Territories: Central and South America
Robert Babicz has been redefining the boundaries of electronic music since the early 1990s. His unique artistry encompasses sound, vision, emotion and spirituality. From releasing and performing acid techno as Rob Acid, to his role as a highly-sought after producer and studio wizard infusing technical perfection with deep emotion, to his striking photos, everything Robert does expresses his desire to celebrate beauty and humanity, and to live each moment with utmost consciousness. Robert’s art and philosophy are so distinctive there’s a word for it: Babiczstyle.
Robert made his first record on borrowed equipment in 1992 and played hisfirst gig on gear he’d never used before. “Il had no musical background or knowledge, no clue what | was doing. | just improvised music. But for the first time in mylife |was absolutely in the moment, like a special state of consciousness. And people responded — they loved and accepted me.” Like anyone experiencing a transformation, Robert wanted to do it again and again. Music was a wayto rise above the struggles ofdaily life (in the early years of his career, he slept on a mattress on thefloor ofa tiny flat in his home town Cologne, his synths his only possessions) and to share the joy of that transcendence with others.
Playing as Rob Acid, he ignited parties with fierce techno played by strict rules: every set was 100% live and unique, he deleted the instruments’ programming immediately afterwards.
Robert’s ethos, forged by these acid-drenched sonic exorcisms, is razor sharp: work hard, make mistakes, move on. His tremendous output of official releases pales beside the number he deleted in the studio because they didn’t meet his exacting standards. “I’m not afraid to get rid of something that doesn’t work,” he explains. “l have so many ideas. It’s never quiet in my head.”
Robert hasthe rare gift of synaesthesia, which turns the world into a continuous interplay of colour, shape and sound. He sees music in 3D, describing tracks as “geometrical poem… sculptures in time.” When he’s working on a track he can see the imperfections in the sonic structure and fix them, like a painter correcting a brush stroke.
Photography is an essential component of Robert’s art and his fans know and love his sensitive and dramatic photos from all over the globe as much as his music. His images are as distinctive as his tracks because, for him, a beautiful photo has its own harmony. He sees music and he hears images, allowing him to bring about a unique artistic synthesis that evokes the underlying energies and structures of the cosmos, speaking to a universal need for beauty and harmony in a fractured world.
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