JAMES FREUD is not the deceased singer of the Australian New Wave band "The Models". JAMES FREUD is not a young art-school dropout with an affinity for electronic music. JAMES FREUD does not live in Berlin - He seems to come out of the blue and it is hard to say whether his production is analogue or digital, whether it is sampled material or sound-design. Because of the strange maturity of his work the tracks seem to come from both the past and the future. Thanks to the digging- qualities of DJ GOOD NEWS (who runs the Hamburg POEM-label and is a frequent DJ in Hamburgs GOLDEN PUDEL CLUB) a selection of JAMES FREUD's oeuvre is now brought to light through the 12" "5-Track Extended Play" - To cut a long story short: Mental futurism is wise optimism.