SOPHIE

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February 6, 2021

Sophie - R.I.P.

Yes, I am guilty! Since I started my second, late career as a musician in 2019, I’ve been searching for the right genre that roughly describes my music and for musicians who follow a similar artistic approach as me.

A few days ago, I stumbled across the term “hyperpop”, with the hint that there was a Spotify playlist of the same name. There, in turn, the first places were reserved for SOPHIE – on the occasion of her death, which is already tragic enough.

When I then took a closer look at the artist, the tragedy took on unexpected dimensions for me. There was an artist in the overarching POP category who had already been releasing music since 2013 that came close to my artistic approach, without me having found her in two years of intensive searching. And then there was the tragedy of her death at such a young age, without being able to enjoy the really big success she undoubtedly deserved.

I published an article only yesterday (Electronic Music Is Not a Style!) that once again addresses the problem of genre classification, and that was also SOPHIE’s burning issue. The numbers, which are visible on Spotify, speak for themselves. SOPHIE was no unknown, but compared to the hit lists, a marginal phenomenon. That’s the way it is with artists who break new ground – and it’s always been that way.

I used to tell my trumpet students that it takes an average of 10 years to be let into the honeypots. I’ve known that for a long time, but today, as a newcomer at the age of 65, I’m reluctant to accept it. But your example shows that it is probably true after all.

I am infinitely sorry that you, SOPHIE, did not have this time of life. But your fans will never forget you, and as of today you have a new fan – R.I.P.

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.

Newest Music

Christmas for Lunatics - Horst Graboscj

Christmas for Lunatics

2 years ago we were amazed when Horst Grabosch, with his project Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts released a Christmas song. At that time we could discover for the first time the romantic side of the otherwise often biting artist – but only in the music. The lyrics, disguised as a documentary, revealed his biting side again. The result of this mixture reflected his ambivalent nature. Today, a clearly biting Christmas song is on the gift table for 2022. On the basis of “Joy to the World” and this time under his civil name, he takes the Christmas concern with rockets and other war equipment violently on the joke. But again, the song has very pleasing sides.

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie gerträumten Träume - Horst Grabosch

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie geträumten Träume

Horst Grabosch is always good for a surprise. Not that this is the first poem set to music that the eclectic has published, but the style is new. Familiar twists appear, but with this song rock elements, a quote from historical NASA rocket launches and electronic elements give each other a hand. The German lyrics are no less confusing. Some kind of shaman promises the way to a new life, which begins “unceremoniously loud” in the “stripped skin”. The master himself sings and the tones of the melody oscillate between the tones of the familiar tempered tuning, although the former professional trumpeter certainly knows exactly where they actually belong – unique.

La quarta porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La quarta porta per la pace della mente

Fourth soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. This meditation unit is based on the keynote A. This time a melodic instrument runs throughout the piece. As can be seen from the transient response of the tones, it is an electronic wind instrument. The sound has quite a few effects that evolve over time, but the phases are constantly shifting. A very impressive performance.

La terza porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La terza porta per la pace della mente

Third soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. After opening the first door to peace of mind on the root C and the second door had root G, as expected the series continues with the root D – circle of fifths upwards. The principle remains, but the sounds change. Another wind chime and other melodic fragments. We are curious to see how it continues.

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar - Horst Grabosch

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar

The song bears the eclectic signature of German author Horst Grabosch and the title is the beginning of the German constitution. In Grabosch’s typical style, which is somewhere between responsibility and irony, the danceable song leaves everything open as far as attitude is concerned. However, the dishonest solemnity of the movement is thoroughly destroyed.

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