US - New York - Full Moon 84 - 08/12/03
Freeze the Night
Ezra Reich's debut feels fresh despite its many influences. The quirkiness of the music recalls
David Byrne, David Bowie and Japan. "Strangers" is a prime example of updated 80's new wave. Reich's
singing is confident and melodic while the music twitches with the nervous energy of prime Talking
Heads. "The Way They Were" is all jerky synths and Bowie-esque harmonies. Reich croons like a born
entertainer and a sense of subtle melancholy creeps in. "Star Power" is as flighty and glamorous
as the title implies.
"Time's Up!" has a sense of punkish urgency to it while Reich sings as elegantly as ever. Freeze
the Night offers a stylish mix of new wave and art rock. It's a fine piece of work.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell