German Robot Band Seeks Lead Singer on Kickstarter

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


Compressorhead is not your ordinary rock band, as the group from Germany is 100% robot, but as the band looks to make its first album, they realized they are missing a lead singer and are hoping to fill the mechanical void by looking to Kickstarter.

The trio of human artists from Germany, Frank, Markus and Stock, came up with the idea as they had a passion for building machines and “mechanical madness”, and set out to make the first robot-only band to record an original album.

Up until now they have crafted three robots to play the necessary instruments, Fingers, Stickboy and Bones, but the task of building a lead vocalist that will sing on its own is proving to be a little more difficult without some financial support.

Not only will Compressorhead’s lead singer need to be able to belt out the tunes, but the finished robot will be expected to interact with the audience.

The debut album is ready to go once the band is complete, and the group promises some mastery that can only be done with robots. They just need to reach their goal of $318,445 by December 5 to make it happen.


Source: Kickstarter, Compressorhead
Photo: Norman Konrad

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