Early Livelooping duets - Rio 1987

by with several Musicians in Rio de Janeiro

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this is the most amazing and fertile time in the evolution of livelooping. all is new and not quite perfect but fascinating. coming from Switzerland to Rio de Janeiro is a tremendous mind opener!
technically unique: a edited real time recording with a single T.C. 2290 11sec delay (preliminary to Livelooping). each musician had a pedal to fade his playing into the loop. timing and feedback was controlled only by Matthias. since the feedback happened externally, each repetition lost a bit of quality and volume and we were forced to keep renovating the loop which I hear as an advantage now!
the multiply function was done by calculation and typing :-)


released July 21, 2017

the first musician I met in a bar was Paulo Rafael (guitar of Alceu Valenca) and he presented me Maricio Miranda (keyboards with many known artists and TV Globo, later renamed to Lomiranda) who presented me Beatrice Toto Coelho, a music journalist who then presented all known musicians to me, at least in vinyl or stage, but most personally as well - an amazing experience of a chain effect like crystallization!


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Matthias Grob Salvador, Brazil

Welcome to the carefully edited recordings of a pioneer of LiveLooping and single string processing.
Its about freedom and peace, openness and spaces... dynamic stories, always coming to a happy end...
In the first 5 solo albums are played in real time on a Paradis Polyphonic (hexaphonic) guitar. Except for Electric Mantras, the 4 Duo albums are real time 2-EDP brother-sync compositions!
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