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3.96 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Undertow (5:17)
2. Misty Tune (7:03)
3. Jack the Wingbeat (4:16)
4. Yellow Mystic (5:50)
5. Easy Tune (4:31)
6. Evil Tune (6:47)
7. Kalimantan Rocks (4:24)
8. Big Hose Forgery (4:26)
9. Pump Probe (4:09)
10. The Mushroom Fleet (3:33)
11. Yellow Mystic (remix by Junkie XL) (16:05)

Total Time 66:21

Line-up / Musicians

- Dirk DeVries / guitars, samples
- Marieke Verdonk / guitars
- Mark Drillich / bass
- Rob Snijders / drums

Releases information

Roadrunner records.

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KONG Freakçontrol ratings distribution

(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
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Review by Lewian
4 stars Freak Control is something of an outlier in Kong's discography. It's much less heavy and guitar oriented and has more electronics instead. Some of the stuff is slower. Still it's unmistakably Kong. It's instrumental (apart from some spoken words in the background), driven by mighty drums and dominated by forceful rhythms (which go straight through the tracks, don't expect tempo or signature changes within tracks from Kong), which are supported most of the time also by keyboards, guitars and samples. Quite a bit of it is still "heavy" in a slightly different sense, darker and more reliant on rhythm and samples than on guitar riffs. The more electronic feel of this one sounds quite a bit like "Big Beat" (particularly Propellerheads); actually a more dynamic and lively version of it. It's very good for driving but also very physical. Like all Kong albums it's very consistent but has enough variation in speed, atmosphere and groove. I think that this most electronic version of Kong works quite well and naturally together with their usual elements. The samples are very tastefully woven into the beats. I don't know but guess that commercially this didn't work so well because it's a risk for every band to deviate from their usual style, and after this one the band went into a hiatus. Still I think this a very worthwhile and special addition to Kong's catalogue.

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