Monolake started in 1995 as a collaborative project between Gerhard
Behles and Robert Henke, with the release of the 12" vinyl single
entitled 'Cyan' on the Berlin based label Chain Reaction. Both
Henke and Behles shared a background in programming, an interest in
academic computer music and a fascination for the raw forces of
electronic club music. Combining elements of both musical worlds,
Monolake's releases are centred around the development of slowly
changing repetitive structures, embedded in complex sound design.
Since early 2009 Monolake concerts are presented in surround sound and with additional realtime computer animation by the dutch visual artist Tarik Barri. Musically Monalake does not fit into any of the strict genre definitions, its not techno, not minimal, it's not dubstep, not ambient. Probably the best description is: Music with a lot of bass, a lot of percussions and a wide and deep sound design.
Music by Monolake has been licensed for TV series such as CSI Miami, several dance productions, and video clips. Monolake have been remixing Depeche Mode, Die Goldenen Zitronen, Apparat and others.