Fren is a band who wear their influences on their sleeve, flawlessly weaving a musical tapestry of lush Pink Floyd chords, King Crimson riffs, and Dream Theater’s rhythmic complexity. Their musicianship is out the gate, the songs simultaneously cheeky and emotional, and they bring such a freshness and passion to a genre that’s been written off as pretentious, boring, and outdated for far too long. absolutely astounding melange of sounds from the past and present that manages to paradoxically sound like everything else and nothing else all at once.
It's brilliant stuff, [...] combining krautrock experimentation with some more traditional composition, conjuring up a simple theme and then running with it across multiple instruments and levels of complexity.