Jean Frank Cochois aka The Timewriter was born into a family where
music played a vital part in everyday life. From the age of 13 on, he
got trained in classical music and was sent to a music boarding school.
Soon he started experimenting with electronic music while also
including acoustic instruments. After several band memberships and
three theatre music projects, Frank produced his first Album ‚The
Timerewinder‘ in 1994. The LP got released under his alias JFC on Mole
Listening Pearls not before 1997 though.
It was Tom Wax who introduced Frank Cochois to the upcoming label Plastic City in 1995. Next to Terry Lee Brown Jr., The Timewriter would become THE most influential arist in the development of Plastic City as one of the major outlets for TechHouse in Germany and beyond. His albums and mix-compilations have gained The Timewriter an excellent international reputation. Fans and experts alike also agree on his more downbeat-oriented project JFC with releases on Elektrolux a.o.
The Timewriter’s trademark style can be characterised by his dense and atmospheric sound which based on sophisticated musicality and thoughtful profundity goes far beyond dancefloors and mere entertainment. Take UK Muzik magazine’s judgement as a good measure: “This is real 21st century soul music, overflowing with magic”. Under various pseudonyms he has been releasing singles and albums on such renowned labels as Plastic City, Mole Listening Pearls, Elektrolux and American labels such as Wave Music, Driftwood, and Fiji.