- Published By – Sonorous Wave – 010
The German producer from the age of ten, he taught himself how to play drums. By teaching himself, he avoided being boxed in & restricted to rules & standard rhythms, it all came from feel & intuition; without this there wouldn’t have been tracks like “That’s where the answer was in your body”. By the time he started playing guitar, he had already been playing the drums for six years, so he put the same methodology into learning guitar . All the basic chords he learned, then modified; he just wanted to play something that surprised him. Of course there were outside influences, the first album that seriously touched him, and it still does to this day, was Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’.Of course there were outside influences, the first album that seriously touched him, and it still does to this day, was Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’. There was never really a specific genre he felt that he belonged to, it was never “i’m a punk musician, rock musician” or “i produce techno” & he thinks that’s a good foundation to create genuine art. Just as it’s all relative to the other fields of art;Design, Visual Arts & literature, to only circulate in one genre or field will result in the repetition & self-resolution.
At the start of 2014 he did a remix for OAKE’s ‘Nihnin Ned Bergund’ which was really well received by Eric & Seba (OAKE)and in November of 2014 he released his first EP on Downwards.If you are in Berlin next week, make sure you see Grebenstein perform at CTM festival .