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.
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