KREIDLER are Thomas Klein, Alexander Paulick, Andreas Reihse, and Detlef Weinrich.
The band was founded in 1994 with Stefan Schneider on bass (who was to leave KREIDLER in 1998 in order to form To Rococo Rot).
KREIDLER’S album Riva was released 1994 on the Parisian label En Contresans. This was to be the first of 28 releases to date, with the latest FLOODin 2019.
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 with singer Asmik Grigorian in a show at Elbphilharmonie, an extension to an exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
KREIDLER’S music was presented in installations at Transmediale, at Image Movement , at italic Berlin 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, and Tornado were awarded at 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, or Mark von Schlegell. In 2015 KREIDLER started a collaboration with Sibylle Berg, participating in a touring lecture performance Der Tag, als meine Frau einen Mann fand, in 2018 supporting p≡p coop at re:publica#18, in 2019 for an exclusive show in Kassel, or in 2020 in 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 extended online version – that was awarded with a Digital Emmy in 2015.
KREIDLER has an ongoing collaboration with Heinz Emigholz. Emigholz accompanied their album DEN in 2012/13 with 7 films. In 2014 KREIDLER contributed the music to The Airstrip. Emigholz’ movie 2+2=22 (The Alphabet) is built around KREIDLER’S ABC recording session in Tbilisi, and premiered at the Berlinale in 2017. In 2020 at the same film festival, Emigholz’ The Last City premiered, with a score by Kreidler; currently they are working on an upcoming project Berlin Underground.
In March 2019 KREIDLER celebrated the 10th anniversary of Mosaik 2014, with a remastered edition with an updated track list. Paralemente, they presented the album in a surround audio installation, Mosaik 2014 Seven Speakers, at italic Berlin. In Autumn 2019 the band released FLOOD.