Real Name:
Frans de Waard
Born : Nijmegen, Netherlands
Freiband is the latest project by Frans de Waard, also founding member of Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, Goem aswell as solo projects such as Shifts and Quest. Frans de Waard has been producing music since the mid 80s, firstly on cassettes in the 80s and then on LPs and CD's afterthat.
Freiband was inspired by the tape-scratching of Asmus Tietchens on his CD 'Daseinsverfehlung', but here applied to an entirely digital context. Using recordings that were made for the new Beequeen, a record that has a lot of guitars, drums, organs, Frans de Waard started to rework them by scratching the harddisc. The result was warm, glitchy popmusic, in which the original instruments are barely recognizable, but sounding entirely electronical. Tongue in cheek, De Waard calls this popmusic, music made out of popping sounds, rather then popular music, but entirely inspired by De Waard's love for popmusic. Since the inception of this new monikker, Freiband has played concerts in The Netherlands, Japan and a surprise gig at Mutek, Canada, 2001. The first CD 'Microbes' was released late 2001 by Ritornell, a side label of Mille Plateaux. In september 2002 the second CD 'Homeward' was released on Bottrop Boy and this is all with reworked popmusic from the late 70s and early 80s.


Freiband Discography Tracks


Freiband Microbes (Album) Ritornell Germany 2001 Sell This Version
B-BOY011 Freiband Homeward(CD, Album, Ltd) Bottrop-Boy B-BOY011 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Crónica 019~2005 Freiband / Boca Raton Freiband / Boca Raton - Product 05(CD, Album) Crónica Crónica 019~2005 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
Crónica 026~2006 Freiband Leise(CD, Album) Crónica Crónica 026~2006 Portugal 2006 Sell This Version
mv19 Freiband Replicas(CD, Album, Ltd) Monochrome Vision mv19 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
TOSOM 029 Freiband 298(CDr, Album, Ltd) Tosom TOSOM 029 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
007 Freiband All In A Day's Work(Cass, Album, C90) Pineapple Tapes 007 US 2007 Sell This Version
Lethargy ZZZ - 4 Kapotte Muziek - Freiband Kapotte Muziek - Freiband - Enhanced Room Acoustics(CDr, Album, RE, RM) Lunhare Lethargy ZZZ - 4 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
LP019 Freiband & Machinefabriek Freiband & Machinefabriek - Oahu(CD, Album, Ltd) Low Point LP019 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Lethargy ZZZ - 17 Kapotte Muziek - Freiband Kapotte Muziek - Freiband - Interaction(2xCDr, Comp, RM, Ltd) Lunhare Lethargy ZZZ - 17 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
#1101 Freiband Stainless Steel(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Num) ini.itu #1101 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
Freiband Mutatis Mobilis (Album) Attenuation Circuit Germany 2013 Sell This Version
KP 3058, MTK 026-2 Ило* & Freiband Ило* & Freiband - Bits & Pieces(CD, Album, Ltd) Korm Plastics, Motok KP 3058, MTK 026-2 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
Freiband Live @ De Appel, November 2nd 2002 Nostalgie De La Boue Ivory Coast 2014
none Tanner Garza + Freiband Tanner Garza + Freiband - Penny Arcade(Cass, Album, Ltd, C60) Vulnavia Editions none US 2014 Sell This Version
Bass Communion / Freiband Bass Communion / Freiband - Bass Communion / Freiband (MiniAlbum) Important Records (2) US 2015 Sell This Version
OTR-040 Vitaly Maklakov + Freiband Vitaly Maklakov + Freiband - Zondag(CDr, Album, Ltd) Ostroga OTR-040 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
Freiband Vrijdag Artificial Memory Trace Ireland 2016 Sell This Version
AOW 359 Mike D'Amato* / Freiband Mike D'Amato* / Freiband - Split(CDr, Ltd, Num) Altar Of Waste AOW 359 US 2016 Sell This Version
RA-29 Freiband Cubes(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Reverse Alignment RA-29 Sweden 2016 Sell This Version
none Freiband in the Katja Institute* Merkteken(CDr, Album, Ltd) Katja Institute none US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PLONK 10 Freiband See Play B/W At Night(7", Ltd) Plinkity Plonk Records PLONK 10 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
Freiband Musik For No Title Mik.Musik.!. Poland 2003 Sell This Version
Freiband Sijis_Rmx (EP, Album) Sijis UK 2004 Sell This Version
tibcd 36 Freiband Martin, Seven [New] Aspects(CDr, Mini) TIBProd. tibcd 36 Norway 2004 Sell This Version

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