Frankee – Turning Point EP
Label: Program Score: 7/10
Another producer who’s back for his second go around on Program after his first appearance with last years Firethorn and Pandorum, David Franks aka Frankee gets to spread his wings a little more music wise on his new four tracker, Turning Point.
Now despite me being in my 30’s I’m a sucker for old school cartoons. It’s this reason why for me Flintstone is the standout track out of the four. A deep sub bass roller, it’s stuttering percussion is dotted with sound FX from classic cartoon The Flintstones, hence the title of track. Trust me when I tell you this one doesn’t joke about on the bass. Chest rattling business. Elsewhere on the EP is the gritty step of Harlequin, a cinematic soundscape with some rumbling mids and snappy snare drums and Saffron, which brings haunting female vocals and drawn out distorted synth patches, making it one of the EP dark and more melancholy moments. The only track that didn’t do it for me was Paranormal. The rising synth note goes up a little too high, making it sound quite harsh. However this is my only gripe in an otherwise much recommended EP.
Program continue to nurture the emerging talent in D&B and Turning Point is the next step in the development of Frankee as a producer. And there’s plenty on offer here to see he’s clearly walking in the right direction. Besides, anyone who can sample cartoons and do it well gets a thumbs up from me