Wunderkind Maxi Hecker first began playing his breathy, polyester pop to an audience at the corners of the Hackesche Markt in Berlin. The young singer/songwriter would stand there with his guitar and amp in an attempt to woo women ten years older then him with beautiful "schweinepop" or "cheap pop."
Hecker began his music career as a drummer for various rock bands, but discovered that the bands would not play his songs the way he intended. He soon set out on his own as a true musician of solitude, playing all the parts himself. After giving out about 30 copies of his demo to anyone who would indulge his romanticism, Hecker scored his first official release with the song "Cold Wind Blowing" on the soundtrack Alaska.de. His full-length debut, Infinite Love Songs, followed in 2001 on Kitty-Yo. The album, more suited to California beach bunnies than the industry of Berlin, established Hecker's position among pop Casanovas like Air and Momus. ~ Charles Spano
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