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Galbatron

Galbatron is an electronic music group based in Holland. The band, consisting of Eppo Schaap (a magazine editor, music teacher and translator) and Loek van Kooten (a translator), started making music in 1994, when they launched their first album called Sophistication. The original album was launched on cassette tape only, for distribution with an MSX video game called D.A.S.S. (released by Engine Software).

In the year 2000, Galbatron was revived when they had found a new outlet for their music on MP3.com. Galbatron re-released a cd version of Sophistication and put out a second album called Robotica, only to disappear again because MP3.com had stopped paying their artists for downloads. Though Galbatron never had the intention to become rich and famous with their music, they did regard MP3.com's payments for downloads as a symbolic reward and a necessary incentive to continue making music. They also felt that to really get their music off the ground, they had to invest far more time in it than their day jobs and families permitted.

On September 26th 2010 the band was once more revived for a comeback; this was celebrated with the release of Galbatron's unfinished album Synthetika. A new website was launched and their music catalogue was made available on digital outlets like iTunes and Spotify.

On November 28th 2010, after 7 years of total silcene, Galbatron released a brand-new new track called Nimrod, to be followed by many others.