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FREEZE FRAME

Godley & Creme

 

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3.33 | 29 ratings

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playitstrange
4 stars Not *quite* in the same league as it's predecessor, this is nonetheless a counterpart of sorts.

'L' was an album that furrowed it's brow, rolled up its sleeves and tinkered with the nuts and bolts of music itself (the *definition* of true progressive music?), hammering home the dazzling results with an uncharacteristic but welcome aggression and succinctness on its best tracks. 'Freeze Frame' retains some of this, but stirs some of the 'movies for your mind' approach of 'Consequences' back into the pot.

Pop nous combines with wit and sophistication as ever but a beguiling, unsettling 'off the wall' quality gains the upper hand, with a focus on atmospherics and envelope-pushing (for the time) studio alchemy.

The many highlights include Lol Creme's rather thrilling pins-in-the-temples lead guitar on 'I Pity Inanimate Objects', the sunstroke attack through headphones that is 'Brazilia' and the eerie, insistent drive of the title track.

A work of compelling intrigue and a worthwhile companion to its illustrious forebear.

playitstrange | 4/5 |

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