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FREAKS

Qoph

Psychedelic/Space Rock


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3.96 | 6 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Hearts & sorrows (5:28)
2. Seconds & minutes (3:02)
3. In your face (4:56)
4. Ride (3:37)
5. Feverland (4:35)
6. The weirdness to come (5:13)
7. Freaks (4:36)
8. Remedy (4:44)
9. The devil rides out (7:11)

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Line-up / Musicians


- Filip Norman / guitars
- Rustan Geschwind/ vocals
- Federico de Costa/ drums
- Patrik Persson/ bass

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Labels: Transubstans Records (CD) & Nasoni Records (LP)

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QOPH Freaks ratings distribution


3.96
(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (17%)
17%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Swedish band QOPH was formed in the mid 90's, and released one album back in 1998 (Kalejdoskopiska Aktiviteter) and a second in 2004 (Pyrola) before they appears to have hit a spell of inactivity. Come 2012 and Qoph returns again with their third full length studio album, "Freaks", which was released on Swedish label Transubstans Records.

The main basis for the majority of the material at hand this time around appears to revolve around a solid rhythm foundation and strong, distinct vocals. Compelling drum patterns and a mostly dark-toned, somewhat peculiar bass guitar sound that often crafts a distinct underlying atmosphere throughout. With strong, melodic vocals on top as a key feature. Then there's the guitars of course. Sometimes dark-toned and aggressive in a rather Tony Iommi inspired manner, sometimes light in tone and gentler in expression but most of all with a clear and distinct emphasis on distorted delivery in a psychedelic drenched manner whether we're treated to gentler licks, harder riffs or guitar solo excursions. Not psychedelic through and through, but you're never far away from the psych-drenched guitars on this album, that's for sure. And perhaps somewhat peculiar, we're also treated to a few occasional nods in the direction of jazzrock. Not in an overly manner, but more on a subtle level.

With a few detours here and there this is a solid album, although the final two pieces to my ears is somewhat of a downwards slide. The blend of energetic classic rock and lazier, jazzoriented movements on Remedy doesn't really work out for me, and while the initial movements of the following The Devil Rides Out are compelling in a light psychedelic meets jazz kinda manner, the darker toned, almost avant foundation of the main part of this song never really struck home with me.

Those two exceptions aside "Freaks" is an enjoyable romp through a psychedelic laced classic and progressive rock universe, with nods in the direction of artists as different as The Doors, The Beatles and Black Sabbath to be enjoyed along the way. And comes recommended to those with a taste for psychedelic rock that enjoy a bit of variety.

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