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If you're into soaring leads, analogue patches, bombastic symphonies, classical remakes, progressive rock and epic synthesizer music, you've arrived at just the right place!

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 (me, a translator), started making music in 1992, when we launched our 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 we had found a new outlet for our music on We re-released a cd version of Sophistication and put out a second album called Robotica, only to disappear again because had stopped paying their artists for downloads. Though we never had the intention to become rich and famous with our music, we did regard's payments for downloads as a symbolic reward and a necessary incentive to continue making music. We also felt that to really get our music off the ground, we had to invest far more time in it than our day jobs and families permitted.

Galbatron's music features prominent use of the synthesizer, and has a majestic, sweeping style with dense, layered arrangements. A standard 4/4 trance beat appears in several songs, but the material is quite varied. For example, we do covers of Widor's Toccata and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, both originally written for organ. The latter song was our biggest hit ever.

We did make several songs for a third album, Synthetika, in the meantime available for download, but the actual album was never released back then. Our music is often mixed up with Jean Michel Jarre's, especially in peer-to-peer environments.

Recently, our music has become available for download again. On September 26th 2010 the band was once more revived for a comeback; a new website has been launched and our music has become available on digital outlets like iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, just to name a few.

We already launched our first new 2010 track: Nimrod. And several more tracks are in the pipeline. This time we intend to be back for good, but we will need all the help we can get. For that, you guys are absolutely indispensable. So support us, spread the word (review/like/friend us on all major sites like YouTube, Amazon and iTunes) and above all, enjoy the music!

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11-11-2010, 17:57 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
Thank you Benjammin! And we're getting very, very close to the release of the first single. We're almost done.
01-12-2010, 22:06 CET Jake Razzaza (Groupee) (2 responses)
just purchased Synthetica via iTunes, great to have these tracks in addition to the ones on CD that Loek gave me during a visit to Leiden some years ago

i do sorta agree with Nausicicaa about the vocals, i've never found them up to the synth quality of you two guys

01-12-2010, 22:15 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
Thank you for your support, Jake! I remember that visit well, and once more would like to apologize for being the heavy smoker that I was in those days. I must have given you a hard time in that cafe.

Please do not worry about the vocals. We won't ever do that again. Promise

Okay, maybe a vocoder here and there, but I'm sure you won't mind THAT!

07-12-2010, 19:46 CET stevewiggs (Groupee) (1 response)
Hi everyone , how do I download the 7 minutes of bonus tracks?
07-12-2010, 20:34 CET GalbE (Galbatron) (10 responses)
Hi Steve,

Welcome to our website!
The bonus tracks are not meant for downloading. They are a bonus for our visitors to make their stay on our website as comfortable as possible :-).
They contain projects that were 'lost' in the past, e.g. that we were unable to complete for several reasons. You'll also hear that some tracks are not complete, although they're worth listing to, they are not suited for official release. There is a fair chance however some of these tracks will be released in a complete and remixed version in the future.

06-01-2012, 23:10 CET Ruud (Groupee) (1 response)
Hey guys, great that you're back. Being a fan of synthesizer music, I discovered you're music during a search for electronic music on several years ago. It was a very nice surprise when I found your new website and an even bigger surprise that it's possible to buy your complete albums on iTunes.
Keep up the good thing.
06-01-2012, 23:30 CET GalbL (Galbatron) (61 responses)
Thank you for your kind words and your support, Ruud!
04-05-2018, 05:41 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
Hey, I'm happy to find this official website, I've been looking for your music on "Deezer" and there is just the track "Baroque"...I bought you a "DAM" around the year 2000 on the old "MP3.COM"...I'm still listening to it 18 years after I receveid it...I love your music I hope I can discover more there and maybe elsewhere on the net !
I rechecked "Deezer" and I could listen "Synthetika III (The Core)"
Added to my favorites...It is epic...Your music haven't changed so much since all these years, this is a good thing for me cause I always loved it !
Thanks for your art dudes !
04-05-2018, 06:35 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
I've been relistening "Synthetika III (The Core)" and I think it is awesome, like all your tracks I had to listen it many times to enjoy it at the maximum possible...This is the thing with electronica music !

Dudes is the album ready ? I will check this..

Will you release all your music on Deezer ???? Or nope ??? Is there a place I can listen to all your music ??????

04-05-2018, 08:12 CET raphael caudron (Roadie) (15 responses)
I saw the "Synthetika III (The Core)" project on youtube...What is the DAW you are using ???? I never saw it...Is it Cubase ?

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