record their most recent album Mosaik 2014 which was finalized Winter 2008/2009 and released in the indian summer of 2009. It was highly acclaimed in press, radio, and web.
In 2010 they started to work on new material.