- Bryon Harris
Les Fradkin - 'Turn To The Movement'
Review by Patrick Jospeh
“Turn To The Movement” is a dense and well-constructed musical anthem. The cascading groove of the chorus creates a huge momentum that is developed during verses. Fradkin is in constant control of his vocal take, sitting comfortably on top of the music and delivering the song’s message with a relaxing and cool confidence. Intricate drum fills and a guitar melody keep the energy coming from every direction.
Lyrically, “Turn To The Movement is uplifting and optimistic. “Turn to the movement turn to the light, Turn to the truth and you’ll stop a fight, Anything you want can turn out right.” Fradkin advocates faith and love in the face of our current earthly struggles. “To stand up for your rights boy is more than just a game, this is about control & power, their rules are just insane.” There is a peaceful strength to be found in this song.
The arrangement of “Turn To The Movement” is inspired. An upper register keyboard patch gives the music a heavenly air, while the punchy drums create a nice deep pocket. A hyper-present bass line provides a danceable feel while layered guitars provide depth.
Eclectic in nature, the blend of sounds in "Turn to the Movement" will grab listener’s attention and turn you to the music - this is a song that will make you smile and sing along. Stream on Spotify
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About Les Fradkin
Les Fradkin is a Producer and Composer virtuoso Guitarist/Keyboardist and an innovator on the Mellotron and the Starr Labs Ztar. He employs futuristic playing techniques realizing Progressive Neo-Classical Rock from the Pioneer of MIDI Guitar. Les captured headlines as the Original Cast George Harrison in the mega-hit Broadway show "Beatlemania" in the 1970s and has played with The Ventures, enjoyed 16 #1 hits at mp3, Composed #1 hits for French Songstress Mireille Mathieu and Latin Pop icon Roberto Jordan, and won several awards from Akademia as well as several other Indie Music Channel Awards, including 2016 Best Instrumental Recording. Les is also a member of the Television Producers Music Production Hall Of Fame as a Composer and has also been named one of the Top 20 Guitar Synthesizer players of all time by Wikipedia. He has played Mellotron, 12 and 6-string Guitar, Bass, and Piano on dozens of Top 40 hit records throughout the early 1970s, and 1980's, scoring many US and UK chart placings throughout his career.