Arnaud Rebotini holds a special place in the world of Electronic Music. One of the originators of dance music in France,he attained world recognition when he formed Black Strobe in the early 2000’s and conquered the dancefloors with hits such as “Innerstrings” or “Me And Madonna”.
Rebotini was raised on funk and disco by his father;nonetheless he rebelled and formed death metal and noise grunge bands. A student in computer science,he was soon seduced by technology,bought a 303,an 808,and began crafting skewed electronica and techno. In 2000 he released an album ‘Organique‘under the moniker Zend Avesta,an experimental pop project. A classical buff,he also works for the GRM,a state institution created by veteran innovators Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer devoted to contemporary music. Arnaud is an eclectic and brilliant composer,always involved in new exciting projects. He is also a great DJ surprising and moving the crowd with accurate choices abnd often commissioned to remix for artists such as Oliver Huntemann,Zen Kei,or as Black Strobe for The Rapture,Depeche Mode,Tiefswartz,and many more.
Two years after the last Black Strobe album,Rebotini returns with his first solo album Music Components.
Rebotini aims to recapture the excitement of early dance music. His idea was to build a live set without resorting to any laptop or external sequencer. He limited himself exclusively to using emblematic synthetizers such as the Roland TR 909,TR 808,SH 101,JUNO 60,or the Korg Mono/Poly. The result is an album of romantic and timeless loops where Rebotini goes back to the hot and groovy sounds of his first productions,playing his vintage synths with an unrelenting aggressive spirit that have whipped up the world’s dance floors into sweating frenzies.
This is a techno purist’s dream album—close in philosophy to the work of Jeff Mills or Ritchie Hawtin,and a must-hear!