The last months have been even more busy than usual, and today I am so happy to announce the official release of my debut record, a of wonderful video and of my newly formed record label Sonic Robots Records in cooperation with Kompakt Distribution!
DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT
Its official! On 12th of October the world’s first ever robotic techno record “The Material Turn” will hit the market. The 4-Track EP will be released as a Vinyl + Digital Release, with a limited 300 piece physical edition. Make your Pre-Orders here!
Then, on Friday 16 November 2018 the Full-Length album “Robotic Electronic Music” will be available as Vinyl, CD and Digital. Pre-Orders soon.
And this is what the PR-text says about it:
“It is the world’s first techno record
played entirely by self-made futuristic robots. All of the sounds on the records are played by robots: small motors that beat on metal, futuristic 3D-printed robo-kalimbas, salvaged parts from old hard drives that click and cut. It took Geist several years to build, tweak, test and play all his DIY robotic instruments.
His ‘Sonic Robots’ try to push the boundaries of the imaginable. He did so already in 2012 with his well-known MR-808 robot. Now, Moritz Simon Geist goes even further to discover the unknown and futuristic world of techno robotics. For this quest he teamed up with the berlinian sound wizards from Mouse On Mars and dug deep in the history of mechanical music and experiments of early electronic music.”
Video “Making Techno with Music Robots”
“Pics or it didn’t happen!” This doesn’t only apply to 4Chan but is even more true for music robotics, so we teamed up with visual wizard Cuthead to create an intense music video for the first album track. You can finally watch some of my robots at work!
NEW LABEL & KOMPAKT DISTRIBUTION
Some of you might know that I started the recordings for my debut album nearly 2 years ago. Over time the project got bigger and bigger: I asked Mouse On Mars for help with the production. I secured funding and found my publishing house Oh My Music.
At the same time we got in discussion with several record labels – but in the end it made more sense to form an own label.
So here we are: I am very proud to announce the record label SRR (Sonic Robots Records). And we are also very happy, that the wonderful crew from germanys well-known techno label Kompakt helps us distributing our work!
Album, Video and Label are only starting, but none of this would have been possible without:
Andi Thoma, Anika Jankowski, Andreas Ullrich, Benjamin Roob, Carl Ahner, Carsten Giese, Claudia Lill, Cuthead, Gero Dumrath, Intakt Presswerk, Initiative Musik, Jakob Geist, Jan St. Werner, Kai-Uwe Reinhold, Karsten Gebbert, Kulturstiftung KDFS, Kompakt, Lennart Schierling, Ludovica Modern Matters, Martin Novy, Objekt Klein A, Max Köhrich, Mirko Swillus, Nadine Riede, Peta Hetkamp, Sandra Passaro, Sebastian Piatza, Sioux Zimmerman.
THANK YOU ALL!
UPCOMING & EVENTS
Meet us around the world!
13. Sept 2018, Berlin, Galerie Weisser Elephant
29. Sept 2018, Strasbourg [FR], White Line Festival
03. Oct. 2018, Dresden, Objekt Klein A (MR-808)
19. Okt. 2018, Dresden, DAVE Festival
28. Okt. 2018, Dresden, DAVE Festival, Beyond the club DAVE
25. Nov – Jan 2019: Utrecht, MR-808 @ Speelklok Museeum
01. Dec. 2018, A coruna [ES], Teatro Colón, Fanzine Festival w/ Byetone
See more shows
All the best,