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5.0 out of 5 stars Squiggle, 27 Mar. 2010
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I still call Freur 'Squiggle' - their original nickname asigned to the squiggle symbol they chose as a name (years before Prince did it). I remember the hype when they first came onto the scene with Doot Doot and it was much deserved. Being into synthpop/electro at the time, Freur were an exciting and original addition to the line-up of bands I was into (Soft Cell, Cabaret Voltaire etc). Despite their originality, there are shades of other bands in their music - a bit of OMD and Japan style vocals etc. Doot Doot sounds like OMD mixed with White Noise's Firebird. But most of all, yes you can hear the seeds of Underworld taking root (especially the strong hypnotic, repetitive melodies we've grown to know and love...and the bleeps and beats too). It's interesting to hear the sounds of Underworld from the base of 80s synthpop, illustrating the influence between those times and the later rave/techno scene. It's surprising that Freur/Squiggle never went much further in the public mind, at the time, after Doot Doot. They certainly proved their potential but, alas, we were to wait a few more years before this could be truly realised. And it was a wait worth waiting for! Give this album a go - it's a jewel covered in too much dust.
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