Daily noise that works faster than any stimulant
14 Augustus 2023
Last May megastar/songsmith/producer/DJ FRED AGAIN… (born Frederick John Philip Gibson, 30 years ago) collaborated with sound magician Brian Eno for one of the best albums of the year (in Turn Up The Volume‘s book) named Secret Life, a relaxingly
slo-mo ambient journey.
And now Fred is back again, assisted by rapper Obongjayar with a funky electro
earworm, called ADORE U. It’s dedicated to his sister and will bounce in your head
for a while without asking.
Dance. Dance. Dance.
FRED AGAIN: Instagram
14 May 2023
Artists: FRED AGAIN… and BRIAN ENO
New album: SECRET LIFE
NME says: “Introduced by a friend of his who happened to be Eno’s neighbour, 16-year-old Fred Gibson started attending some of Eno’s legendary a capella performances at his home, going on to become his unofficial protégé… Eno lets his protégé take the narrative reins, laying soundscapes behind Fred’s soft-focus storytelling. This surprise album – despite its frequent beauty – works best as a puzzle piece rather than a standout record in its own right.”
TUTV: Weird collaboration? No, certainly not. The very popular EBM/house/hip-hop/DJ FRED and legendary sound wizard ENO complete each other here on this surprise album. They created a sonic labyrinth where Eno‘s hallucinatory ambient waves progress in slow motion causing a trance trip in a foggy environment and Fred‘s rare (ghostly) vocals seem to come from his mysterious universe. A hushed, soothing soundtrack for late-night mind-entertainment after a busy day and too much noisy music. 4/5.