Frédéric Motte

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Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte (born 1970 in Rethel, France) is a music producer and composer. He started toying with computer music when he got his first computer in 1983.

Demoscene[edit]

Motte took his first steps in the demoscene using "Moby" as moniker in 1988 by joining the Amiga demogroup Impact Inc. as a musician. Later, he joined other groups like Dragons, Alcatraz, Dreamdealers,[1] and finally Sanity, for which he composed the soundtrack of one of the top rated Amiga demo ever: Arte. In 1994, he co-founded the PC demo group NoooN, with demoscene graphic artist Olivier "Ra" Bechard.[2]

Video games[edit]

At the beginning of the 1990s, he starting composing music for video games. His first work was for Coktel Vision. In 1993, he started working as in-house composer and sound designer at Atreid Concept, a young game studio, which later became Kalisto Entertainment. There, he produced the soundtracks for several games (among them Nightmare Creatures 1 & 2, Dark Earth, and 4 Wheel Thunder) before leaving the company in January 2001 to go freelance again. This is when he changed his moniker to "Elmobo", because of the confusion with "the other Moby". He has since worked on a large number of games on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 2, Wii and mobile phones.

Bands[edit]

In 1998, together with guitarist Stephane "Fanalo" Alaux, he started the band Plug-In, a progressive instrumental metal band, in which he plays the bass. Plug-In released its first EP called "#0.9" in 1999, produced, recorded mixed and mastered by Elmobo. In 2002, Fanalo and Elmobo were hired by guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal as bass and guitar player to tour France, and for a few gigs in Europe. Ron Thal joined Guns n' Roses in 2006. Plug-In released its new album in 2011: Hijack, featuring guests including Pierre Belleville (Lofofora), Ron Thal (Guns n' Roses), Patrick Rondat, Andy Timmons, Sylvain Coudret (Scarve, Soilwork) and Christophe Godin (Metal Kartoon).

In 2004, Elmobo opened his own recording studio called Conkrete Studio. His studio is dedicated to metal bands, and he has already produced, recorded, mixed or mastered more than 30 albums to date.

Demography[edit]

Game credits[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Plug-In - "#0.9" (plays bass on all tracks)
  • Audiophonik - "Music for the Scene Generation" (electronic music compilation featuring artists from the demoscene. First track "Flow" composed by Elmobo)
  • Guitariste.com - "CD Concept" (plays bass on the track "Le retour de la crêpe masquée")
  • Jenx - "Fuseless" (Album produced by Elmobo, plays bass on the track "House of Pain")
  • Olympus Mons - "Numera Effa Ilïbï" (Album produced by Elmobo, plays bass on the track "Fear of Ghosts")
  • Simplixity - "The Shed's Skin Chapter" (Album produced by Elmobo, plays bass on the track "My Thematic")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview of Moby / Dreamdealers. AmigaNews April 1992
  2. ^ Hugi (2008). "Interview, In Focus: Moby of Nooon & Sanity. 2008"..

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