Freeze Frame is a 1979 album by Godley & Creme. The album was recorded at Nigel Gray's Surrey Sound Studios, Leatherhead, Surrey and featured cover art designed by Hipgnosis.
This album featured a couple of technical innovations which gave it a unique sound. "I Pity Inanimate Objects" featured a distinctive vocal treatment in which the notes are seemingly obtained by altering the pitch of pre-recorded voices. It has been suggested they recorded the vocal melody several times in different keys and tempos into a sampler, then used the keyboard to transpose each one back independently to the original key, then pasted it, or spliced tape together, syllable by syllable. Another possibility is that they used the model H910 Eventide Harmonizer, a time delay audio processor with pitch-shifting ability.
Some tracks also featured the gizmo, which was a mechanical device invented by Godley, Creme, and John McConnell (professor of physics at the University of Manchester) to give a guitar a bowed effect like a violin. The device used keys which, when pressed, allowed rotating wheels to touch the guitar strings.