Berlin-based musician and producer Matthias Grübel works as a composer soundtracking theatre productions.
Over the years the sound of his solo projects has morphed into a moving and ambitious blend of contemporary electronic music on the one side and the more experimental textures rooted in his stage music work on the other - always with a strong focus on a 'listening' approach in both arrangements and production. Yet Matthias has always liked straight punchy bassdrums, and they do remain a central element of the sonic palette.
After using various monikers before, The EP‚ 'The Longest Year In History' (Audiobulb Records) marked Matthias Grübel‘s first release under his real name.
SOFTWARE: Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor.
HARDWARE: Novation Bass Station II, Korg MicroKorg XL, Waldorf Blofeld, Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Concert Amp, various Pedals & Effects.
Taken from the forthcoming EP‚ ‘Matters Of Stability’, the hard-hitting but melancholic ‘Atlantika’ is being released as a single on 22nd February 2020. It combines gritty multi-layered synths, blurry ambience noises, punchy beats and a minimalistic signature guitar line. The work outlines Grübel’s uncompromising approach - hypnotic, leftfield and electro.
Operating in a zone carved out by Depeche Mode, Modeselektor and Simian Mobile Disco the music is both futuristic and edgy.