Kruder & Dorfmeister are a pair of Austrian musicians who blend a wide array of genres to get their own distinct sound. Comprising Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, the duo first got started in 1993 and was active from then until 20 years later in 2013. They then took a seven-year hiatus before returning in 2020.
The sound of Kruder & Dorfmeister is primarily influenced by genres like electronica, breakbeat, nu-jazz, downtempo, and trip-hop. They’ve been signed to G Stone Recordings, their own personal label, since the early 1990s, and their first release was the G-Stoned EP in 1993, which is known for its instantly recognizable album cover. The cover for that first EP was heavily inspired by the cover for Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends album, and it features the two musicians standing next to each other in black turtlenecks.