Thomas Maos  
thomas maos / electronic guitar

on my record  "chill in drill out" I combine abstract and tonal elements. my work on that record is influenced by the sound aesthetics of noise, rock, minimal music and contemporary classical music. although I am educated a "normal guitarist", it is not important for me to sound like a proper guitar player. instead, the electric guitar is only a medium to express my musical ideas.

the electric guitar, as everybody knows, has endless sound variations. so, for my recordings it was very important to restrict myself to a few materials in every piece, and concentrate on them while elaborating the composition.

all pieces were recorded live. with the exception of two titles (nr. 10, 13 ) I used no overdubs.

strange, but a lot of contemporary dancers like my record an use it for dance pieces.

I hope you enjoy these tracks.
send me a mail, and let me know what you think of it.

YouTube channel
Wikipedia entry
Frau Bach

a nice interview with Thomas Maos appeared at the Prepared Guitar blog (2014):
Thomas Maos: 13 questions

and some recent live performance videos,
filmed at ZKM, Karlsruhe/Germany, 2018:
Megadrohne 2
Der Bach mündet im Glas
Becker's Last Match
Gerührt, nicht geschüttelt

and lastly, his first Silent Art Orchestra album is now available on Spotify:
Silent Art Orchestra on Spotify

Thomas Maos live in Basel, Switzerland, 2008

Releases by Thomas Maos on Zenapolæ

Release date: 07.08.2012

This is the recording of the first meeting of Thomas Maos, Tuebingen, and the Hamburg based Duo phase~in with Sylvia Necker and Gunnar Lettow. They met in Tuebingen at a small bunker called TRESORRAUM and you now can hear the result of it: PANZERKNACKER, which means "safe-cracker" or "beagle boys".

Gunnar Lettow - bass & live-electronics & fx,
Sylvia Necker - raumstation & fx,
Thomas Maos - dobro, electronics.

Recorded live at the Tresor / Kunstamt Tuebingen_Germany June 2011

1. Tresorraum 2d
2. Tresorraum 1b
3. Tresorraum 1c
4. Tresorraum 1d
5. Tresorraum 2a
6. Tresorraum 2b
7. Tresorraum 1a

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Copyright (c) 2012 by PANZERKNACKER.
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Release date: 07.08.2009

Improvising music for an imaginary science fiction movie.

01 altair 1 17:45
02 altair 2 15:15

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Copyright (c) 2009 by Thomas Maos. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Release date: 07.08.2008

contemporary pieces for electric guitar

all pieces are composed and played in realtime
no overdubs or digital editing (but for #10, 13)
all sounds are created on guitar

recorded 2004 at kaserne studios, tübingen, germany
mastered by gerd lorenz, rangendingen

01 metamorphose 5:21
02 metalrag 5:41
03 modern talking 2:21
04 chloe 3:08
05 filterwand 1:55
06 broken glass 3:48
07 echoes 7:42
08 whisper 1:50
09 feed me back 5:18
10 potatoe 5:46
11 blown up 2:31
12 good vibrations 2:44
13 schwefelregen 7:48
14 skippnas 3:28
15 I loved the twin towers 6:23
16 toco ext. 4:24

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Copyright (c) 2008 by Thomas Maos.
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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