find artists of German origin is not easy. Therefore it
takes you back to those that are already known. Particularly
gladly when they are characterized by special productivity.
The keyboardist Ray Bach better known under his artist name
Freeze Frame has already released the albums The Book of
Movie Scores (1989), The Crossover (1992),
Loving Life (1994), Feelin' So Good (1996),
A Balanced World (1999), Transition
(2006), Colors Of Summer (2009), The Score Of
and The Smooth Shore (2012).
This year he starts his activity with the EP
Best In Life. Ray is joined by fellow-musicians Tom
Farmer (sax), Petra Rathmann (sax), Lars Slowak (bass),
Ricky Garcia (guitar), Tom Hapke (drums) and Stefan Gade
(bass) on selected tracks. The Pulse Of '13
introduces into the new project. With the
familiar ease Ray leads us through his musical ideas.
Unlike on most other tracks is Ray accompanied
on Return To Lincoln Park by most of the
previous cited musicians.
The tune has a certain New Age touch
and exudes an epic romance. Based
on a standard beat Ray offered with Day Of Sun
ethereal sounds. On the Song With Greetings From Greece
he processed his impressions of the trip, which he won in
Greece. He does not sound like a typical Greek but remains
attached to his own work. Petra Rathmann adds with the
soprano sax her female note.
On The Dancing Heart
Ray pays tribute to his earlier music, where
he draws gladly from
style elements. Freeze Frame's
Best In Life therefore remains in the sound concept of
the musician's former creating period. Instead of heading
for new shores we hear tried and tested.