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Premiere: ÖL! @ Schauspiel Frankfurt

2021 September

Endlich mal wieder eine richtige Premiere!
Am 16. September ist es in Frankfurt im Großen Haus des Schauspiel Frankfurt soweit:
ÖL! nach Upton Sinclair, Regie: Jan-Christoph Gockel

Mehr Infos hier.

Im Trailer sind auch ein paar Sounds aus dem Abend zu hören, hauptsächlich meine Version von VAMPIRE BLUES (Neil Young), arrangiert und produziert für die Stimme von Caroline Dietrich aka Vee Tracy.

new EP FUTURO out now

2021 May

I am proud and happy to present my new EP!
FUTURO is out 30 APRIL 2021 throguh TruthTable and available on all common platforms.

These tracks were recorded between spring and autumn 2020, i started work on the record straight after the release of MATTERS OF STABILITY. A lot of life and thoughts and reflections went into making it, and it means a lot to me now being able to share this music with all of you. I am super happy to have beautiful guests on board: my friend Maike Zazie played a bit of piano on Beach Wolf, up and coming producer Mea Lux from Italy lent his voice to White Nights and the first single Waterfalls features former Polarkreis 18 frontman and cinematic pop artist Felix Räuber on vocals. The fantastic artwork was once again created by Aina Riu and David Newman released the whole thing on his fantastic TruthTable label. i can’t thank everyone involved enough for making this possible.

You can check the EP out on Spotify HERE.

exhibition #100

2020 December

My track UNO has been released as part of the Exhibition #100 singles series through Audiobulb earlier this year. A dj-mix-style compilation version of the release is now available to stream and buy online. All tracks float into each other in what is a very trippy and exciting one and a half hour set of experimental electronics. See if you find UNO 😉

theater player: update

2020 November

Matthias Grübel – Theatermusik · THEATERMUSIKEN

new remix EP: VERSIONS OF STABILITY

2020 October

On 14 October 2020 my new Remix Ep VERSIONS OF STABILITY releases on TruthTable Records. Taking and reworking tracks off the MATTERS OF STABILITY EP, 5 lovely colleagues have lent their talents to this set of remixes: Calika, Build Buildings, Liebherr, Autistici and Neuro… No Neuro are part of this and shine a new light on the material, accross various electronic genres. Out now on all digital platforms! To purchase it directly and support the work of my great label, please had to the TruthTable bandcamp site.

Press Info:
Matters of Stability has morphed into Versions of Stability in Matthias Grübel’s latest outing. Working alongside a select group of peers he has had the opportunity to create a reimagined collection. Calika brings bass and accomplished electro-acoustic melodies and intricate beats to Neon Primavera. Build Buildings chops and glitches through Sad Dream #1 – each click and cut adding to the beautifully crafted ensemble. Liebherr ups the tempo with a serious four to the floor work. The remix grinds through Atlantika accompanied by sighs and intimate moans – building urgency and seeking its climax. Autistici and Neuro… No Neuro complete the EP with an other-worldly ambient dub offering. Stars Under The Snow includes whispered vocals and a diving submarine bass intertwined with field recordings and melancholy cello phrasing.

UNO on EXHIBITION #100 sampler

2020 September

My track UNO releases 20 SEP 2020 as part of Audiobulb Records fantastic anniversary sampler project EXHIBITION #100! This collection features 34 tracks of super inspiring experimental electronic music! UNO in its very first version was born as part of my theatre score for I AM EUROPE at Théâtre National de Strasbourg in 2019. When asked by David over at Audiobulb to contribute a piece in the spirit of this sampler i digged it up and reworked it into this final shape, a 4 minute piece of glitchy ambient electronika. The beautiful original artwork was created again by @aina_rv – and then set into the EXHIBITION #100 framework… Check out UNO now on my Spotify and all other digital outlets – to support this great label and buy the full compilation of singles please visit audiobulb.bandcamp.com

NEON PRIMAVERA live a la casa

2020 July

A few days before the release of MATTERS OF STABILITY, and still in the times of all those lockdown live-at-home gigs, i played and recorded a version of NEON PRIMAVERA, the opening track of the record live in my studio, for instagram etc. This video is about the guitar part, because it made me feel kind of good and at home, reintroducing my primary instrument into the sonic setup of something that is very much a contemporary electronic record. For all the gear nerds… I used my red Jagmaster, which goes through a Zvex Fuzz Factory, a Strymon Flint and an Earthquaker Devices Afterneath straight into Ableton Live.

new remix / featured on official spotify playlist

2020 May

Recently i produced a new remix for piano-poet Maike Zazie from Berlin. ERDBEBEN (Matthias Grübel Rework) is now out on 7K! Music and available through all digital platforms. Spotify included it on its official “Ambiente” playlist – how nice to be featured there among great artists like Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins and others…

lockdown update / EP release ahead

2020 April

Spring is here! And we are getting quite close to the release of my new EP MATTERS OF STABILITY on TruthTable. 16 MAY 2020 is it!!! Five new tracks and a title that sounds more adequate than ever these days. And actually its first track is called NEON PRIMAVERA – and that‘s most definetely what i was looking for in this picture here, taken a few weeks back in the south by Aina Riu right before the lockdown… Oh, and you can pre-order (digital) the EP on Bandcamp, if you like. It is available here.

Now back in Berlin i try to use this quiet time in the studio, i am between projects anyways, but we will see what happens regarding the upcoming theatre projects, how and if they are going to happen. Meanwhile some great productions i was involved in over the past years have been selected for quarantine streaming now by the respective theatres or nachtkritik.de – our LJOD TRILOGIE even made it into the NY Times in these crazy times! One of my all-time favourites AM KÖNIGSWEG (Schauspielhaus Hamburg) will be screened 23/24 April on the theatre’s website, too. So stay for that, if you miss live theatre too much, video can at least bridge the time a bit…

Well, let’s see what comes out of all this. Yet what i can say for sure is that it will not be 5 years between solo EPs again this time… As the lockdown weeks pass by, i keep producing material for what will surely become my EP number 3, including a few special guest contributions… Very happy about that amidst all the chaos. Also just recently i produced a remix for my friend Maike Zazie, which will be out on K7! in a few weeks time, too. If you like, check back round here or on my instagram.

premiere: orestie @ schauspiel frankfurt

2020 February

Am 22. Februar erscheint nicht nur meine neue Single ATLANTIKA, auch haben wir Premiere mit unserer ORESTIE in Frankfurt. Es ist ein toller und auch sehr musik- und audiolastiger Abend geworden, auf den ich sehr stolz bin. Wer bald mal in Frankfurt oder Umgebung ist, schaue sich das doch mal an. Bis Ende der Spielzeit sind etwas über 20 Vorstellungen terminiert…

NEW SINGLE OUT 22 FEBRUARY 2020

2020 January

NEW SINGLE “ATLANTIKA” / + NEW VIDEO / 22 FEB 2020 / TRUTHTABLE

After 5 years of not releasing new material I am very happy to announce my new single, followed by an EP in spring! STAY TUNED, EVERYBODY – this one really means something to me, i am excited to share it with you all.

soundcheck bootleg

2019 December

Smalltown Boy revisited.

BIR DERDIM VAR und EXIT MUSIC. Sechs jahre später noch immer zwei meiner liebsten Songs, die ich für all die Theaterabende über die Jahre machen durfte.

Lo Fi Recordings. Aber heartfelt. Merci Merci, Mehmet!