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Mark Freifeld


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative, progressive rock

Status:

Most recent release, Markysound ep, 2000

See also:

Comparisons:

The early Elvis Costello, perhaps; the Sex Pistols, as an example of a contrasting approach.

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Alienation is a common theme in modern rock; but Freifeld handles it unusually well. In his narrative world, life sucks; but his lyrics excel at explaining what sucks about it. The music is very well-crafted, and complements the mood of the lyrics. This is a much more lyrical and sophisticated approach to alienation than punk rock, which is the genre often thought of as the epitome of that particular theme. (mapravat@prairienet.org)

Recommended first album:

Markysound ep is his debut

Recordings:

Markysound ep

Markysound ep

Release info:

2000--self-released

Availability:

Email Markysound@aol.com about availability

Ecto priority:

Hard to pinpoint. This is far from classic ectophilic music, but it is superb of its kind. I highly recommend it on its own merits. For those heavily into ecto ethereality, it will be an interesting change of pace. (mapravat@prairienet.org)

Group members:

Mark Freifeld--vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Guest artists:

James Cory--bass guitar, drum programming, synthesizers, keyboards

Produced by:

James Cory

Comments:

See General Comments above.

Further info:

Email Markysound@aol.com

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