31 August 2010


Proto-shoegaze with COCTEAU TWINS overtones and classic biting female goth punk vocals. The guitars take the lead, walls of fuzzy bliss that would not feel the slightest bit uncomfortable were they to kick up their heels on a MY BLOODY VALENTINE demo, but would be equally welcome blasting out of Bob Mould's shattered speaker cabinets in 1984. "Psychotic Episode" is the stand out track here, with its psychedelic driving drone that sets the tone for a repetitive and simplistic assault.  FREAK ELECTRIC are still kicking today, but the tracks I listened to were decidedly more tame and more along the lines of modern indie/electro projects, not like the swirls of sound and urgency that make up this four song demo. 

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