Somewhere There Is Meaning captures the essence of Freon Cool. This is the first full length effort by the band.
Freon Cool is an experimental music project consisting of two life-long musicians influenced by a wide variety of musical genres and styles. The members, James Johnson and Brian Corn, have each been in numerous bands over the last 3 decades, including a couple in which their paths have previously crossed - Vagabond Poet and Weave, two Kansas City bands in the 90's. However, their 20 year musical bond could be neither severed nor squelched by personnel changes.
Freon Cool was born of the basement jam session. Guitar and drums, sometimes struggling to find the groove, but eventually finding the balance between chaos and clarity. Their music grows beyond the basic ideas to include broader instrumentation and multi-part harmonies. The music can be beautiful and quiet, but then at a moment's notice turn to a monstrous wall of sound. Freon Cool strives to walk that fine line between cacophony and melody - music for both thinking and feeling.
The recordings of Freon Cool represent the culmination of years of jam sessions that have morphed into songs inspired by events of the day and sometimes even flights of fancy. Though they have been compared to many other artists (Dream Theater, Bryan Ferry, Porcupine Tree, and Adrian Belew, to name a few), there is no one quite like Freon Cool.