Graciela Maria (Mexico)
Date: Sunday, 7th December, 2014
Venue: IndiEarth Stage
Mexican singer/songwriter Graciela Maria has been singing since she was a little kid. Born and raised in Mexico City, she was an active participant in the Mexican electronic music scene. In 2009, she met the Berlin based producer Robot Koch, in New York. They started making music together and Grace was featured on Robot Koch's album Death Star Droid, as well as on the EP Listen To Them Fade.
The year 2009 marked the beginning of a journey both musically and geographically for Graciela, as she moved from Mexico City to Berlin, and started playing shows worldwide with Robot Koch. They played everywhere from the Sonar Festival in Barcelona to some obscure art festivals in Bulgaria and Italy.
With Many Places, her stunning debut album released in 2011, Graciela Maria stepped into the light as a composer and solo artist instead of just a featured vocalist on Robot Koch`s electronica and dubstep driven compositions. Her own music breathes the vibe of classic singer/songwriters like Tim Buckley and Elliot Smith, with the music and the production being more live sounding than on the previous feature tracks. Songwriting has taken Grace all over the world, accompanied by her little notebook and her digital camera, which she uses to record song ideas on all the time.
The topics she deals with are both surreal and personal, and leave it up to the listener to be interpreted. Producer Robot Koch teamed up with friend and fellow musician, Sneaky (Fingathing / Ninja Tune), to create this organic and retro futuristic sounding debut album, that includes double bass, live drums, cello and other string instruments – as well as a subtle touch of cutting-edge electronic production, which Robot Koch is famous for.