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Schwarz Stein were a {{Darkwave}} VisualKei duo formed by musician Music/{{Hora}} and singer Music/{{Kaya}}, active from 2001 to 2004, with a brief reunion in 2011. VisualKei's answer to the PetShopBoys, they were one of few acts in the movement not to play rock or metal, specializing exclusively in electronica.

Formed as Rudolf Steiner in 2001, they were signed to Music/{{Mana}}'s Midi:nette label in 2002. Re-christened as Schwarz Stein, two albums followed, both produced by Mana. Despite their quick success, the duo split due to (genuine) CreativeDifferences in 2004. The divorce was an amicable one, and they've continued to collaborate since, primarily on several of Kaya's solo releases.

They've reunited as a duo twice: as ''Another Cell'' in 2006, and as ''Schwarz Stein'' in 2011 for a one-off concert to celebrate their tenth anniversary. This was accompanied by the release of a new EP, ''Recurrence of Hallucination''.

'''Members:'''
* Hora: Keyboards, programming
* Music/{{Kaya}}: Vocals, lyrics

'''Discography:'''
* ''New vogue children'' (2003)
* ''Artificial Hallucination'' (2004)
* ''Recurrence of Hallucination'' (EP, 2011)

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* {{Blank White Eye|s}}: Hora.
* BreakupBreakout: Both Kaya and Hora have had good careers after Schwarz Stein disbanded, but it's hard to contest that Kaya's become much more well-known.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Most people are able to figure out that Hora is a guy at first glance. Kaya? [[WholesomeCrossdresser Not so much.]]
* FacialMarkings: Hora.
* GratuitousEnglish
* GratuitousGerman: The band's name is BlackMetal written in literal German.
* {{Guyliner}}
* HarshVocals: In "BIO GENESIS", "Succubus", and "Beautiful the Virgin".
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit
* ImprobableHairstyle: Especially Kaya.
* MinisculeRocking: "Schism" (1:18) from ''Artificial Hallucination'' and "the alternation of generations -conception-" (0:46) and "the alternation of generations -increase-" (1:03), the intro and outro songs from ''New vogue children''.
* MulticoloredHair: Hora, with his half-black half-white hair.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Kaya.
* OnlyOneName
* PimpedOutDress: Worn by Kaya.
* RearrangeTheSong: There are ''three'' versions of "Perfect Garden"--the demo version (released while they were still Rudolf Steiner), the single version, and "Perfect Garden -[=SK0520MIX=]-" from ''Artificial Hallucination''.
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eye, Take Warning]]: Hora.
* SelfBackingVocalist
* SpikyHair: Hora.
* StageNames
* {{Synthpop}}
* TitleTrack: "New vogue children".
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Kaya, for a certain definition of "wholesome", anyway...