The Cologne band MIT draws influence from late 1970s to early 1980s German electronic music with youthful charm and renewed vigor. Indeed, they are all in their early twenties. While still at school in 2004, Tamer Özgönenc and singer Edi Winarni began kicking around ideas they had heard on Post Punk and No Wave records, and were soon joined by drummer Felix Römer. A chance opportunity to fill a support slot for Peaches provided a suitable kick-start for the fledgling band. They rose to the occasion and their development has been rapid ever since. 2006 saw the release of their debut Coda
on the Haut Areal label. They continued to hone their skills with a long string of gigs taking them to far away lands including China and India.
In 2009 they crossed paths with former Kraftwerk associate Emil Schult, who took them under his wing while they were contemplating their next album. The choice of Jas Shaw (one half of Siman Mobile Disco) as producer enabled the group to put his racks of modular analog synths to appropriately crafty use. The result is Nanonotes
, which appeared in September 2010 on V2/Cooperative.
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