Robotics engineer and media artist Moritz Simon Geist will soon release the world’s first techno album played entirely by real robots. The album is produced by Mouse On Mars’ Andi Thoma. 

Moritz Simon Geist is a robotics engineer and media artist. After playing Mutek, CTM, and Moogfest, and years of fabrications, tweaks, and tests—winning also Visual Music Award 2017 and Initiative Music 2017/18—he will now release a debut album. In doing so, he aims to “explore the sound of mechanics that keeps on filling our world” and create “a smashing soundtrack for both the precise automation and physical fragility that shapes today’s society.” 

All of the sounds on his records are played by robots: small motors that beat on metal, futuristic 3D-printed robo-kalimbas, and salvaged parts from old hard drives that click and cut. The setup has taken him several years to build, tweak, and test. 

The album is being preceded by an EP due out in October, inaugurating Sonic Robots Records.  


A1 / 1. Entropy

A2 / 2. The DNA Of Drumming

A3 / 3. In G# (Katze läuft über Klavier)

A4 / 4. Gateland

B1 / 5. Under Deconstruction

B2 / 6. Empathiemaschine

B3 / 7. Manchester Baby

B4 / 8. A-rhythmic

Robotic Electronic Music LP will land on November 16.