Adam Freeland is back, this time hailing from a sunny California. His eagerly awaited new long-play album COPE will be released in June.
Check http://www.marineparade.net/ or http://www.freeland.fm/ to hear all 12 tracks off Freeland's 'COPE' with special audio commentary from Adam Freeland himself! He talks about all the collaborators on the new record, co-produced by one of the UK's rising new stars of the electronic world Alex Metric (Autokratz, Locarnos, Ladyhawke, Hard-Fi), and mixed by South Rukkas Crew and Uberzone. COPE(TM) also features collaborations with such luminaries of the rock world such as Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Twiggy Ramirez (NIN, Marilyn Manson), Jerry Casale (DEVO) and Brody Dalle (Distillers/Spinnerette).
The entire release is strongly relying on distorted guitars and live drums, but with great dancey energy reminding me at first hearing of the stuff played by Nite Versions (Soulwax live band). In particular, I'm referring here to the best track on the release, namely Do You. That's why I was really pleased to learn that the edited version of this track was released with remixes by none other than Joker (!!!!!!) and High Rankin, plus Moonbootica and PantyRaidout. Joker's version is top-notch as usual, with typical spacey melodic layers added by this Bristol's Purple Wow guy. However, this time it is High Rankin's edit that wins the battle of remixers. Higly deconstructed, banging track with heavy bassline and huge dancefloor potential. Party goers across the world watch out. This one will be heavily rinsed soon.
Listen to the entire set of remixes in this player.
And if you still do not have enough of Freeland, check Discobelle's site for a mixtape with really funny (and misleading) title 'Adam Freeland went to Brighton and all we got was this lousy mix tape' or get it direclty here (zshare).
Well, the apparent change of style should definitely do some good to Freeland. Kudos for trying new directions, man! We'll see how the record will be received by the public.