New Music Critique: Les Fradkin

Contact: les@lesfradkin.com
Web: lesfradkin.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Progressive Rock

An accomplished sideman and composer, Les Fradkin has put together a collection of songs in which the artist states what’s on his mind––and, these days, there’s plenty of topics for him to rail about. “Turn to the Movement” is a keyboard-driven song, riding an inspirational wall of sound, that amounts to a rallying cry: “Anything you want can turn out right!” The song “Remote Control” stands out for its angelic mid-section, which is both dramatic and theatrical. Fradkin’s most direct social commentary is “Living in a Black and White World” where he states how “Politicians are getting in the way.” Documentarians looking for timely politically-fueled tracks could find a use for these tunes.