F.S. Blumm


F.S. Blumm

November 2004 34 years ago, F.S. Blumm was born as Frank Schültge in the city of Bremen, Northern Germany. As a child, one of his older brother's AC/DC records impressed him so much, he begged his parents for his own guitar immediately. But he only got a recorder. After another long year of waiting and more begging, he finally got his guitar including training. In spite of (or maybe even because of) his classical training, Frank developed a taste for noise during those years. In his youthful endeavour for being different, he played in quite a few bands, highly influeneced by acts like Sonic Youth, Melvins, Boredoms and later even Gastr Del Sol. In an interview with German music mag Jazzthetik, F.S. Blumm described the results like this: "We played Bach like hardcore fugues. Fast, parallel, crooked, distorted and loud." In 1990 he began to study music and arts in order to become a teacher. After his exams in 1996, he moved to Berlin in 1997, where he focuesed on freelancing as a musician and composer. Schültge fast became active in many different contexts. The multi instrumentalist Harald "Sack" Ziegler from Cologne and him formed the duo Sack & Blumm. Together with Berlin based Marcel Türkowsky, he also started an instrumental band called Kinn and he finally went public as solo artist F.S. Blumm.

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