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on 10 August 2009
Freeland (aka Adam Freeland : dj, producer, composer)
turns in a fine collection of new material with 'Cope'.
With a heavyweight bunch of friends and associates he has
created twelve well-hung beefy pieces to fall around to.
It's a big sound with big intentions. Mr Lee (drums) and
Mr Ramirez (bass) lay down a solid rhythmic foundation for
Messrs Santiago and Bevilacqua's dangerous guitars and
the maestro's swooping, whooping synthesisers.
Vocal duties are shared with Mr Baumann getting the
largest portion. He makes a particularly good job of
the wonderfully grinding 'Strange Things'.
The sensuous Brody Dalle, from Spinnerette and legendary
Gerald Casale of Devo fame perform convincingly on 'Borderline'
and 'Only A Fool (Can Die)' respectively. The latter is
one of the album's highlights. The thrashing pace and
Mr Casale's deadpan delivery are nothing short of delicious.
Elsewhere 'Mancry', with its hypnotic dirge building slowly to
an epic conclusion, knocks spots off Mr Reznor's recent mis-hits.
Mr Lee's drum-work is especially exhillarating here and again on
'Rock On' with its juicily reinvented cliches; a ripe peach of a song.
'Best Fish Tacos In Ensenada' wins top prize for silliest title.
'Wish I Was Here' rounds off the project in widescreen splendour.
Music to drive to. Music to dance to. Music to make love to.
That's my kind of multi-purpose tool.