Herrmutt Lobby is a collective of electronic musicians, handymen and programmers. Making tunes since 2003, playing live since 2005, their first EPs were released in 2006. Separately, the members of the Herrmutt Lobby have had numerous releases on various labels [DUB, Studio !K7, PuZZling, La Madame Avec Le Chien, Thin Consolation] since 1997.
With Herrmutt Lobby there are no loops, no sequences, no backing tracks, no groove machines. Their primary objective is to develop both hardware and software aimed at performing live. Their devices are intended for direct interpretation, producing movement-driven music in real time. Their live sets have gained them a solid reputation everywhere they’ve played: France, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Hungary and the Netherlands.
Their patches and devices - known to “do more with less” - have been widely acclaimed by the musical community at large. Their “Beat Fader” was recommended by the Ableton Sound Design team for Max for Live’s “Featured Devices”, and was covered in an article in “Sound & Recording Japan”. A famous distortion pedal simulator and a circular percussion patch for PS2 joystick are planned for the end of 2011.
Herrmutt Lobby do mastering for artists like 1000 Names, Yoggy One, Cupp Cave, Back & Forth, and Squeaky Lobster, and labels such as Eklektik Records, Thin Consolation, Vlek, Meakusma, Error Broadcast, or Akamusic.
An EP with MC Gajah [Acid Reign] is currently in the works, as is the follow-up album to their “Hunter” album with “Non Genetics” [Shadow Huntaz] released in 2009. A “live” take of their “Spacefunk for two joysticks” will also be released shortly on a split 7” on Vlek, the video of which is already available on YouTube.
Since 2003 Herrmutt Lobby run workshops. In 2011 they will once again team up with Meakusma to propose workshops focusing on live electronic interpretation and the conception of personalized midi controllers.
Herrmutt Lobby are also a part of the Bretzel Zoo collective, along with Cupp Cave, Richard Colvaen, Chantal Goret and Dalcym.
Hunter [Catune 2009]
Bassfudge Powerscones [Eat Concrete 2009]
Pastorale Electronics [Thin Consolation 2007]
No Bling, No Bitch [Confined 2006]
Gutter Poetry [Confined 2006]
Herrmutt Lobby have also released tracks on compilations on Thin Consolation, Meakusma, Couchblip!, Blind Records, On Records, and Panoptic, as well as remixes for artists such as Funckarma, Kubus & Bang Bang, Headshotboyz and B-Ju.