rROXYMORE, aka Hermione Frank, released her epic 10 minute debut “Wheel of Fortune“ in the summer of 2012, which came via a split 12” alongside Planningtorock’s ‘Patriarchy Over & Out” (Human Level / DFA Records). Her music is a intriguing one-off blend of contrasting textures - organic and synthetic, icy and warm - a fresh future step in dance music.
Hermione Frank began producing music back in Montpellier together with a friend in a disused garage - a starting point that can still be traced within the atmosphere of her music. Her music maintains a raw, almost dirty quality, which merges uniquely together with deeply stirring and psychedelic energy. Back in the garage where Frank made her first musical steps, she was using the Akai 950 and Cubase on Atari - these two instruments allowed her to dig deep into sample culture. In these early days, Frank was also DJing in and around Montpellier, mixing organic jazz and funk with electronic grooves.
Between long raves, diaphoretic live shows, DJ sets, garage sessions and countless hours in the studio, Frank soon left all sampling behind and began to play feelings direct via her synthesises.
Overall, rROXYMORE’s music is a intriguing one-off blend of contrasting textures - organic and synthetic, icy and warm - and its hard pigeonhole. You can describe her art of dance music as a symphony of machines and instruments that sonically illustrate the rhythms of rROXYMORE 's soul. Or you can call it a fresh future step in dance music.
Credit Antje Düsselder (Photo) and Rié Hirai (Artwork)