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Biography

There are 2 Artists with the name Kobi:
1) Experimental drone ambient band from Norway. It's about 40 different musicians that were envolved in this project.
Kobi explores the possibilities of improvisation, timbre and sound. Changes in tone and timbre are created via aural perception and intuition,instead of following the western-tempered harmonic scale, which we Kobi finds limiting. Another focus is space, dynamics, frequencies and depth, more than melody and instrumentation.

The basis of the CDs and live performances are location recordings or synthesizer loops processed electronically. Atop this mix are acoustic loops or other sources of sound such as guitar, percussion, voice, etc…

Still, the most significant part of the Kobi sound is improvisation, where silence also plays a major part.

"Kobi is not a solo project or a fixed band, but a setting where I try out musical ideas different from the other projects where I am involved…When one is making solo music, the music tends to be dictated by a sole idea. When a second person joins in, there is a new dimension added. There is always something more to the music than the actual persons that perform it: "the third person"." - Kai Mikalsen

2) KoBi is the main moniker of Lou Wood, a.k.a Syntheme (Planet Mu/ WeMe Records)

At only 23, she is fast becoming an “ACID legend” (Boomkat) and RubaDub have called her music “top stuff that will please anyone who isn’t a po-faced goon who doesn’t like having fun”. Her tunes feature sophisticated acid and bass lines upon solid drum sequences, ambient soft synth layers, and occasionally heavily-edited audio samples. She brilliantly fuses very fresh sounds with the robust and harmonic foundation of 90s acid and techno.

She has rocked crowds Europe-wide including a string of livesets at festivals such as BLOC, Triptych and Bangface. She is not to be missed.

Lou was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and grew up in Weymouth, Dorset. At 22 she moved to Brighton where Syntheme was born. She recently moved back from Berlin and now lives on the south coast of the UK.

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