The duo of Dieter Moebius (also Cluster) and Conny Plank recorded three albums between 1979 and 1986. They recorded two additional albums, one collaboration with Mani Neumeier and one with Mayo Thompson for a total output of five albums. Plank died of cancer in 1987. Their final two albums were released posthumously in 1995 and 1998 respectively . Their output was electronic music, much of which set the stage for later techno and electronica artists.