Maxim S. Calda was G-GAP
At the age of 14 Maxim started experimenting solo in his father homestudio. These experiments resulted into G-GAP (Generation-Gap), his first serious musical solo project. Inspired by bands like Godflesh, G.G.F.H., Front 242, Nine Inch Nails and upcoming house music he discovered the world and freedom of electronics. From 1991 until 2003 Maxim brought out several demotapes and CD’s. It began like an alternative kind of electronic music, then evolved more into house music and it eventually turned into a more diverse song structured alternative electronic with industrial roots and vocals. With his first demotape (SMRR1) he immediately received a recorddeal offer at the age 16. The diktat however was never signed. His music became used in a local danceshow and he received many good reviews in local and national music magazines and also got airplay on some smaller radiostations. Dutch Music magazine ‘Music Maker’ reviewed and nominated his demo “Aspects of life” (SMRR 6) as “demo of the month” in June of 1997. And by the end of the year it was also chosen as one of “the best 15 demos of that year”. Gothtronic webzine mentioned Maxim as one of the industrial pioneers of the industrial sound of the Lowlands right after Tom Holkenborg (Nerve/Junkie XL).
G-GAP stopped when Maxim started with his band Tuxedo Bandido, he felt it was time for something else and didn’t had enough time to do both anymore. His last release with G-GAP in 2003 was a remix he was invited to do for a tribute to Front Line Assembly, one of his favourite bands. This was an initiative by Momt-Records in the UK and the Mindphaser on-line community. His later solo project Maximum Electric Field (M.E.F.) has similarities and influences of his latest work with G-GAP.