Meek Speaker(aka Caleb Cobell)started out his musical life in 1994 as The Gibbon. Like many electronic artists, he began producing his first tracks on the humble Atari ST using fairly basic trackers and sequencers like Protracker and Quartet and an early form of Steinberg’s Cubase. The style of these varied from hard techno stompers to rambling ambient epics heavily influenced by artist like The Aphex Twin, Orbital and other heros of the british techno scene of the early nineties. Moving onto the PC in 1999 The Gibbon produced classics like The Saturday Night EP(2000) and Goblin EP(2001) These proved to be more accessable, melodic affairs with quirky beats and jolly riffs. It was around this time he teamed up with brother Adam Cobell and formed the short-lived band Catford named after his then home town. The duo produced a number of tracks under this moniker with most of them ending up on The Catford EP 1 and the album Manus. The music was mostly experimental and not-so easy listening with many references to the brothers varied music tastes. There was a bit of a break from the music from 2001 to 2006 while Caleb went and did ‘other things’ with very little music production during this time apart from the odd track here and there. 2006 of course was Caleb’s return to a creative burst of activity under the current name Meek Speaker producing experimental/electronica/techno...
Caleb Cobell and Computer
Electronic - Beat Driven
OTHER BAND SITES
All tracks are constructed solely from instruments and samples which are designed from irritating source sounds (what constitutes this is a whole new conversation - but let us just say in this case these sounds were irritating from the composers point of view, at the time). The idea was to transform them into un-irritating pieces of music. This was at least the original intention, of course the listener will have to decide if the sound designer and producer has succeeded...it was certainly a challenge not least due to the time constraints...Feedback welcome! Thanks, Caleb