Franknfuker is Elijah Frank’s moniker. My first thoughts were that he was one of the most hyperbolic singers I have heard when listening to Franknfuker Goodies. He reminded me of something out of a play. I later read that he has had an obsession with the play Rocky Horror Picture Show and it was all starting to make sense.
I wouldn't say his music is particularly catchy or even emotionally resonant. However I will say it’s pretty unique which isn’t easy to achieve.
The production and recording quality is something that I hope improves on future efforts. There are a lot of issues I won't go into but the easy one that will help out a lot is simply putting less reverb on his vocals. I couldn't understand most of his lyrics which I felt were vital to the songs.
“Gremlin Daze” is the opener and contains the most theatrical singing which is often humorous and sometimes off-key. “Last night I plucked my eyebrows a bit too short / now what do I do /what do I do, what do I do / you keep on noticing these things you do / I've noticed some things about you.” The song could have been shortened up by at least one or two minutes since there is little movement. Not much changes musically with the amount of synths he incorporates.
Up next is the equally as theatrical “Maniac Cops” which felt like it was leading to something. The hi-hat and notes made made me feel like it was building to something a little more explosive but that something never happens.
“Devatz” is an atmospheric song with very buried vocals while “Cruel World” slows things down and contains a bit more melancholy and emotion. “Le' Torrance Collection” is the catchiest song but the production is so lo-fi it's hard to fully enjoy.
I can't say this is easy music to appreciate on first listen. His vocal style is not for everyone. I do hope he finds a way to make his music a smidge more accessible and melodic. The one thing I have to say is he’s original. He's doing his own thing and isn’t afraid and I got the sense he was being himself. That being said there is still a good amount of things on the production and composition side which could improve and take his music to the next level.
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