Numb.er is the sonic brainchild of Los Angeles based photographer and visual artist Jeff Fribourg. With a background in graphic design, Fribourg imbues his work with a sense of architectural composition, layering angular guitar riffs and analog synths over throbbing drums and driving bass.
Fribourg developed his love affair with synthesizers -- and his open-minded approach to music -- as a founding member of LA psych-kraut favorites Froth. However, it was only with the creation of Numb.er that he was able to fully explore his eclectic musical inclinations. Combining elements of punk, shoegaze and post-punk, the project never commits to a singular worldview, allowing Fribourg’s vision to go anywhere without sounding ironic or forced.
With the release of Goodbye, the band’s first LP due in late May on felte, Numb.er offers a genre-defying sonic document that finds them maximizing the creative potential of the studio while always remaining true to their dynamic and arresting live sound. Mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control, Numb.er takes a carefully orchestrated approach to chaos and adds Fribourg’s own subtle knack for memorable hooks and soft, melodic passages.
Did these people reincarnate...i hear a respawning in each and every note...beautiful reverberations of the rich heritage of Lost Angels. like ▪☆Nervous Gender□
TxGristle[get well GP!]▪ref.ex. Das Cat.
Resultant is a very accessible, listeable. dare i state, dancable(?), and most importantly, anew opportunity for fresh cold nostalgia☆luvvvvvvv vvvvvv! ☆R●gR4f☆
It is fresh dark music with heart and soul and atmosphere.
Gothrock, wave, 60ies americana steel guitars, some(times) synths and a decent dose of mournful atmosphere! Some songs could be a new soundtrack for Wasteland (the PC game :-)
Another fav to be named is "bound by light" which is a nice uptempo rock surprise and "Scatter the scars" for a spin in the Goth clubs :-) hjoe834