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If you're into soaring leads, analogue patches, bombastic symphonies, classical remakes, progressive rock and epic synthesizer music, you've arrived at just the right place!

Galbatron is an electronic music group based in Holland. The band, consisting of Eppo Schaap (a magazine editor, music teacher and translator) and Loek van Kooten (me, a translator), started making music in 1992, when we launched our first album called Sophistication. The original album was launched on cassette tape only, for distribution with an MSX video game called D.A.S.S. (released by Engine Software). In the year 2000, Galbatron was revived when we had found a new outlet for our music on MP3.com. We re-released a cd version of Sophistication and put out a second album called Robotica, only to disappear again because mp3.com had stopped paying their artists for downloads. Though we never had the intention to become rich and famous with our music, we did regard MP3.com's payments for downloads as a symbolic reward and a necessary incentive to continue making music. We also felt that to really get our music off the ground, we had to invest far more time in it than our day jobs and families permitted.

Galbatron's music features prominent use of the synthesizer, and has a majestic, sweeping style with dense, layered arrangements. A standard 4/4 trance beat appears in several songs, but the material is quite varied. For example, we do covers of Widor's Toccata and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, both originally written for organ. The latter song was our biggest hit ever.

We did make several songs for a third album, Synthetika, in the meantime available for download, but the actual album was never released back then. Our music is often mixed up with Jean Michel Jarre's, especially in peer-to-peer environments.

Recently, our music has become available for download again. On September 26th 2010 the band was once more revived for a comeback; a new website has been launched and our music has become available on digital outlets like iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, just to name a few.

We already launched our first new 2010 track: Nimrod. And several more tracks are in the pipeline. This time we intend to be back for good, but we will need all the help we can get. For that, you guys are absolutely indispensable. So support us, spread the word (review/like/friend us on all major sites like YouTube, Amazon and iTunes) and above all, enjoy the music!

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06-05-2018, 13:03 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
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Finally "Synthetika III (The Core) is my favorite song by Galbatron...All your talents are concentrated inside this track.

The vocals that makes me think to "Deep Forest" (do you know that band ?) give this track an incredible and exciting feeling of satisfaction for my ears and my mind.

I also enjoy the change in the melody when the vocals come...This song makes me fly !

Thanks Eppo and Loek, I'm sorry your music didn't had the success it really deserves in my opinion.

Making good music isn't enough to be famous...

Most of famous artist are selling an image more than a real musical talent...Sometimes these factors both !

07-05-2018, 10:22 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
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Making good music is indeed not good enough to become famous! The real question is of course whether our music is really that good

I think it is, but at least we're having fun while doing it, as long as time permits.

07-05-2018, 13:47 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
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I hope more to be released by Galbatron :-)
09-05-2018, 10:36 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
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Do you make a link with your stuff and the space synth era ? I think there is a little something of it in your stuff guys.
09-05-2018, 15:00 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
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I think we've definitely been influenced by that!
12-05-2018, 17:05 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
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Do you know this song : "Bassed On Bass - Rofo's Theme"

Musicians like you could have made this track !

Many elements and technics similar to Galbatron's music !

12-05-2018, 23:59 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
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No, I don't know it, but it seems to have its roots in the same era and be heavily inspired by game music, which is something we also took inspiration from. So the similarities are not a coincidence!
23-05-2018, 23:55 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
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Hey !

How do you work together as a band ? Who makes what when you build a song ? How do you agree together on what have to be made in your song when you build it ?
How do you agree on melodies ?
Theme ?
Technical issue ?
etc...
I'm very curious !!!!

(I hope you'll tell me some of the Galbatron's forge secrets ! )

25-05-2018, 08:13 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
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I'm the rough diamond. I come up with the themes and melodies. After a while, I get stuck and can't continue due to lack of inspiration. That's where Eppo comes in. He polishes, changes, adds, polishes, changes and turns the ugly diamond into a beautiful stone!

He sends the result to me, asks for my opinion, and the files go to and fro a few times, until both of us are satisfied.

25-05-2018, 08:33 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
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I wouldn't have guess this...The result is there...Good music !

I think I will keep on listening to your tracks until the end.

Your stuff is very intelligent !

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