At times, electronica can come off as one of the coldest and non-feeling types of music -- as it can sound like it's an android behind its creation, rather than a human being. But the 2009 release by acclaimed DJ Adam Freeland, Cope (credited to just Freeland) proves once and for all that the genre -- when done right with a little bit of good, old-fashioned creativity -- can be quite an artistic expression. Although admittedly, Freeland does so by accumulating a gaggle of varied guests throughout -- the Pixies'Joey Santiago, Spinnerette's Brody Dalle, Devo's Jerry Casale, and Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee. Standouts include the Dalle-sung dance-punk of "Borderline," as well as the decidedly Devo-sounding "Only a Fool (Can Die)" (obviously due to the fact of Casale's inclusion on the track). "Electronica that falls somewhere between rock and dance" is probably the best way to sum up Freeland's Cope.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato