Once upon a time, there was a place, where sounds were a little darker, noises were a little more screechy and electronic music was a little more dramatic – that’s where this tale was told, right at the fingertips of Tobias Schmidt. For the new Feinwerk #34, the Brighton techno ambassador has unwrapped three chapters of finest techno experimentalism.
Like in a fantastic story, his acoustic strings go up and down, building a strong suspense. Clearly, it never gets repetitive. Each sound is right in place. And he exactly knows when to set the pause. Rhythm and style are his tools to create three exciting tracks – each with its own weirdness and a slight sci-fi taste. Warp sounds, catfight tunes, horror game soundtrack – it’s a playground for your imagination. For sure it speaks to a rather shadowy craziness – yet always with a solid drive.
released May 15, 2017
He is one of the big names that shaped the UK techno sound of the mid 90s. Along with Neil Landstrumm, Cristian Vogel and Dave Tarrida, Tobias Schmidt was one of the key figures that coined an electronic music era that got famous under the name of “Brighton techno”. This special kind of sound stood in close relation to labels like Tresor, Telepatic, Scandinavia, and Sativae – so did Tobias Schmidt.
It was the early 90s when the Scottish artist appeared on the scene. Since then, he has been building a strong reputation as an wild and experimentalist producer and a stunning live performer – whether as solo act or together with artist friends such as Neil Landstrumm. In 1999, Tobias Schmidt temporarily also transformed into le Chimp Atomique, an artist who combines dark techno grooves with multiple influences creating an ironic sound mixture. No matter under which name, he is an experimentalist at heart with quite a sense of humor!
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