18 July 2006

Freq goes sub with Iboga

Gosub 20 - Freq on Iboga recordsFreq always had the talent of raising a few eyebrows with his music and production quality. So it comes of no surprise to see him delivering yet another high quality album.
Iboga who managed to snatch him early on, present his latest album Gosub 20.

The album kicks off with Brazil (brush mix) which is slow, calm and smooth, like a starter. Space Noodle progresses into more familiar upbeat patterns next. The familiar Freq leads are in action here.
Silent Circuits follows to lift the mood by starting to explore a more sophisticated sound with the leads and the beats in sync.
Byte Me is more aggressive (as the title suggests) and introduces a galloping bassline with some familiar trance elements.
Stone Shaker keeps up the pace with hard hats and tight percussion. There is a night feel slowly creeping in.
Beatstreet a personal favourite comes next. High energy progressive music with fresh sound ideas, strong kick with matching bassline and cool effects sweeping in and out. Best track by far.
What A Feeling? keeps the pace with some more fresh progressive melodies and the bass dragging along a great beat. Getting closer to progressive house here.
Singularity (Part 2) fails to impress as much but is still a well structured and cleanly produced art piece.
The album finishes with the ambient Aisha. Atmospheric music, to relax the brain with eclectic calming waves of sound.

Overall this is a good album. It would be even better if it maintained the levels of Beatstreet and What A Feeling?, that really demonstrate Freq’s ability to morph and change his sound.

Thanks Iboga.

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