Swiss group Klaus Johann Grobe have been at it since 2012, and as they prepare to release their third album “Du Bist So Symmetrisch” (and third on Trouble In Mind), the group continues to defy description & blur the lines between electronic pop, dance music, synthesis & kosmische. “Du Bist So Symmetrisch” follows the inevitable path laid out by their previous album (the Basel Prize-winning “Spagat der Liebe”), incorporating the slinky, jazz-fusion-laced grooves populating late night clubs and braiding them together with the band’s own blend of mutant electro-funk. The band has toured extensively since 2014, highlights being supporting tours with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Growlers and Temples, and they have toured and played festivals in the U.S.A., U.K., Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. “Du Bist So Symmetrisch” will be released worldwide by Trouble in Mind Records on October 26th, 2018 on Digital, CD, and LP.
Named in reverence for their interests in cult mentality, transhumanism, and conspiracy theories, Reptaliens quickly evolved from a bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged band that explores fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines, and singer Bambi’s lulling vocals.
Smoota’s new album PHEROMONES is an arousing soak in the hot tub of your sexual imagination. Inspired by the warm and sensual sounds of 70’s soul, Smoota’s follow-up to his 2013 debut FETISHES is a risqué exploration of the modern sexual landscape. A New York City musician who has played for years with TV On The Radio, Smoota has also recorded and/or performed with Run The Jewels, Sufjan Stevens, Steven Tyler, Aaron Neville, Pretty Lights, Griz and many others. He played all the music on Pheromones himself, adding only backup vocals, strings, and a (fake?) orgasm from a friend in Australia. With a unique mix of honesty, curiosity, and sly humor, the album puts both a dip in your hip and a smile on your face. Touching on the polyamorous urge, happy S&M relationships, taboo lust, erotic intimacy, and more, Pheromones will turn out the lights, liberate your mind, arouse your body, and then make you breakfast in the morning.