Peter Trappen | Frequent Sea

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Frequent Sea

by Peter Trappen

".more than a few catchy choruses and a unique merging of styles." Theodore Defosse: Splendid E-zine
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Roll The Dice
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2. Voodoo Woman
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3. Rainbow Child
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4. The Tower of Babylon
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5. Blind
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6. Melissa
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7. Tomorrow Seems So Long
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8. You're Breaking My Heart
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9. I'm The Fireman
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10. Anywhere You Stay
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
These songs were not written as a story but took on a life of their own as I was working on the project. This is the thread that joins these songs together in my mind's eye. (see inside cover for story)

"Very competent playing that is sometimes exquisite and moving... The more you listen, the more you appreciate Trappen's writing and the content of his heart."
DJ Johnson: Cosmik Debris Magazine

"...reminiscent of Clapton's solo work." Charles Spano: All Music Guide

"These songs really show off Trappen's passionate and oh-so-tuneful guitar playing." Stacey Board: The Muses Muse

"Once in a while you come across a bunch of pro's that handle everything from performance, recording, to making a decent MP3. This is it."
Garageband.com Review


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Bill Meredith - Tgif Music / Palm Beach Post

Trappen's voice has always been his strong suit, but he shows surprising lead gu
Confessions of a White Owl: Vocalist/guitarist Peter Trappen has led the area retro act the White Owls since the 1980s, with the conceptual 1960s rock band featuring a who's who in Palm Beach County musicians. So Trappen has applied all he's learned musically and conceptually to his new thematic solo CD, Frequent Sea, proving that the concept album didn't end with the 1970s work of The Who, Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd. Trappen's pop musicianship is strong throughout the CD, and his versatility overshadows its only weakness - programmed drums. As for the concept, he says he's already had interest in a screen version of Frequent Sea (available through www.umpteen.com/ petertrappen).

Geoff Livingston - Beach Beats

...brings to mind Dire Straights or The Police.
What he has done is given an insight to an imaginary couple, their lives together, and the paths they follow. Sometimes life does imitate art and the stories we concoct have some reflection of ourselves in them. We create from what we know, our own lives and how we live them. This ensemble of songs could easily be the soundtrack for theatre, with each song setting the mood for the next.

Joe Hartlaub - Music Reviewer.com

"If he's got another one inside of him I'd like to hear it."
Trappen pulls off the trick of making his material sound familiar, without sounding stale. If he's got another one inside of him I'd like to hear it. While the influences are fairly obvious on some tracks, however, they are not slavish imitations. And while Trappen's vocals are somewhat indistinguishable, his guitar lines are up to the material. Trappen has a fine sense of what he is capable of, and what exceeds his grasp. He challenges himself, but knows when to say when.

When Trappen says on the jacket that FREQUENT SEA is guaranteed to withstand repeated listening, he does so with the knowledge no one is going to ask for their money back. There's nothing jarring or unpleasant here at all, and it's fun to play "Spot the Influence." There are interesting surprises here and there, like the use of vibes on "Voodoo Woman" and the sampling of NASA transmissions on "The Tower of Babylon," ala The Byrds' "Lear Jet."

Stacey Board - Muses Muse.com

"He has a very impressive style and great tones thoughout."
Frequent Sea is a labor of love, written, programmed, performed and produced by Peter Trappen. (co-produced by Georgina Trappen). The love he put in shows, particularly in his guitar work and the passion he puts into it. I also really like the ‘storyline’ laid out in the liner notes, it makes all the songs work together in a way, even though not in a way he intended at first.
This is a record of upbeat rocking songs and some tender ballads, with arrangements more interesting than your average verse chorus verse. For me it’s the upbeat rockers that really shine the most. My favorites are “Roll The Dice” and “Rainbow Child” These songs really show off Trappen’s passionate and oh so tuneful guitar playing. He has a very impressive style and great tones thoughout. I would love to put this on at a party to get things rocking, and then let it take us on its ride.

This is a well done CD with solid songwriting, interesting arrangements and great guitar performances.