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After 2 years of existence Deep Data proudly presents the first artist album by Matt
Thibideau – “Two Places”.
Matt Thibideau who is known for being part of Repair and his solo projects like
Coordinates manages again to create his typical warm sounds with that special pop
appeal. With the use of his amazing vintage synth collection (here, especially the
“Synclavier” is focused) he produced this fine analog album which is placed in the
middle of homelistening and the dancefloor. Relaxing ambient textures versus
bassdrum in a perfect balance and always providing a touch of class.
Additional Rene Breitbarth rounds up this package with 2 remixes for Djs.
Release: Jan 10 2011 . Available @ iTunes, Beatport, WhatPeoplePlay
For the last 20 years, Matt Thibideau has been involved in making electronic music.
He started off with his Moog Prodigy, a 4 track, and a drum machine. Matt dove into
making electronic, industrial pop songs in 1989-1990. His basement soon became the
place where he and his twin brother Mark would start their first project called the
Waxbean Orchard. This was all in a small town called “Wallaceburg” Ontario (located
close the American border not far from Detroit).
Over time Matt’s interest in electronic music grew and he relocated to Toronto where
his chances of releasing records & performing grew. He dove into making ambient
and techno music after experiencing some of the local underground parties.
This lead to several releases on Blue Recordings in the mid to late 90’s. Matt’s monikor
at the time was “Altitude”. This started a chain reaction of working with other local
labels such as Chair and Cynosure Recordings.
Matt was also performing with the likes of Jeremy Caulfield, Mike Shannon, Adam
Marshal, Jeff Milligan, Mike Huckaby, Ritchie Hawtin, Akufen and Peter Grove.
He and Mark started working on a new project called “Repair” in 2001. It was
dedicated to all of the old broken synthesizers that they had in their studio. This was
quickly signed to both Sub-Static records (Germany) as “V-Wreck” and Dumb-Unit
records (Canada at that time) as “Blackline Display”.
Matt followed up this project with solo releases on Cynosure and Sub-Static records
He has performed live at several venues and festivals and does not use a laptop to do
so. Venues such as Mutek (Montreal), C.O. pop festival (Cologne), Observatori
(Valencia), Bunker (NYC), Break & Enter (Toronto), Tempo (Toronto), Watergate
(Berlin) and Oslo (Detroit) have welcomed his live performances.
Currently Matt has completed a record for Deep Data (Berlin) that focuses on a
special instrument called the “Synclavier”. Matt (along with some friends) also started
a small label called “Obsolete Components” based on using his old synths.
These synthesizers are his inspiration for new sounds and ideas.
His love for these vintage instruments gets incorporated into all of his projects.
I’m really into Matt’s sound here. A perfect record for the winter season. Thibideau uses a really lush sound palette full of razor sharp digital sound combined with the perfect balance of analog warmth. This is the work of a true synth programming genius.
nice! and love rene’s awakened remix!
Word & Sound:
sounds like a super album, have to listen again (and probably again and again and again!)
unique awesomeness here.. pure joy to listen through the whole thing. and “control” is a hit!
this album came out really well – beautiful mixture of atmospheric and club-compatible tunes!
nice grooves – will play
great work of sound and music!
Beautiful! Listening to all, but will play Rene’s remix of Awakened.