For the last 20 years, Matt Thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. He started off with his Moog Prodigy, a 4 track, and a drum machine. Matt dove into making electronic, industrial pop songs in 1989-1990. His basement soon became the place where he and his twin brother Mark would start their first project called the Waxbean Orchard. This was all in a small town called “Wallaceburg” Ontario (located close the American border not far from Detroit).
Over time Mattʼs interest in electronic music grew and he relocated to Toronto where his chances of releasing records & performing grew. He dove into making ambient
and techno music after experiencing some of the local underground parties.
This lead to several releases on Blue Recordings in the mid to late 90ʼs. Mattʼs monikor at the time was “Altitude”. This started a chain reaction of working with other local labels such as Chair and Cynosure Recordings.
Matt was also performing with the likes of Jeremy Caulfield, Mike Shannon, Adam Marshal, Jeff Milligan, Mike Huckaby, Ritchie Hawtin, Akufen and Peter Grove.
He and Mark started working on a new project called “Repair” in 2001. It was dedicated to all of the old broken synthesizers that they had in their studio. This was quickly signed to both Sub-Static records (Germany) as “V-Wreck” and Dumb-Unit records (Canada at that time) as “Blackline Display”.
Matt followed up this project with solo releases on Cynosure and Sub-Static records
He has performed live at several venues and festivals and does not use a laptop to do
so. Venues such as Mutek (Montreal), C.O. pop festival (Cologne), Observatori
(Valencia), Bunker (NYC), Break & Enter (Toronto), Tempo (Toronto), Watergate & Suicide Circus, (Berlin) and Oslo (Detroit) have welcomed his live performances.
Matt has started a small label called “Obsolete Components” based on using his old synthsesizers and recording equipment. And recently was featured in the documentary “I Dream Of Wires”
Obsolete Components has released a new Repair EP and video along with several of Mattʼs Archived unreleased recordings, A Modular Project with Brother Mark Thibideau, The Tape Project for Eclipse Records and the Upcoming Ambient “Reclusion” record that will be released with Echospace Detroit in 2015. These synthesizers are his inspiration for new sounds and ideas.
His love for these vintage instruments gets incorporated into all of his projects.
1998 Altitude Polarized, Blue Recordings
1999 Matt Thibideau on The Focal Point, Cynosure
1999 Altitude Surface, Chair Recordings
2000 Altitude Further/Framework, Blue Recordings
2001 Altitude Consterner w/ Gaetano Parisio, Blue Recordings 2001 Altitude Trainwreck w/ Percy X, Blue Recordings
2001 Repair V-wreck Sub-static,
2002 Repair Black Line Display, Dumb-Unit
2002 Coordinates Magnetics, Sub-static
2002 Repair Holding back Fears, Sub-static
2002 Matt Thibideau Velvet Bleu, Cynosure
2002 Painless Something Moving ep, Killer
2002 Coordinates & Repair On & On compilation, Sub-Static 2003 Coordinates Odd Pieces ..1, Sub-Static
2003 Coordinates Tuning Fields, Sub-Static
2004 Repair Forgive & Forget, Sub-Static
2005 Repair Convenient Arrangements, Sub-Static
2006 Coordinates Horror, Stadtmusik, Onitor
2007 Repair Still Standing-Severely Damaged EP, Thoughtless, 2007 Repair Lines Drawn EP, Secret Weapon Records
2008 Coordinates 16 Steps, Open Concept Records
2008 Coordinates MonoFactory, Open Concept Records
2009 Matt Thibideau Asphalt, Cynosure Recordings
2010 Matt Thibideau, Archive 1, Obsolete Components
2011 Matt Thibideau, Two Places, Deep Data Berlin
2011 Matt Thibideau, Night Drive, Eclipse Music, Italy
2012 Repair, Radio Talk, Obsolete Components, Toronto
2012, Matt Thibideau, Patch Point (Focal Point Vol.4), Cynosure
2012, Matt Thibideau, Partial, Vol 2. Obsolete Components, Toronto
2012 Matt Thibideau OC Vol 3 , Obsolete Components (limited Vinyl], Toronto
2012 Matt Thibideau Uranium Melts, Obsolete Components, Toronto
2013 Matt Thibideau & Jakob Thiesen, “Faux Fruit”, Obsolete Components, Toronto 2013 Mark & Matt Thibideau “Modular”, Obsolete Components, Toronto
2014 Matt Thibideau “Back and Forth” KlangShieben, Germany
2014 Matt Thibideau “The Tape Project”, Eclipse, Italy
2015 (Co)Sine, Obsolete Components, Canada
2015 Matt Thibideau “Reclusion”, Echospace, Detroit