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.


rit 25 Freiband - Microbes album art Freiband Microbes (Album) Ritornell rit 25 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
B-BOY011 Freiband - Homeward album art Freiband Homeward(CD, Album, Ltd) Bottrop-Boy B-BOY011 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Crónica 019~2005 Freiband - Product 05 album art Freiband / Boca Raton Freiband / Boca Raton - Product 05(CD, Album) Crónica Crónica 019~2005 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
Crónica 026~2006 Freiband - Leise album art Freiband Leise(CD, Album) Crónica Crónica 026~2006 Portugal 2006 Sell This Version
mv19 Freiband - Replicas album art Freiband Replicas(CD, Album, Ltd) Monochrome Vision mv19 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
TOSOM 029 Freiband - 298 album art Freiband 298(CDr, Album, Ltd) Tosom TOSOM 029 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
007 Freiband - All In A Day's Work album art Freiband All In A Day's Work(Cass, Album, C90) Pineapple Tapes 007 US 2007 Sell This Version
Lethargy ZZZ - 4 Freiband - Enhanced Room Acoustics album art Kapotte Muziek - Freiband Kapotte Muziek - Freiband - Enhanced Room Acoustics(CDr, Album, RE, RM) Lunhare Lethargy ZZZ - 4 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
LP019 Freiband - Oahu album art Freiband & Machinefabriek Freiband & Machinefabriek - Oahu(CD, Album, Ltd) Low Point LP019 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Lethargy ZZZ - 17 Freiband - Interaction album art Kapotte Muziek - Freiband Kapotte Muziek - Freiband - Interaction(2xCDr, Comp, Ltd, RM) Lunhare Lethargy ZZZ - 17 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
#1101 Freiband - Stainless Steel album art Freiband Stainless Steel(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Num) ini.itu #1101 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
ACT 1020 Freiband - Mutatis Mobilis album art Freiband Mutatis Mobilis (Album) Attenuation Circuit ACT 1020 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
KP 3058, MTK 026-2 Freiband - Bits & Pieces album art Ило* & Freiband Ило* & Freiband - Bits & Pieces(CD, Album, Ltd) Korm Plastics, Motok KP 3058, MTK 026-2 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
HR081 Freiband - Improper Copy album art Freiband Improper Copy (Album) Hazard Records HR081 Spain 2014
ndlb#50 Freiband - Live @ De Appel, November 2nd 2002 album art Freiband Live @ De Appel, November 2nd 2002 Nostalgie De La Boue ndlb#50 Ivory Coast 2014
none Freiband - Penny Arcade album art Tanner Garza + Freiband Tanner Garza + Freiband - Penny Arcade(Cass, Album, Ltd, C60) Vulnavia Editions none US 2014 Sell This Version
IMPREC423 Freiband - Bass Communion / Freiband album art Bass Communion / Freiband Bass Communion / Freiband - Bass Communion / Freiband (MiniAlbum) Important Records (2) IMPREC423 US 2015 Sell This Version
OTR-040 Freiband - Zondag album art Vitaly Maklakov + Freiband Vitaly Maklakov + Freiband - Zondag(CDr, Album, Ltd) Ostroga OTR-040 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
none Freiband - Vrijdag album art Freiband Vrijdag Artificial Memory Trace none Ireland 2016 Sell This Version
AOW 359 Freiband - Mike D'Amato / Freiband album art Mike D'Amato* / Freiband Mike D'Amato* / Freiband - Mike D'Amato / Freiband(CDr, Ltd, Num) Altar Of Waste AOW 359 US 2016 Sell This Version
RA-29 Freiband - Cubes album art Freiband Cubes(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Reverse Alignment RA-29 Sweden 2016 Sell This Version
none Freiband - Merkteken album art Freiband in the Katja Institute* Merkteken(CDr, Album, Ltd) Katja Institute none US 2017 Sell This Version
none Freiband - Action Composing 30​/​1​/​2018 album art Freiband Action Composing 30​/​1​/​2018(CDr, Album, Ltd) Korm Digitaal none Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
TF194 Freiband - VL Tones album art Bass Communion / Freiband Bass Communion / Freiband - VL Tones(3xCD, Ltd, Num) Tonefloat TF194 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
none Freiband - Slow Piano Music album art Orphax by Freiband Orphax by Freiband - Slow Piano Music(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2020 Sell This Version