Conceived in and birthed from Austin’s steamy underground houses of Rock, Auto Body is live Electro Fusion. Fueled by their shared bloodlust for sonic divinity, and armed with a war chest of synthesizers, samplers, rattlesnakes, and a bass guitar, Tibaut Bowman (DJ Thibault) and Felix Moreno (Future Rock), crusade the universe in search of the electronic Holy Grail.
Contrary to popular belief, Felix is actually the son of Argentine soccer star Jose Manuel Moreno, also known as “El Charro.” Ranked as one of the the best 25 players in 20th century by the IFFHS, it is widely believed that the great El Charro died in 1978 at the age of 62. In Fact, he had faked his own death in order to escape the country to be with his one true love, Kim Ryrie. The much younger Ryrie used her Spring/Autumn love affair with Moreno as inspiration to finish her masterpiece- the first polyphonic digital sampling synthesizer known as The Fairlight CMI. As the legend goes, Ryrie and Moreno conceived Felix during the final stages of the groundbreaking synth’s design and construction only to see it rise to prominence in the early 80’s after their son’s birth. Allegedly Felix was literally born in the studio workshop on a soft, make-shift, bed of circuitry and hand-made audio cables. To this day the young Moreno claims to have a full conscious memory of his own birth, and has dedicated his life to music theory, and electronic sound synthesis. Armed with a degree in composition from Northwestern University, and trailer full of synthesizers, Felix roams the land in quest of Electro righteousness.
Rural Texas (Christmas, 1979)- David Bowman, former astronaut in N.A.S.A.’s controversial Experimental Space Travel Program and inspiration for Stanley Kubrik’s character of the same name in his film- “2001: A Space Odyssey”, was delivering his first child backstage at a sold-out live music venue. Bowman had been an outlaw on the run for over a decade ever since a fight on the set of “2001”, over the film’s final sequence, earned him an assault charge, and a warrant for his arrest. His whereabouts are poorly chronicled after that until a reported love affair in the late 70’s with a beautiful french musician, with the last name Thibault, who was working as a roadie on Willie Nelson’s U.S. tour supporting his platinum record, “Stardust.” It was backstage during the performance of title track, “Stardust” that the man responsible for Kubrik’s “star child” delivered his son, Thibault. (later shortened to Tibaut) As an adult, Tibaut gravitated to Austin, The Live Music Capitol of the World, where he became a musician, singer, producer, filmmaker, and successful DJ, and presently resides at the Auto Body headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.
The two went their whole lives with the feeling that there was something…someone out there that would complete their personal set of creative skills, and help form some kind of music super being. Some say it’s a super group, some say it’s an abomination of noise and machinery.
Two people say it’s about time. You can call it Auto Body.