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Freefall

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Download links and information about Freefall by Chapterhouse. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 4 tracks with total duration of 16:35 minutes.

Artist: Chapterhouse
Release date: 1990
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 4
Duration: 16:35
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Falling Down 4:00
2. Need (Somebody) 3:09
3. In Side of Me 4:42
4. Sixteen Years 4:44

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Although the band didn't want its music pigeonholed as shoegaze, Chapterhouse’s debut 1990 EP, Freefall, epitomized the journalist-coined word that became a genre. (Even the cover art has a photo of guitarist Andrew Sherriff staring down to ensure he's stepping on the proper pedal in his daisy chain of effects.) The opening song, “Falling Down,” represents the segue from Madchester’s late-'80s wah-wah guitars and baggy drumbeats into the shoegazing style of singing wistfully over layered walls of distortion, reverb, and digital delay. The following “Need Somebody” boasts more frantic drumming and off-the-rails guitar freakouts. Halfway through, it dissolves into head-nodding rhythms moving under sleepy undulations of sonic static. From the downtuned minor chords to the punk attack on the drums, “Inside of Me” deserved every Sonic Youth comparison it got. But it was the closing “Sixteen Years” that first spotlighted Chapterhouse’s talent for pulling beautiful dream-pop out of psychedelic '60s influences.