Robot Bomb Shelter aka Jake Brower, has been creating and producing music for nearly 25 years under various names.
He has undergone several iterations leading him to where he is today and has always taken the time to study the technology and hone his craft as an engineer of music.
Back in the 80s he was listening to an underground radio station from Europe where he heard a band called Front 242. This opened up a whole new world of joy for Jake and he embarked on a journey to learn as much as he could about this “new sound” and wanted to create it, so He studied sound manipulation, music theory and practice and music.
During the 90s and 2000s, Jake’s vision and style came out and he embraced it, making sure to learn something new every day. By 2005, he had produced 11 singles and began to plan the next phase of his career: releasing a full album and touring.
In late 2007, Robot Bomb Shelter was born and within 2 years, he had produced an EP titled “Robot Picnic” as well as single called “Synthetic Famine” both in the realm of techno. He began to set himself apart from other bands by becoming a controllerist – one who uses controllers to manipulate software live and in real time. He was taking the notion of live electronic dance music to a whole new level.
In 2010, Robot Bomb Shelter broke onto the stage as a solo artist and began to receive offers from venues throughout the world, including Europe, Japan and the USA. He also released a full length album titled “Staring at Screens.”
Now, in 2011, Jake is working on his next LP called “A Deployment of Species” due out in the fall. He has also toured in Guatemala and Chicago and has played at one of the biggest festivals in North America – Canadian Music Fest in Toronto. He has also played all over his own city of San Francisco. Jake has another tour of Japan as well as Europe coming up this year, too.
Robot Bomb Shelter is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP) for selcted titles.