Sunday, 16 September 2018

Frokedal - How We Made It



Frokedal’s David is the greatest psych-pop epic since Avi Buffalo’s What’s In It For? I reckon there’s something of Judy Collins’ Both Sides Now in it, one of those songs which to know it is to love it.

David alone could carry this whole album or justify buying it, but there’s loads more to enjoy. Misery loves company and all that.

The title track comes close to David - try this for an opening: “Lock the door because I keep falling/There’s vomit in my face and my hair." Then there’s the beat girl banger I Don’t Care - a domestic tragedy in 3 minutes of escalating bitterness - which wouldn’t be out of place in the Billie Davis back catalogue.

Frokedal’s central sound, though, is Nico’s avant-garde icy folk. Any one of Stranger, Believe, Hybel and (especially) Paper Tiger recall Chelsea Girl’s rich desolation and romantic solitude.

2 comments:

  1. This is great, thanks. Is it possible to buy this in a "physical" format, do you know?
    (ps: it's a little reminiscent of Mehdi Zannad's latest project, The Last Detail, which you may or may not have heard.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAaabyVyahg )

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  2. It will be at the end of the month on both vinyl and CD (you can pre-order from the usual shops). Thanks for the Mehdi link. Predictably very good.

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