Wednesday, December 21, 2011

freescha: "abominable love", "heartbreak attack", and "moving"

Freescha are a duo from Southern California who've been making and releasing electronic music on their self-run  Attacknine label since 2002, a label shared by the likes of Casino Versus Japan, whose music I recently featured here at the blog. While their first few releases were very much inspired by the nostalgic, analogue audio daydream sound of Boards of Canada, the duo began to experiment more on later releases, exploring a more psychedelic, even nightmarish sound. Above is a fantastic fan-made video merging some surreal, even humorous clips from the Japanese cult favorite film, Funky Forrest seamlessly with the sublime song "Abominable Love". Directly below is a sample from Freescha's latest single, which is in ways both a return and a departure from the original Freescha sound, and is still taking a while to grow on me. Good stuff nonetheless. The final track featured here is entitled "Moving", a personal favorite of mine that should be heard at high volume and listened to many times in a single sitting. Moving indeed. Like label mate Casino Versus Japan, Freescha are taking a while to get that new album out. Let's hope it's worth the wait. In the meantime, enjoy the tunes.