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For the second release in the New Editions series, New Weird Australia presents the debut release from Sydney-based musician Blake Freele, titled ‘Pins’. Mapping and reconsidering terrain traversed by contemporaries such as Ben Frost and Pimmon, Blake’s work ranges from vast and spacious drones to rhythmically driven electronic compositions, married with often intensely processed guitar improvisations. However, unlike much abstract experimentalism, Freele’s work has a clear and unmissable narrative – a dark sequence of drones, frequencies and cinematic sweeps, laced with anxiety, restlessness and paranoia. Over 40 minutes, ‘Pins’ tells a daunting true story, born of dysfunction – a semi-conscious journey into the dark world of sleep paralysis.
released October 1, 2010
The New Editions label is managed by New Weird Australia, www.newweirdaustralia.com.au/music/blake-freele-pins-new-editions/
Sleeve design by Heath Killen, madebyhk.com.
Photography by George Roukis.
Copyright Blake Freele, September 2010. myspace.com/blakefreele
Bitter Springs Formation uses the following sample -
“Close My Eyes” by ‘duckett’ via ccmixter.org/files/duckett/10371
Licensed under Creative Commons; Attribution (3.0)
Blake Freele Thanks-
To Kevin, Michelle and Alun for their teaching and support. To Dingo and past house mates for their patience and listening. To sleep paralysis for inspiration. To Stu and Danny at New Weird Australia for their support and experience.
From New Weird Australia's former sister label - Wood & Wire - a 2015 collection from the much-missed FBi Radio program 'Ears Have Ears' with Rites Wild, Fatti Frances, Hollow Press and Cycle~ 440 New Weird Australia