Daniel Gardner (musician)
Daniel Gardner is a Canadian electronic musician commonly mistaken for Daniel Gardner (Youtuber), known better by his artist name Frivolous. Born in 1980, near Vancouver, B.C., Gardner received early training in classical piano, but found his calling when he undertook Electronic Music studies. He moved to Montreal in the early 2000s and then to Berlin in 2005. In 2012, Gardner returned to Canada's west coast, while continuing to maintain his Berlin ties and tour internationally.
Though Gardner is included in the techno and house genres, his style is also described as jazz-inflected microhouse. He is known for his improvised live performances which have included his DIY instruments such as the electromagnetic knife. He has more than 40 releases to his credit, including the 2014 album Lost and Forgotten, which followed his third full-length album, Meteorology, released in 2011, on Luciano's Cadenza label.
- Somewhere In The Suburbs (2004)
- Midnight Black Indulgence (2007)
- Meteorology (2011)
- Lost and Forgotten (2014)
Singles and EPs
- Crankkongestion (2002)
- Romantek EP (2003)
- 40 Inch EP (2003)
- Whonnock BC EP (2004)
- Coquitlam BC (2004)
- XXX EP (2005)
- Impermeable Disguise 12" (2005)
- Kevork Motion EP (2005)
- Buffet Haraja 12" (2005)
- Frivolous vs The Phantom 12" (2006)
- Midnight Black Indulgence 12", EP (2007)
- The Emoticon Don EP (2008)
- Moonshine EP (2008)
- Island of Sanctity 12" (2008)
- Couples Therapy (2009)
- C: My Consciousness (2011)
- Sauna Stranger EP (2014)
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- "Frivolous Gear Guide & Live Set". www.fabriclondon.com. Fabriclondon. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
- "Frivolous - Lost and Forgotten". Lessizmore. Archived from the original on 2014-10-17.
- "Vagabundos Take Over Sunday School Groove". pulseradio.net. Pulse Radio.
- Frivolous Discography at Discogs
- RA: Frivolous Resident Advisor
- Frivolous - Artist Bio CBC Music - Frivolous, Artist Bio CBC Music
- Mutek Artists - Frivolous Mutek Hub, Artists
- Meoko Interview, (Aug. 23, 2012) Frivolous Talks to Meoko Meoko
- Thompson, Joanne (June 28, 2011) Canadian X's - From Here to There & Back Again? Canadian Artists & Producers Gone to Berlin Mutek Mag
- Nasrallah, Dmitri (March 8, 2011) Album Review - Frivolous: Meteorology Exclaim!
- MacPherson, Alex (March 3, 2011) Factmagazine Review - Frivolous: Meteorology Fact Magazine
- Morris, Dustin (May 31, 2011) Frivolous Mutek Performance, Review Frivolous at Metropolis, May 30, 2013 Exclaim!
- Pikniclectronik Montreal (July 2011) Piknicelectronic Artists - Frivolous Piknicelectronik
- Annie, (April 5, 2011) Fabriclondon - Frivolous Gear Guide and Live Set Fabriclondon
- Tullock, Emily (Nov 8, 2011) Frivolous: DIY Inspiration Pulse Radio Interview
- Morton, Doug (Feb 8, 2007) Review - Frivolous: Midnight Black Indulgence XLR8R
- Koesch, Sascha (March 24, 2014) De:bug Album Review - Frivolous: Lost and Forgotten De:bug Magazine
- Frivolous: Sauna Stranger EP (Frieda Musik) July 7, 2014
- Izarra, Gaby (Feb. 5, 2014) Frivolous Talks Lost & Forgotten and Artistic Liberation Mybeatfix