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4 stars I have my headphones on, my wife and eldest son are watching the X-factor on tv. I spin the Frost* debut disc for the 2nd time and this time it's music is absorbed for this review. Well I reckon that a lot of it is reminiscent of late 70's Genesis and late 80's IQ. The opening track is excellent and an instrumental! It's name is "Hyperventilate" and contains some nice work on piano and guitar plus an instrumental break that might have been an out-take from "Wind & Wuthering". It has a nice tight synth solo as well - a good start. I also like the 2nd track "No Me No You", it's a bit heavier and a bit catchier, it has nice use of piano and reminds me a bit of "And Then There were Three". The third track "Snowman" starts with slower piano and has a metronomic quality, but this track is weaker than the first two in my opinion. Then track four and a heavier start with shades of Numan's "Are Friends Electric", the disc is heavily influenced by eighties styles I think.... Then T5 "Black Light Machine" a jaunty start and some really nice guitar work and a fantastic instrumental part with synth arpegios and technically tight guitar, the instrumental break makes this track my favourite so far, can the EPIC trump it? Track 6 - "Milliontown" the veritable lengthy epic and it doesn't disappoint, nice piano, organ and synths with "safe" male vocals (same as throughout the CD). Again this is a very eighties feel but then has a tremendous instrumental ending that tops everything on the CD, and it's a rap, 3.75 stars rounded up to FOUR. Buy this if you liked eighties IQ, because this CD sounds very much like that era....
M27Barney | 4/5 |


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