"Frozen Jungle Entertainment" CD
Genres: indie pop, folk-rock
I Like Records
PO Box 173
Brighton BN2 1UP
Nov 18 - 24 2002
Frozen Jungle Entertainment is a very pleasant album. Packed with
plenty of catchy, enjoyable tunes, it brings to mind mild Cousteau
or Chris Isaak comparisons, with a strong Beatles
influence to boot.
"The Refugee," for example, has a strong Byrds
vibe to it - especially in the guitar chords, which bring to mind some
of their early Crosby-era calmer moments. The song's melody is superb, with a
strong Beatles influence coming through in the vocals.
"Looking at You," meanwhile, is an elegant pop song with a
strong folk-rock sound that's been crossed with the familiar British
Other tracks also feature much to enjoy, and there are few weak
points present here. Frock has an impeccable sense of
melody and uses a whole host of nice little nuances to add variety to
the mix. However, some of the songs fall a little flat and could
use some reconsideration. "Turning Off the Telly at
Dawn," for example, isn't as immediately infectious as some of
the other tunes. And "Dust off the Same Star" could
use a stronger melody.
Those arguments are relatively mild, though, and this album is a
very enjoyable one, all in all. Though the pop songwriting is
definitely a major factor, Frock's music also succeeds because of the
wonderfully elegant atmosphere that the tracks share. Fans of
the Byrds' folk-rock material and the more modern stylings of Chris
Isaak will enjoy this. Beatles fans may also find a
lot to like here.
10 tracks; distributed by the