Time - Ocean.To.Ocean
You might call the music cool, paternal pop-rock characterized by sometimes deep, sometimes quirky lyrics. Ocean.To.Ocean features two songs by Elliott and Keith – Insane For Love and Jane’s Lament. Insane for Love builds on Beach Boys like harmonies but with soaring guitar reminiscent of bands like Badfinger and ELO at their apex.
Bud’s songs range from the hopefully not too preachy True Believer which leads off the CD (listen closely – the song may not be saying what you think it’s saying) to an introspective comment about life – What Makes Life Interesting – a happy song – Everything is Going Right Today – these last two feature the superb drumming of Glenn Ferracone (a Grammy nominated producer ) . The usual commentaries about the idiosyncrasies that make us all think twice are all here as well – whether it’s “And then Paul McCartney Ate A Hamburger” (keep in mind he’s a vegetarian), Call The Lawyers In or “She’s Got Something To Say.”
There are also several bonus tracks including a Chinese version of You Would Do That For Me sung by two of Bud’s graduate students - Lia Fu and Nicole Lin - as well as some neat “outro” guitar work by another - Heath Lee on “Promises Made, Promises Kept” and “You Would Do That For Me” – Chinese version. Let’s not forget the fanciful cover art done by renowned Brazilian photographer Marilia Percorari.
The result is a widely varied collection, one that sheds light on each of Freeze Time’s members’ distinct individual sensibilities and reveals the true strength of Freeze Time.
This combination of curiosity and creativity makes Ocean.To.Ocean one of Freeze Time’s best efforts. Check it out and let us know your favorites!
Freeze Time - Ocean.To.Ocean- Price- $10.00
Check out the first
Freeze Time CD, Moment To Moment ,its second,
Standstill, third, Room Temp-fourth-
Sub Zero ,their sixth - Cheers,
Mate and their latest - Makeshift.
Available as a physical cd and digitally on itunes:
Track Listing (click to play sample)
1. True Believer
Would Do That For Me – Chinese version (3:01)