Fretless Monophonic Post Krops Jazz
Unit 7 Noise is the publisher of musical works by Michael Folmer Hansen a.k.a. folmR, Sthurmovik and half of D. D. Sof... and collaborators.
Folmer's Roland SH-2 and MC-202 synths, Boss DR-55 drum machine and fretless Rickenbacker knock-off were stolen in 1984. The items were uninsured and folmR is still seeking revenge, making like Gauguin some thirty years later and dropping his suit for the life of an artist. He won't be leaving his wife and marrying a 14-year old Tahitian girl (or getting syphilis and becoming famous after his death), but he is having fun and exacting revenge by creating noise and other things.
Co-producer of the Phillip Glass Buddha Machine and early supporter of Soundbrenner, The Chromatic Endpin and WORNG Electronics, FolmR's interest in music goes beyond the desire to make it. folmR is also a life member of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio.
After more than a hundred albums on his own and with collaborators like Christiaan Virant (FM3), James Banbury (Blood Wine or Honey, The Auteurs, Infantjoy, dadahack), Antony Ryan (Isan, Mugwood), Emilio Guarino (Hot Wobble), folmR's output is equal parts prolific and eclectic. He calls it Fretless Monophonic Post Krops Jazz – a kind of avant- garde-noisy-jazzy-sometimes-danceable music.
folmR sees music and has collaborated with video artist like Tina Douglas, remi freer, Tanglokto, Shahriar Shadab & Maxim Lewis to visualise his music.
"folmR creates enigmatic, energetic and exaggerated soundscapes and song-noises that are vast in scope, yet intimately personal." — James Banbury (Blood Wine or Honey, The Auteurs, Infantjoy, dadahack)
"Musical madman" - Alex Bedwell, Limitless Drums, session musician
"Brutal unassociated pluralist" - Dr. Robin Fox
"... really feels like I've been at the centre of a fusion reaction" - Antony Ryan (Isan, Mugwood)
"... independently wealthy dilettante." - Tom Hawking, The Guardian
Art is either plagiarism or revolution
— Paul Gauguin