Disciplined and focused, Robinson stretches genres until the restrictions of tempo lose their meaning and the listener is free to simply experience music rather than categorise it.
His intensely intricate sound design, instrumentation and arrangement places him closer to contemporary classical composers such as Steve Reich, Terry Riley or Philip Glass than to clubland.
The music itself is beautiful, both subtle and satisfying. Harmonies rush and swoop, collapsing in on each other amid fractured percussion and sparkling melody, simultaneously muscular and fragile. Motifs appear, become warped then reappear in different forms, helping the music to talk about itself while it shifts through distinct movements of light and shade. Despite having its roots in dance music this is the exploration of sound and structure beyond club land and into a much more intimate space of thought and emotion.
Having trained as a classical violinist and now studying audio design in Switzerland Frederic is fixated with the meshing of the organic and the electronic, constantly pushing his instruments in new and unconventional ways to create textures that cannot be found in any off-the-shelf software.
Frederic has already received plaudits from revered tastemakers such as Giles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs and London Elektricity and those with an eye for talent will already have spotted that one of the most potent forces in modern electronic music is already amongst us.
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