Growing up in the suburbs of Tokyo city in the mid 80's and bombarded with fragments of Japanese synth pop, wacky hyper TV programmes and everyday noises & electronic bleeps. Rich bought his first sampler at age 14 complete with Japanese instructions unable to read the instruction manual he haphazardly took to the fun of recreating this dense zone of everyday sounds & making sense of the music around him, FRI- was born. Rich has continued to experiment and have fun with music making ever since. In live performances FRI- uses live electronics (synths, fx, mixer & laptop) to expressively manipulate sounds to create high energy performances for both audience and himself.
Obsessed with a genre-less vision for the future of music FRI- delves into cosmic electro funk psychedelic disco. Originally from the North West of England he has produced music professionally as a solo artist & in various collaborative projects over the last 8 years performing nationally & internationally in various cities including: Disused cinema, Rome, Italy - 2006 CUBE MICROPLEX Bristol, UK - 2006 MORDEN TOWER Newcastle, UK - 2006 BARFLY, Liverpool, UK - 2006 SONIC ARTS NETWORK EXPO Manchester, UK - 2006 WORM Rotterdam, Netherlands - 2006 SHUNT VAULTS London, UK - 2007 CLUB OTOYA Kobe, Japan - 2007 URBAN GUILD Kyoto, Japan – 2007 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..