Freschard and Stanley Brinks:
From BANDCAMP DAILY by Jimmy Trash
„In 2004, the musical duo of Stanley Brinks—better known at the time as André Herman-Düne of the experimental group Herman Dune—and Freschard moved from Paris to Berlin, and quickly began making a name for themselves on the city’s music scene. They began issuing a steady stream of albums on CD-Rs, each of which bore similar photocopied duotone portrait covers, and backed by musicians from the Berlin and New York anti-folk scenes. They sought out off-circuit venues for live performances, and their off-kilter folk style stood out in techno-dominated, early ‘00s Berlin.
Eighteen years later, the duo are still going strong, building a sustainable career not by maximizing their business acumen, but by taking a different path—touring with friends, recording at home, and pursuing a business model based on community and pleasure rather than lucrative label deals. “It’s the most enjoyable way [to do things],” Brinks says. “You want to make friends and have fun.”
On their last tour in March 2023, Stanley Brinks and Freschard ran into an old friend in Barcelona, Tomi Simatupang. Tomi spontaneously sat in on drums during their concert and everybody had a great time. It was decided to do something together in Vienna, where Tomi had recently moved. So here we go, and you can be part of it, too.
– also Jimmy Trash