Matt Thibideau (CA)

Toronto minimal-techno producer Matt Thibideau first began making music in 1989 alongside his twin brother Mark, as the industrial-pop hued Waxbean Orchard.  But by 1993 he had discovered the burgeoning underground techno community coming up from Detroit and had begun to use his synthesizers in new, more dance-oriented ways under the moniker Altitude.  The sound grew into a bridge between Berlin and Detroit, and by 2000 he was releasing singles on Blue Recordings.  By 2002, he was working under his own name and had released his first two singles on Mike Shannon’s Cynosure imprint.

When not working on solo projects, Thibideau works with his brother as Repair, an evolution of Waxbean Orchard that employs the same vocalist (Dawn Lewis), though arced in a decidedly more techno direction.  Repair has had releases on Jeremy Caulfield’s Dumb-Unit, as well as the Berlin label Sub-Static.

Nocturne 3
MUTEK 2012, montreal

Metropolis 02/06/2012

Matt Thibideau is a Canadian producer who’s been actively releasing material since the late 90s. Originally from Wallaceburg, a small Ontario town near the American border, and now based in Toronto, his first records as Altitude were released on Blue Recordings. Quickly, he began contributing to other local labels such as Chair Recordings and Cynosure, and sharing the stage with artists such as Richie Hawtin, Jeremy P. Caulfield, Mike Shannon, and Adam Marshall. In 2001, he and twin brother Mark gave life to Repair, a new project inspired by all the broken, vintage synthesizers that were collecting dust in their studio, and whose output was released on Dumb-Unit and Sub-Static. Thibideau’s first solo record, Two Places, came out on Deep Data in January 2011. After a most memorable 2009 MUTEK showcase in the Metropolis’ more intimate Savoy room, Matt Thibideau graduates to the main stage this year.

NOCTURNE 3: Bounce le Monde

Metropolis 30/05/2009

Toronto minimal-techno producer Matt Thibideau first began making music in 1989 alongside his twin brother Mark, as the industrial-pop hued Waxbean Orchard.  But by 1993 he had discovered the burgeoning underground techno community coming up from Detroit and had begun to use his synthesizers in new, more dance-oriented ways under the moniker Altitude.  The sound grew into a bridge between Berlin and Detroit, and by 2000 he was releasing singles on Blue Recordings.  By 2002, he was working under his own name and had released his first two singles on Mike Shannon’s Cynosure imprint.

When not working on solo projects, Thibideau works with his brother as Repair, an evolution of Waxbean Orchard that employs the same vocalist (Dawn Lewis), though arced in a decidedly more techno direction.  Repair has had releases on Jeremy Caulfield’s Dumb-Unit, as well as the Berlin label Sub-Static.

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