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May 20, 2020

Captain Entprima Backstage

When I decided in 2019 to become artistically active again and to produce music, there was of course the task of ensuring the dissemination of my music, because art is worthless without an audience. When companies and artists advertise their products, this can be summarized under the term “promotion”. So I set out to identify trustworthy promotion opportunities. This search turned out to be tedious because there are hundreds of promotion agencies and channels that do not always work with means that match my intention.

Social media channels have become one of the most important digital promotion tools available today, and dozens of providers such as Facebook, Twitter and others are vying for users’ favor. The channels have the reach that artists need to promote their art. Every social media user has made his or her choice at some point, and is an avid user of Facebook, TikTok or other services. In order to stand out from the competition, each service has developed its own style and its own forms of communication and rules. For the advertiser, this means that he or she must comply with that style and those rules. This leads to a dilemma for small businesses or individual companies, such as artists. At some point they are faced with the question of whether they want to devote more time to their art or their advertising, because lifetime is not divisible.

I don’t feel like submitting to the dictates of the channels. I want to communicate with people, and I would like to leave it up to everyone to choose how and where they collect their information. I want to know who you are, and I want to know each one of you by name and not anonymously. On the channels, everyone can do what they want, because I do not make these rules, but I will do my best to communicate with you.

Often I will try to lead you to this website, because of the high-quality translation tool to reach out to you you  in your native language. From the website the respective posts are distributed in english to the social media channels, so that everyone can use their service of choice to follow my information.

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The Founder

My name is Horst Grabosch and I am the mastermind of all projects presented on this website.

I was born in the largest coal mining area in Germany, known as the “Ruhrgebiet”. After school I worked as a professional musician until I was 40 years old. This time is well documented on WIKIPEDIA

After a burnout I had to give up my job, moved to the south of Germany, to the Munich region, and did an apprenticeship as an information technologist.

Another burnout forced me to rebuild my existence again, which collapsed just because of the corona crisis. In expectation of poverty at retirement age, I began to build a second career as a musician in 2019.

New Music

Japanese-Breakfast - Horst Grabosch & Alexis Entprima

Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast is the musical observation of a Japanese ceremony from a Western cultural perspective. Men and women have gathered for breakfast. Voices with Japanese speech sounds suggest a shy erotic exchange of the sexes. The girls first fuel the erotic fantasies with flirtatious chants before the guys respond in an emphatically casual manner. The rhythmic basis is a house groove which is adapted to the typical strictness of Japanese culture. Emotional swings are only hinted at by sparingly used elements, which then also rather stem from the culture of the observer who senses the crackling erotic tension in a seemingly completely controlled environment. The contradiction of displayed innocence and passion creates an almost palpable tension that is the enduring appeal of the music. The story is not completed and continues in the listener’s mind. This is musical storytelling in the form of a pop song. The sound space is appropriately set by unobtrusive lo-fi elements. This is eclecticism drawn with a fine blade. If you had to classify it somehow I would call it “Intercultural storytelling in lo-fi house garb”.

Lofi Markets - Horst Grabosch

Lofi Markets

Lofi, lo-fi or low fidelity, lo-fi hip-hop. A fairly new building block in the genre craze. Here’s an EP from easy listening, or maybe study beats? Anyway, curious author and music producer Horst Grabosch fires from all guns as long as it serves his message. A collab/project with Captain Entprima which was designed for relaxation. Yes, relaxation must be – as usual from the academically trained old master on a high musical level. Here wonderfully simple melodies played with alienated piano sounds.

Die Geschichte von Oberförster Karl-Heinz Flinte - Horst Grabosch

Die Geschichte von Oberförster Karl-Heinz Flinte

A new story by Horst Grabosch from the “Heroes of Work” series. This time the focus is on the profession of forester. Of course, Karl-Heinz Flinte does not fit the stereotype of a forester. On the cover, he looks more like a climate activist. But that is exactly Grabosch’s twist. The three episodes reveal the diversity of the activity. Flinte also occasionally shoots a boar when necessary, but he also suffers with the weakened trees and cares for the forest’s human visitors – after all, that’s what he’s paid to do. Just as with his music, he sits between all chairs, but the chairs always represent only a limited view. Grabosch always chooses individual themes and musical genres for a song, but in the process they form a whole picture over time. This picture is irritatingly diverse in terms of pattern formation. Perhaps this is precisely how Grabosch demonstrates our general lack of acceptance of the complexity of the world. But he always keeps his humorous wink.

Die Geschichte von Bademeister Adelwart - Horst Grabosch

Die Geschichte von Bademeister Adelwart

With the story of pool attendant Adelwart, Horst Grabosch presents the second release from the series “Heroes of Work”. With three episodes in this maxi-single he pays tribute to people who daily make their peaceful contribution to the functioning of our world. All three contributions of German poetry and musical eclecticism have the same jazzy base and vary in the small poems in German that form the song lyrics and in the soloistic elements. We are once again surprised by the variety of styles in Grabosch’s songs. There is jazz in this song and the jazz trumpeter, who was internationally successful many years ago, shows how to integrate styles when you have practiced them yourself.

Die Geschichte von Krankenschwester Hildegard - Horst Grabosch

Die Geschichte von Krankenschwester Hildegard

With the story of Nurse Hildegard, Horst Grabosch opens a new box of his imagination. With three episodes in this maxi-single, he pays tribute not only to professions that are socially important, but even more to the people who daily make their peaceful contribution to the functioning of our world. All three musical pieces have the same musical base and vary in the small poems in German that make up the lyrics of the song and in the solo elements. Other tributes to other professions have been announced. The series is entitled Heroes of Work. We are looking forward to more humorous episodes with new musical styles, as we are used to from the eclectic Grabosch.

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A Deeper Meaning of Lo-Fi

First a brief introduction for those who have never heard the term Lo-Fi. It defines the intention of a piece of music in terms of sound quality and is a provocative contrast to Hi-Fi, which aims for the highest possible quality. So much for the tip of the iceberg.
Philosophically, Lo-Fi is a departure from the “higher and further” of our world. At a time when even Hi-Fi is no longer enough for many, and Dolby Atmos (multi-channel instead of stereo) is establishing itself as contemporary, the Lo-Fi trend takes on an almost revolutionary air. I would like to highlight 2 aspects of Lo-Fi that underpin this claim.

Mother Tongue and Discrimination

Quote: No German-language title in the Top 100 of the Official German Airplay Charts 2022.
BVMI Chairman Dr. Florian Drücke criticizes the fact that not a single German-language title can be found in the Top 100 of the Official German Airplay Charts 2022, thus setting a new negative record for a trend that the industry has been pointing out for years. At the same time, the study shows that the variety of genres listened to, including German-language music, continues to be great. In the music offer of the radio stations this is not reflected however. The fact that songs in German don’t play a particularly big role on the radio is not a new phenomenon, and the industry has addressed and criticized it many times over the years.

Meditation and Music

Meditation is increasingly being used unfairly as a label for relaxing music of all kinds, but meditation is more than relaxation.

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