Francisco Meirino is a Spanish sound artist living in Lausanne (Switzerland) active since 1994, under the moniker "Phroq" until 1999. He has collaborated in studio with many musicians as Dave Phillips, Leif Elggren, Michael Esposito, Lasse Marhaug, Mike Shiflet, Gerritt Wittmer and many others. And has been commissioned with music for Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland), Radio Airplane (Japan), Cindy Van Acker (Switzerland), Mostra d'Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona (Spain). Beyond that he has a rich journey as a solo artist.
Beyond Repair is its latest solo cd. Eleven short tracks for modular synth, home made electronics and tape recorders. A true union between coarse substance of analogical devices and voltage of tense electronics. The core of Beyond Repair is the fusion of its contrasts. Permanent tension between chiselling and bare deconstruction, meditation and frontal sound, cold stasis and unstable dynamics. Eleven tracks that run without pause as a single composition that hits like a strong cut-up aggression. An active fragments path irreparable, almost elusive but real sharp in his objectivity. Runs fast and affects the listener on an intuitive level as flashes. A set which stops roughly and leaves the feeling of intuition. It does not reveal, but it makes his little lighting.