Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Active as an engineer, producer, and musician across four decades, Max Loderbauer first came to notice in the late 80s as a member of Fischermans Friend. Known then as Daimler Max, Loderbauers associates included Stephan Fischer and Tom Thiel, as well as producer Thomas Fehlmann. Once the group went dormant, Loderbauer and Thiel established Sun Electric; one of the leading sources of entrancing downtempo and ambient techno through the 90s, the duo issued their best work on R&S subsidiary Apollo, including the 1995 live set 30.7.94 and the following years Present. During the 2000s and 2010s, Loderbauer collaborated in numerous settings, including NSI with Tobias Freund, Chica & the Folder with Paula Schopf, and Moritz von Oswald Trio with Vladislav Delay and von Oswald. Loderbauer was partly responsible for some of the most progressive and experimental electronic music released during these years. In 2011, he and contemporary Ricardo Villalobos assembled Re: ECM, a project that involved radical transformations of ECM label recordings by the likes of Bennie Maupin, Christian Wallumrød, John Abercrombie, and Arvo Pärt.