Frank Dufay
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"Frank, Stop the Machine"

"Frank’s “Stop the Machine” is a rich medley of strangely intergalactic vocals, racing electronic keys and quick analog drum crashes that hits with a metallic slap. It’s certainly robotic, yet its technical imperfections and strange catchiness bring it out of the often-sterile sounding realm of straightforward electronic music and to an entirely different place. Somewhere between a boss level on an Atari game and a strange future, “Stop the Machine” hits with breakneck precision.

It’s a complex track. Yet despite the fullness of “Stop the Machine,” all of this sound—and you have to admit, it’s pretty full—is made by Frank alone.

In the world of electrodelic music, that’s not necessarily anything to write home about. Electronic musicians pile layer of layer onto a track, filling in every nook and cranny with sounds and filler, and you’d be hard-pressed to find electronic-style music that isn’t full.

Thing is, it’s usually all done with studio wizardry. In Frank’s case, it’s quite the opposite. Instead of relying on computers and multi-tracking, he fires it all out on his own—and at the same time. Frank manages to at once play keyboards and drums while singing. He sits poised on a stool, surrounded by his unique rig, pounding out beats, tickling the electric ivories and singing into a mic that looks uncomfortably placed over his shoulder.

Check out his video for “am,” Frank’s admittedly more “accessible” song. It’s something that really needs to be seen to fully appreciate. - Willamette Week (Local Cut)


"One-Man Mayhem"

The mysteries behind Frank Dufay’s magical ability to play keys and drums while singing are the sort only known to vaudevillian one-man-bands and robots. Perhaps Frank is a robot, because despite the electronic feel to his quirky songs, he uses no loops or samples. The biggest surprise? It sounds fantastic." - Willamette Week (highly recommended)


"Frank"

" . . . The first hit I got off of Frank’s four song CD he sent me was Devo, and that is a very strong compliment. By tracks two and three I began hearing some of those older sounds that came from some of the progressive Pop/Rock bands of the late 90’s. You may also feel like you are listening to a soundtrack to a video game, but the good video games from the Atari era.

This is interesting stuff, and it’s impressive that this is one man playing it all simultaneously . . ." - Pacific Northwest Music Scene


Discography

Intrinsic Motivation EP:
- Godsong
- Stop the Machine
- A Good Time
- Cap'n Chunk

Video/Single:
- am

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Bio

I am Frank,

One man taking over the floor with a tight push of live music and a 50-50 mix of creativity and wow-ness.