Freescha ‎– Head Warlock Double Stare

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Attacknine ‎– ATTCD011
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Tracklist

1 Testing The Jammer 1:00
2 Old Age For Duke Of Slade 2:11
3 Galacticus 2:41
4 Moving 4:56
5 Where All Good Squishes Go 2:38
6 Chasm Night 2:20
7 Gory Gums 2:43
8 Phantom, Strike The Disco Down! 2:52
9 Death Battle 2: Call Of The Haunted (Return Of Sawlord - Baby Tiger) 2:49
10 Killer On The Ride 3:29
11 Humping For Dummies 2:24
12 The Pageant Of Smote Thine Beard 2:16
13 Glitter Gun For Glue 2:21
14 King Dracula 0:46
15 Nothing To Say But Magic 1:17
16 Candelabra 4:21
17 Shiver Me Timbers 2:41
18 Scandalous 3:18
19 Frozen Stiff 1:23
20 Speaker Eater 2:30
21 Secret Admirer 0:47
22 Phantas Me On The Opera 5:11
23 Bring Me The Boogie 0:28
24 The Strange Disappearance Of Jebodiah Sloak, Journeyman 3:23

Credits

  • Artwork By [Visuals] – Thrill Of Death, The
  • Mastered ByKevin Bartley
  • Written-By, Performer, Recorded By, ProducerFreescha

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maedecedeam

maedecedeam

April 5, 2009
This is the only sound artist who uses filters like instruments. Boards of Canada is an obvious comparison, but this is bold and in-your-face sound work, and is less focused on the melancholic, memory centric strains of BOC.

For those who dig Christ., Bola, Apparat, Fennesz and even more recent NIN and Crystal Method, you'll find a lot to love in this sonic playground.

Watch this kid. My guess is there are bigger, better splashes to come.
armidge

armidge

September 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Freescha's last album, "What's Come Inside of You," was such a phenomenal piece of work that I've practically been aching for this follow-up album for over 2 years. Is it possible to live up to that kind of anticipation? There are individual tracks on "Head Warlock Double Stare" that far surpass the beauty of anything on WCIOY, but as a whole it falls just short of its predecessor.

HWDS is musically very similar, but replaces the porn influence with that of horror and thriller B-movies. Freescha's music is (at this point) far too happy and upbeat to reflect what is scary in those films, so instead it reflects their other beloved aspects: camp, atmosphere, bad humor, and good-looking actors/actresses in skimpy clothing.

Freescha's music has always been about beauty and fun (I'm sure the California influence has something to do with that), and this album is no different. Perhaps the only drawback of this album is that the majority of tracks clock in at less than 3 minutes, and as a result, melodies and beats that really strike one's fancy are over quickly, leaving the listener a bit too hungry for more. "Old Age for Duke of Slade" is IMO the biggest offender in this area, and would sound nice if it were extended by double or even triple, letting the musical ideas therein be fleshed out that much more. How about a related EP of extended versions and remixes, guys? It'd be a great place to release that excellent cover of Moby's 'Spiders'...

Am I being too greedy? When it comes to Freescha, I suppose I always will be.