Download Far From Over, FrankMusik’s Brilliant New Record

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It doesn’t take more than a few listens to realize that FrankMusik has taken a wild path to carve out the latest journey in his music career, arriving with his four song EP Far From Over, in anticipation of a full album release later this year.  It’s a leap frog back to his uncompromising style of irreverent electronica that began with Complete Me in 2009 and took a sidestep towards more contemporary pop with Do It In The AM in 2011.  But often more than not, the music that he released online for free before and after that last album told the stories which seemed to be stifled by record company disagreements and personal woes.

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“Pop, to me, is anything that is mindful of its audience and has an intended structure that is based around deliberate melodic hooks and production techniques.” – FrankMusik

The new four song EP is nothing short of crackerjack.  Frequently awash in glimmering, layered synths and effects, the vibrant melodies are led by Vincent Frank’s on-target voice and interesting and often cutting lyrics that are a release from the recent past.  Brink Magazine‘s Anais Vaillant had the opportunity to interview FrankMusik in January for Brink’s February/March 2013 edition currently available.  She didn’t have to ask many questions for an eager Vince to answer and elaborate further.  Read the outstanding interview “The Reinvention of FrankMusik” starting on page 27.

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“Inspiration only passes over me when I let the sky fall down on top of me.” – FrankMusik

Vince had already previewed “Captain”, and its frenetic but not chaotic pace keeps your ears glued while you try to keep up.  “Map” is the song that sounds off the most, and as the single, it’s a great choice with a particularly accessible melody and rhythm that should find favour in dance clubs (yes, I can’t wait for remixes!).  “Thank You” gravitates more towards pop in a gloriously upbeat kiss-off, while the inspiring “The Line” recalls British pop especially from the 70s and early 80s where you could sometimes find entertaining spoken interludes that work well.  I can completely relate to the words.

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“I want a generation of self-sufficient artists to come up with a definitive sound and style that is truly theirs.” – FrankMusik

I think that Far From Over is about to be an important catalyst for FrankMusik in his current mode as a newly independent performer striving to show that the music industry is made of more than record label-made successes.  That he could likely make his mark doing so is impressive – after reading the Brink interview, I can picture him giving a keynote speech at a music conference one day.  And it’s exciting to watch everything unfold through the social media.  It is like being part of the project where fans and music lovers are taken seriously, allowing the genius and creativity of FrankMusik to flourish into fruition.  Far From Over is a record I’ll be playing frequently throughout 2013.

One of the best things you could do in February is to download FrankMusik’s Far From Over for free with an email subscription.  While you’re at it, feel free to make a donation to OXFAM.  And listen to “Map” below, sung in Japanese!!

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SPECIAL THANKS to Brink Magazine for connecting with me to help share their terrific interview with FrankMusik, and for their permission in using excerpts from their  feature in this blog post.

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  1. […] and you can hear it below. The other two debuts both belong to FrankMusik.  You can read all about my musings on his EP Far From Over with its nifty Brink Magazine spread to great effect.  First single “Map” bows at #19 […]

  2. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

  3. […] his own terms and releasing music the way he wants to. He hustles day in and day out as evident by that interview and witnessing captions on Instagram pictures. Here we are in a new year and the hustle […]


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