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Dan Friel: Ghost Town puts the Fun back in Noise

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There are a couple of MP3s available from Important and they confirm the status of “Ghost Town” as a veritable insider tip and hot contender for suprise of the year. The title track bulges out in ecstacy and “Buzzard” has a computergame melody that will haunt your sleepless nights for weeks. “Applicances of Bremen” thrives on a broodingly buzzing Kraftwerk beat, while the “Desert Song” counterpoints a laid-back groove with unnerving noise. Dan Friel has always been responsible for the freaky and funky side of Parts & Labor and the complete freedom in recording “Ghost Town” allows for these aspects to flourish even more brightly.

While Important Records have marked this as an “album with universal appeal”, one can be sure that the sheer harshness of some of the textures on “Ghost Town” will prevent these tunes appearing on format radio before too soon. On the other hand, Dan Friel has created a work which puts the fun-factor back in Noise and guides it back into the clubs – and that’s no mean feat either.

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