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After 7 years of total silence, Galbatron is back with more music. Our first project is something we've always been dreaming of during our 7-year break from the music industry... a synthesizer remix of a track that until now had been code-named Rebellion.

“Rebellion is English for the Hebrew word Nimrod, the 9th variation in the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. We bumped into this track right after we called Galbatron quits, and we always wondered why no one had came up with an electronic remix of it yet. We guessed that if the mountain didn't come to us, we had to go to the mountain ourselves. Our comeback seemed to be the perfect timing for this”, says Loek.

“The basic idea was good, but we had to add quite some bells and whistles to give it that good old-fashioned Galbatron feeling. We still work in separate studios, and as it took us some time to agree about the right sounds, the mix had to go to and fro several times. Lots of technological advances have been made the past 7 years, and generally we found that it has become a lot easier to reproduce exactly the same sound in different studio environments. We use Reason these days, which is basically one kit that does it all, so there’s no need to manually reproduce exactly the same settings on the multiple gadgets we used to work with 7 years ago. Can you imagine we sometimes forwarded those settings button by button on the phone?”, Eppo adds.

“I remember that 7 years ago, we could only use effects on few channels at most, because our computation power was limited. Now, we tried everything to get our i7 processor’s load above 10% with Reason, but no matter how many channels we added, the processor just wouldn’t budge. This should surely speed up our production time in the future”, Loek concludes.

As soon as the first (very rough) mix was ready, a sample was sent to Aaron Bieber to provide him with inspiration for the single’s cover. Amongst other things, it features a portrait of Edward Elgar, the original composer of the Enigma Variations. When asked whether the great-looking portrait was copyrighted, Aaron replied: "Unfortunately it is."

Just when Galbatron was about to ask Aaron to replace the image, he grinningly added: “I drew it completely by hand, so the copyrights are all mine.”

Nimrod should be available in 1-3 days on CD Baby (LINK); the track should be on iTunes 2-3 after that. Amazon, Spotify and other sites will follow suit several days-weeks later.

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