I knew very little about Brussels-based Herrmutt Lobby when I received an email promoting the “nerds extraordinaire.” Composed of “Kadah Vresky, Back & Forth, scratch composer DJ Swiffer of the Fistfucking crew, and whoever else happens to drop by,” Herrmutt Lobby cut themselves off from the outside world for days at a time in order to have these “massive electronic jam sessions.” The music created is eventually filtered and arranged for proper release.
These jam sessions sound awesome, and “Major Grubert” is proof. In just over four minutes, Herrmutt Lobby run through a gamut of lush, glitchy sounds that end up forming one heck of an electronica track. It may be somewhat jarring for listeners to take in at first, but “Major Grubert” is the kind of experimental beat I expect we’ll hear a lot more from U.S. producers in 2013.
“Major Grubert” appears on Haters Gonna Hate, which will be available this month on Eat Concrete Records. Props to Christophe Lieutenant for the EP’s artwork. Oh, and here’s a fun fact: Herrmutt Lobby does not perform with backing tracks or groove machines, meaning no two lives sets are ever the same.