Michael Frank

Y2K23 Artists

Michael Frank was born in 1957 in Cologne. He has been playing guitar since 1971 and engages in all kinds of music between psychedelic rock, jazz and classical music. He co-founded the band The Absurd in 1984 which still exists playing a wide range of music.

Michael has continually used looping pedals for improvisation and composition since 1997. Clearly influenced by bands from the 60s and 70s such as Gong he still has an open ear for new developments. He played at the first Cologne Livelooping-Festival in 2008, and performed several times as part of the Experimental Guitar Evening with Michael Peters and Craig Green. He also took part in the 2017 Paris Spring Loops festival, both solo and together with Michael Peters and Rick Walker.



The Absurd – Late Then Never (1993)

The Absurd – More Miles Per Hour (2005)


On Bandcamp

Sounds Familiar Vol.1 (solo) (2020)

Sounds Familiar Vol.2 (solo) (2020)

Later Than Never (1995)

On YouTube

It will never be the same again (2014)

Paris Spring Loops 2017 w/ Michael Peters, Rick Walker

The Absurd YouTube channel