Edgar 9000

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Biography

  • The idea behind Edgar 9000 is to shape an introspective approach to music within the musical heritage of his beginnings with the means of today. Combining fire and ice - anlogue and digital in a cinemascope sound with a usual limit to not more than..
    Born 1964 as Pino Grzybowsky. Lived in Germany, France and the U.S.A., now based in Munich/Germany. His musical education started in 1974 with learning on an electric organ. He heard his first Tangerine Dream record "Ricochet" in 1976, knowing from that point on, that he wants to play with synthesizers in the future. His first appearances as keyboarder in live-bands began in 1980 playing Korg and Moog synthesizers, a string-machine, the Hohner D6 Clavinet and the Fender Rhodes. Autodidactic learning of playing piano, Clavinet and keyboards and working with analogue synthesizers resulted in releasing tapes with own compositions of electronic music through fanzines in the early eighties. Also many co-compositions were done with different bands in the Frankfurt/Main area in Germany. 70ies Electronica, New Wave , the 80ies, Crossover and Funk played a big role in his musical growing-up. He bought the Atari 1024ST computer in 1987 and started to create tracks immediately. He stopped being a keyboarder for bands in 1992 and started to work with singers and guitar-players along with the computer under the project name "Baby Tigers". In 1995 he started to Dj and to release his first 12" EPs on labels like Superstition, Sony, Delirium and Pod-Communication in the Techno and Ambient field. He collected a stack of analogue gear up to mid 1997 - sold then his whole studio to move to Los Angeles. Together with Michael Knapp he started to work on building up a studio around Mike's vast collection of analogue synths. Their collaboration "Insect Jazz" scored at legendary label Elektrolux worldwide and famous TV-program "Space NIght" in Germany. Back in Europe was heavy touring as DJ and Live-Act under "Dr.Scissors" plus working in the art-context as sound-designer with the artist collective "Supreme Particles". Their interactive media-art installation "R111" covering sound, vision, motion-tracking and the internet was shown in France, Belgium, Japan and in Germany to a large audience. Other activities include appearances on art-festivals like “Profile Intermedia 8” in Bremen, “ Go West” in Zuerich and as sound-designer for Kirill Preobrazhenskiys sound-installation “ Tram 4 Inner Voice Radio” at Documenta 12 in Kassel. The alter ego "Edgar 9000" was born in early 2005, marking the 25 year anniversary of being a composer, sound-designer and musician with around 100 appearances on different records, CD's and even full-feature movies. The idea behind Edgar 9000 is to shape an introspective approach to music within the musical heritage of his beginnings with the means of today. Combining fire and ice - anlogue and digital in a cinemascope sound with a usual limit to not more than ten single instruments in one piece of music, but still rich in sound and ideas. The first release “Cluster Shiftings” on french netlabel “Sweet Smelling Surfaces” was downloaded a thousand times in the first two weeks. Edgar 9000s first full length album "Below My Danger Line" is finished and will be released with a full length video by Kirill Preobrazhenskiy/Moscow in the year 2011. Meanwhile some records have been created for Pastamusik/Munich/Germany & Athletikk/Berlin ranging between mad driving techno and dubby rollercoaster space techno, giving an outlook to the coordinates of future works that are already in progress, including more records and the soundtrack for a documentary film about the hell's Angels. Today Edgar 9000 stands for energetic and unique sounds on solid grooves, dancefloor-approved and chemically tested. The style could be described as trippy, tribal & technoid. His hybrid Live/DJ-sets incorporate not only tracks but also citations from different music styles and special percussion/fx-loops. He was a resident at famous Munich club Rote Sonne and Ostklub Frankfurt/Main. He performs and djs with the Jazzmutant Lemur-Pad. His side project is Fathers Of Peace.
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    Selected discography

    sss 042 Edgar 9000 - Cluster Shiftings EP (2008) Pastamusik PAM LTD. 005 Edgar 9000 - Anhimmeln -EP (2009) Pastamusik PAM LTD. 006 Edgar 9000 - Power Of Silence -EP (2009) Pastamusik PAM LTD. 007 Edgar 9000 - Play Me Minus Three (2009) Athletikk 012 - Die Muschelsucher - Sex Appeal -EP (feat. Kerosene vs. Edgar 9000) Berlin meets München Compilation on Futureaudio: Edgar 9000 - Fabulous Talking (March 2010) Athletikk 013 - Transformers 3 -> Edgar 9000 feat Misses S. - Aber Natuerlich (2009) Athletikk 014 : Edgar 9000 - Subarmada EP (April 2010) Athletikk 015 : BB & Blake, Paris Je T'aime Remixes -> Lying 8 Remix by Edgar 9000 Athletikk 016 : Edgar 9000 - Pink Influenza A.W.A.R.E. incl. Kerosene RMX & Sassy RMX (10.09.2010) Athletikk 018LP: Edgar 9000 - Sommerschleifen (Album) (02.07.2011) Athletikk 021: Edgar 9000 - Play Me Minus Three Remixes feat. Yappac RMX , Kerosene RMX & E9K reprise. Athletikk 022LP: Edgar 9000 - Below My Danger Line (LP) athl 027lp – Gone With The Sound -Album athl 033 – Windy Bamboo -EP athl 036lp – Black Canvas – Album RFR 008 Bavarian Stallion Compilation Vol.8 -> Track Object Is Bold (May 1st 2019) as Fathers Of Peace, Nick Vanzetti, Dr.Scissors, Cracked, Insect Jazz, Monolove, Mohare, Mobile Space Unit: over 100 releases on Elektrolux, Superstition, Aural Satisfaction Records, Hooj Choons, Sony Music, PIAS...
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