Little is known about France's Frank Rabeyrolles. He has a PhD in philosophy, an endless love for funny analog drum machines and tambourines and many dedications in his albums to his beloved cats. Discovered in 2004 with Life Behind a Window under his Double U alias, he manages to surprise and seduce the public and the press in France with his dreamy hybrid-pop/songwriting. International press (De:Bug, XLR8R, Lodown) has also fallen for his charming vision of "French Touch." Frenetically productive, Frank R. has kept up the pace since then, releasing a new album every year, first with Double U, then with Franklin, a new name which translates his serious desire for continuous mutation. In 2006, he also created his label Wool Recordings, releasing vinyl exclusive tracks from Laetitia Sadier, Stereolab's grand lady, a Castanets split EP, and re-issuing rare, sought-after '70s Estonian vocal jazz, also inviting new talents like Peter Broderick, Benoit Pioulard, etc. His Artificial Light album got better international exposure through a brilliant remix by Com Truise, his synthetic layers and dancing beats seducing as much fashion hipsters than geeky bloggers. Rabeyrolles now feels ready to issue a piece under his own name, putting his soul out in the wild: poetic, fragile, and pictorial, #8 loves playing with the rules of contemporary pop.