Joseph Freije releases new LP record ‘If Light Had Emotions’

The composer of fusion music known as Joseph P. Freije has released his sixth LP album for 2016, “If Light Had Emotions.” The record contains 12 original Freije electronica tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been published by Phrygian Music, as have all the Joseph Freije albums available today. At once a mixture of postmodern jazz and experimental electronica music, “If Light Had Emotions” is more than just another reason to become acquainted with the work of Joseph P. Freije – it’s an example of what the indie music movement can do for music lovers everywhere right now.

Joseph P. Freije has become known in music circles for composing in an array of popular genres. To date, he has written, performed and produced records in the alternative rock, electronic dance, and postmodern jazz arenas, with other categories thrown in for good measure. As a result, Freije’s music is more fusion than anything else, with “If Light Had Emotions” being a collection of contemporary electronic jazz fusion songs.

“This album has four dance tunes,” writes Freije, “two chillers, three electronica, two psychedelic, two groovy trance dance, one piece I call jazz, and one for-sure experimental. There is one piece that fits four of the categories listed. I like it all.”

Even so, there’s one thing he doesn’t like about the album.

“The album is too short. Twelve songs total.”

“If Light Had Emotions” is one of his most accessible records, having warm tones and mellow grooves, as well as the searching, exploring creativity his fans have come to expect from him. Many of the tracks on “If Light…” would work well in a nightclub playlist, while others sound fitting for film and video game soundtracks, and still others reflect the experimental side of Freije which most interest audiophiles and fans of music theory. In short, there’s something for nearly everyone.

Asked to describe the message of his new album, Joseph Freije writes, “Music makes the world go ’round. All the new sounds are tied to the old sounds and the yet-to-be-heard sounds. Our highest high and our deepest low are only boundaries between frequencies in our audible range. Sometimes the weave of the vibrations creates a haze that blurs the message in the sound.”

To feel the vibrations of strings plucked thousands of years ago and hear the echoes of songs which won’t be sung for millennia to come, enter the head space of Joseph P. Freije and enjoy the cosmic ride.

“If Light Had Emotions” by Joseph P. Freije is available online worldwide at over 700 music stores now. Don’t miss the rest of Phrygian Music’s catalog, also available anywhere great music is digitally sold.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Tor-Arne Riksheim releases new LP ‘Shore’



The composer and performer of synth-based music known as Tor-Arne Riksheim has released his latest LP record album, titled, “Shore.” The album is comprised of 12 original compositions for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes, making for a comprehensive and round treatment of Riksheim material. It has been released on the music record label.


Tor-Arne Riksheim’s “Shore” is a sonic dreamscape originally written as a collection of film scores. However, Riksheim quickly came to understand that his highly creative, uniquely colorful and smoothly elegant music created stories in the mind without the need for visual accompaniment. The media in Riksheim’s homeland of Norway have already begun speaking very highly of his new LP.


“Another black metal band, you say?” jokes music critic J.A. Ramsli, referring to the deluge of “black” heavy metal in Norway. “No. Not at all. This is electronic jazz. Tor-Arne Riksheim [was] an old Telco engineer … now he makes music. Excellent music. Get the CD. Really.”


The album elicits images in the mind’s eye with arresting clarity. Riksheim’s chord progressions are hardly ever predictable, and yet, always seem fitting and intuitive at the same time. The uncanny ability of “Shore” to swoop up the imagination and fly it away to the past, to the future, to seas uncharted and lands beyond the edge of the world, is rooted more than somewhat in the inspirations that guided Riksheim in composing it.


“The album is a project where I was inspired by the traditional hard life at the Norwegian coast,” he writes. Aquatic ebbs and flows populate the record. “Fishing, seamen, weather, storms, beaches, life and death are keywords, even if it’s not always obvious.”


Riksheim cites as main artistic influences such artists as Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Ennio Morricone, Nito Rota, and Klaus Schulze, as well as the library of classical music in general.


A lifelong music artist, Riksheim is remarkably new to synthesized composition, though his “Shore” LP clearly belongs on the top shelf beside well-respected records by artists such as Vangelis and Mike Oldfield.


“Started as a 12 year old in a school brass band on tenor horn,” he writes. “Swapped to trombone and played for many years in brass bands, symphonic orchestras and big bands. Started writing music at about 1982, and went into synths last year.”


“Shore,” by Tor-Arne Riksheim is available online worldwide.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer



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