BOBBY EP - Rush Hour | iTunes
BOBBY EP (Instrumentals) - iTunes (Digital only)
All tracks produced by Robin Hannibal
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BOBBY is the brainchild of Robin Hannibal, a songwriter/producer from Copenhagen, Denmark, that is also the founding member of numerous others projects, including Owusu & Hannibal (Ubiquity records), Boom Clap Bachelors (Music For Dreams), Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation) & Quadron (Plugresearch).
But this time he has done everything by himself.
"Normally I work with another singer, but I just felt that I wanted to play around more with my own voice, and use the time I normally use on other people voices, on my own instead. It was very much an experiment, and it took some time before I actually got pleased with the results, and found my sound, and I've always listened to a lot of music, but what has always fascinated me was melodies and maybe its because Iʼm also so heavily involved in the production work, playing instruments etc, that I often hear the voice as an instrument, that needs to fit with the rest of the elements and instruments in the song.
It has a role, just as the bass or the guitar has one, and the only thing I knew was that I wanted to incorporate that idea into the music."
With a big love for more head twisting experimental sounds, it seemed only natural that the quest should take place in the land of left-field music.
With inspirations as diametrically opposite as classic singers like Leon Ware or Michael Franks and newer music like Madlib or J Dilla, the 28 years old songwriter wanted to challenge himself.
"I wanted to see if it could be possible to mix more typical structured songs into modern electronic production, and listening to it now, I notice that all songs has to do with some form of movement. I think that I was going through a period of trying to redefine myself, and also taking a very serious look at my surroundings, cleaning up my closet in regards to relationships, friendships and musical collaborations. So it’s very much a document of what I've been going through the last years time"
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