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Christian Kleine

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  • Born: Lindau, Germany
  • Years Active: 2000s


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All Music Guide:

Electronic producer Christian Kleine grew up in a town surrounded by the Alps and grew up taping radio programs that played alternative rock. Eventually, in the early '90s, he made a shift over to house and techno after teaching himself how to play guitar, bass, and drums. A few years later, he moved to Berlin, fell in with the electronic music scene, and he began working on his own productions. He made his debut for City Centre Offices in 2001, with Beyond Repair, a full-length that combined hip-hop-influenced beats with various textures that occasionally included guitar. A year later, Kleine popped up on the Morr Music label with Valis. Kleine has also teamed up with City Centre Offices honcho Thaddi Herrmann as Herrmann & Kleine.


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

^ Christian Kleine at morrmusic.de, access date 30 November 2012


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

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. 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. The Valis EP followed in 2002 on Morr Music. He later collaborated with Arovane for a split EP and co-produced Arovane's second album Tides.

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

^ Christian Kleine Biography at christiankleine.com, access date 30 November 2012^ Kellman, Andy "Christian Kleine Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014^ Kellman, Andy "Beyond Repair Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014^ Kellman, Andy "Valis Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 May 2014^ Cooper, Paul (2002) "Christian Kleine Valis", Pitchfork Media, 2 April 2002. Retrieved 7 June 2014^ Kellman, Andy "Real Ghosts Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014^ "Christian Kleine Real Ghosts", tinymixtapes. Retrieved 7 June 2014