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Born in 1962, Frank’s musical career started at age18 with the founding of the successful Belgian synth pop band 1000 Ohm.
He states: I consider these 1000 Ohm years, from 1980 to 1987, as my formative years.
They where more important than any other schooling I had.
That’s when I learned to play and love synths. Curiously, the stuff is still in demand . I think that 1000 Ohm ‘s music is still regarded as a good showcase of the sound and attitude of the 80’s.
After 1000 Ohm’s split-up, Frank spent a couple of years engineering and producing for other bands before buying ACE Studio near Antwerp.
This is where Frank finally set up his business as a professional composer, producer and engineer.
Since his first EM (electronic music) release of "Colours" in 1997, Frank immediately reached people with his ability to translate his emotions into instrumental, mostly synth based but very organic, music.
His following release,“Geographic,”(which won the German WDR Schwingungen awards for three categories; best album; best song and best artist in 2000) really defined his style. His subsequent releases, “Docking”,“Human”and "Closer" both share this kind of magic, while more and more people got to know his music.
As label manager Ron Boots (Groove Unlimited) states: “people who get to know and like one Van Bogaert album, always come back and buy all of his other releases.
It’s the unusual cross-over between his keyboard driven music and the kind of music that’s “more out there,” like film music or world oriented songs, that appeals to many.
When asked how he puts that emotion into his music,Frank replies : “I really don’t know, it just happens.
I always found it easier to talk in music then in words.
In 2006 'One out of Five', a 'best of' album was released.This album was compiled by choice of Frank's fans. 2007 was the 'Nomads' year. This album is by many regarded as Frank's best work ever.
A statement of living ambient legend Steve Roach about 'Nomads' :'if Vangelis heard one of these tracks he'd go looking for a day job'.
2009 sees the release of 'Air Machine'
It features famous Norwegian ambient artist Erik Wollo on guitars and explores new territory.The album is highly Progrock influenced without losing it's ambient feel. Frank has been producing some of Belgium's leading Progressive rock bands lately so the influence is obvious.
In 2010 Frank decides to take a break from the electronic music scene and, together with keyboard player William Beckers,forms a new band Fish on Friday.Fish on Friday produces highly accessible Progressive Poprock and it's debut album "Shoot the Moon"is among the best received debutalbums in the Progrock scene of 2010. A few concerts are given to promote the album. Fish on Friday is working on a new album due to be released in 2012. Hereafter Frank is planning to be working on a new solo album and there's rumours about a concert in Brussels by the end of 2011.
One Out Of Five - Best Of (2006)
Air Machine (2009)
Shoot The Moon (2010)