Gadfly. Beatlesque, psychedelic, classical avante blues. Trippy songs, swirling cellos and plenty of fun.
Gideon Freudman plays cello as his main instrument, but he plays most of the other instrumental parts on this CD. He also writes the songs which can be described as sounding like an acoustic Squeeze record. The lyrics are smart-alecky and the rhythms percolate. While the production is not particularly polished, the sound is full. Banking Left is not a casual listening album. For people that enjoy quirky music for its sense of fun, this is a fine record. ~ Richard Meyer
This cellist/singer/songwriter is nothing if not left-of-center. With influences leaning from classical to pop to ’60s to psychedelic to do-wop and more, Freudmann delivers both craftsmanship and punch on this debut release.Classically trained, Freudmann has spent years honing his writing and performing.
Since the mid-’80s he has recorded songs and instrumentals solo and with various accompanists (Fruedmann and John Kruth released an album under the name Raging Peasants). He has also done hundreds of shows on the college and coffeehouse circuits, opening for such diverse acts as Patty Larkin, They Might Be Giants, and Richard Thompson.
Recording information: Knightly Studios, Hadley, MA.