Fridge, ‘The Sun’ (Temporary Residence)
Perhaps 2007 will be the year of the post-rock revival, with Explosions in the Sky’s exquisite roar, Battles’ brawny, whippet-fueled prog, and this reunion album by British power trio Fridge. During their six-year hiatus, drummer Sam Jeffers enrolled at Harvard, bassist Adem Ilhan made twinkling pop under his first name, and guitarist Kieran Hebden perfected robot jazz as Four Tet. Hewing to the last’s output, The Sun takes time as its theme (see “Clocks” or “Lost Time”), and focuses on Rolex-precise riffs to offset a battery of beats, rattles, and ringing bells.
Now Hear This: Fridge – “Clocks” DOWNLOAD MP3