Label: Fantasy - 5MPF 4537 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Techno, Electro
Cybotron were a pioneering and influential American electro music group formed in by Juan Atkins and Richard "" Davis in Detroit.
Guitarist John "Jon 5" Housely joined soon afterward. Cybotron had a number of singles now considered classics of the electro genre,  particularly " Clear " and the group's debut, "Alleys of Your Mind," as well as "Cosmic Cars" and "R-9".
The group was inspired by midwestern funkespecially the music of George Clintonalong with German synthesizer pioneers, KraftwerkJapanese technopop pioneers, Yellow Magic OrchestraEnglish electropopItalo disco and futurist literary influences such as Alvin Toffler 's books Future Shock and The Third Wave.
Atkins was fond of creating such "futuristic-sounding" words — the record label names " Metroplex " and "Transmat" being other examples. Although The Line - Cybotron - Clear considered electro, Cybotron was also part of the early evolution of Techno music.
Cybotron was the first musical outlet of Techno co-originator, Juan Atkins, and the group's unique combination of musical influences, boldly experimental aesthetic and Afro-futurist philosophy became the Bardeux - Bold As Love of Detroit Techno.
Cybotron used a synth -dominated sound, paired with a drum machinewhose rhythms were similar to those emerging from New York at the same time. It became a local hit in Detroit, where it sold about 15, copies. The city was in transition, from an industrial boomtown to a post-revolutionary wastelandfrom US capital of auto-manufacturing to the US capital of homicide. Cybotron used subliminal funk pulsing amidst their crisp-and-dry programmed La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra - After Service to truly reflect the dying auto industry in The Line - Cybotron - Clear . In total, these records sold 15, copies.
InAtkins left the group due to artistic differences with Davis. Davis wanted the group to pursue a musical direction closer to rock, while Atkins wanted to continue in the electro-style vein of " Clear.
Atkins still has an active musical career. He founded Metroplex Records and continued releasing records under several names, including ModelModel and Infiniti. Atkins also continued DJing under his own name. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Australian band, see Cybotron Australian band. Electronica house electro techno. Deep Space Fantasy. Main articles: Detroit techno and Techno. Excerpt from " Clear " by Cybotron.
Almost every song on the Cybotron album has been sampled by almost every major artist in the industry. Generation Ecstasy. Psychology Press. Categories : Electronic music groups from Michigan The Line - Cybotron - Clear electro musicians Fantasy Records artists Musical groups established in Namespaces Article Talk.
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