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Hatchback

Hatchback may be the nom du disque of Samuel Milton Grawe, a lifelong music enthusiast and inventor of expansive, evocative, easygoing electronic epics. Created in 1976, he spent his years as a child between Maclean, VA, and New Delhi, India, and beyond; journeying the world along with his Globe Bank-employed dad and always hearing his Walkman as he proceeded to go, therefore instilling an long lasting hyperlink between music and travel. His parents released him in early stages to ABBA, the Eurythmics, and Tradition Club; later on he found out the ’70s prog rock and roll of Yes, Red Floyd, ELP, and so on, which eventually resulted in a late-teenaged Krautrock obsession, you start with Tangerine Fantasy and Klaus Schulze, shifting to Neu!, etc. The normal denominator in every of the musical terrain can be synthesizers, so it is no real surprise that whenever the youthful Grawe began tinkering with producing his personal music it had been having a Casio keyboard-cum-calculator that he’d noticed a second-grade classmate make use of. He shifted to dealing with analog synths and MIDI sequencers, dabbling in IDM and psychedelic electronica through the entire ’90s. After shifting to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA in 1998, Grawe installed with guitarist Dan Judd, from the music group Contact & Response, who information beneath the moniker Sorcerer. Both started jamming on Sunday mornings, eventually carrying out live — briefly like a trio dubbed “Dark brown Rainbow” — and later on solidifying their studio-based cooperation, around 2006, beneath the name Windsurf. Because they continuing their joint and single production work, they truly became increasingly from the burgeoning worldwide current of electronica shorthanded as Cosmic Disco or Nu-Balearic, assisting to forge an improbable connection between Scandinavia as well as the Bay Region that also included fellow travelers like Arp, Rubies and Dominique Leone. After publishing their music on the site Desire Chimney, both Hatchback and Sorcerer had been approached about liberating 12″s on two Western brands (THISISNOTANEXIT and Tirk, respectively) which coincidentally both solicited remixes from Norwegian cosmic disco figurehead Prins Thomas; after Thomas recognized the bond, he asked the pair release a an EP (as Windsurf) and finally a full recording on his Internasjonal label. The duo also remixed LCD Soundsystem and Low Movement Disco in 2007; in the mean time Grawe’s well-received 12″s “White colored Gemstone” and “Carefree Highway” captured the interest of England’s Lo Recordings, paving the roadway for his long-in-the-works debut recording as Hatchback, 2008’s Colours of sunlight. The follow-up also apparently took a long time to reach. When it do in January of 2011, Zeus and Apollo constructed on Grawe’s desire for MODERN music using its inventor going as far as to announce “Welcome to the brand new age of modern.”

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