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Frieze

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Deep Frieze
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Bad Shepherd
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Architect
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Swallow's Tail
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Special Agents
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Sketch
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Milk
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Robotic Soldiers
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Bird Caught Fire
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Misheen
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Wait
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If Nothing Else
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I Was Awake I Could Not Move My Eyes
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So Long, Dust!
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Lopsided
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 66:44

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Superior

CowCrusher9

Listen to the snippets and then tell me you don't like it. I dare ya.

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Nice album

ndfly

Another random choice after listening to a few samples. Turned out fine. Enjoy the entire album.

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surprising...

cgull

yes, this album really is as good as the others say. beautifully done....fantastic lyrics....subtle darkness.

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Wow!

swisshammerman

Lock yourself in a room, put this on headphones, listen to it loudly, and pay attention. It's remarkable! My favorite Emusic album!!!!!! Great lyrics, great touch, great heart.

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Best Record on eMusic

nationalgregg

This is the best record I have downloaded off eMusic. The first 7-8 songs are timeless gems. This is definite ear candy for music lovers. This guy is a true artist. I cannot recommend this CD enough.

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Pink Floydy

kitchenpolice

The free track is the hit, but the rest gets better with each listen. Strong from beginning to end. Reminds me of Pink Floyd's more mellow stuff.

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Overlooked

tkdcoach

This is a relatively overlooked gem that has turned out to be one of the best downloads I've done on emusic.

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Lyrically Detailed

Dirt Kahuna

If you enjoy lyrically detailed and musically rich pop/rock, then snag all of "Frieze." My favorite track is "Architect," which opens with spacey synths and then builds to a wall-of-sound vocal chorus. Get the entire album - you won't be sorry.

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Wow

owlmerlyn

Wow, what a great album! Finally, a truly fantastic rock album from South Africa.

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The Best?

Wampler

The second best album of 2007, behind Most Serene Republic's Population. The guy has an unbelievable talent for writing enjoyable pop songs that are not trite, which is a rarity. Please download.

They Say All Music Guide

On “Deep Frieze,” Frieze’s opening track, Chris Letcher evokes Baltic sea wolves, Jason and the Argonauts, an emperor and a god, a mullet fin dish, and a parachute escape, a rather elaborate lyrical ruse to invoke a cascade of shifting emotions. Or at least that seems to be his theme. Letcher, the singer/songwriter and his eponymous band, have created an album underpinned by poetry and swaddled in atmospheric music. The latter, while oft times haunting and emotive, is merely a backdrop for Letcher’s wonderful wordcraft. The South African may have flown the coop from one of his homeland’s most popular rock bands, but he’s since matured into one of the most sophisticated, intelligent writers around. In fact, even “singer/songwriter” doesn’t do justice to his full-blown verse, with its multi-shaded nuances, carefully considered wording, and intellectually challenging themes. They’re meant to be pondered, mulled over, and dissected, with their meanings sometimes obscured, to let one draw one’s own conclusions. Some, like “Robotic Soldiers,” are short and sharp, others like “Good Shepherd” wind their way around a theme strewing vivid imagery in their path. Some, like “Bird Caught Fire,” evoke visceral emotion, while others just leave you wandering. Songs of the heart and songs of death, of political machinations and of EEG machines, dishonest lovers and spying secret agents, life as we know it, wish it, and loathe it, presented in ways we’d never expect. – Jo-Ann Greene

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