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

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“If Light Had Emotions” by Joseph P. Freije –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-light-had-emotions/id1144411571

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Joseph Freije releases fourth LP album for 2016 ‘Hiding in the Light’

The eclectic composer of music known internationally as Joseph P. Freije has released his fourth full-length record for 2016, “Hiding in the Light.” The album contains 13 original Freije tracks for a listening time approaching a full hour. Like all music by Joseph P. Freije, it has been proudly published on the Phrygian Music independent record label without the support or direction of the corporate music industry. Fantastic and fugue-like, clever without pretension and kaleidoscopic with just a touch of psychedelia, “Hiding in the Light” is one of the most accessible experimental records from Joseph P. Freije yet.

2016 has been a remarkable year for Joseph P. Freije, whose music expertise delves into classic rock, jazz, classical, experimental, electronica and blues music, just to name a few. While this new offering, “Hiding in the Light,” is a singular blend of electronica, postmodern jazz and experimental music, he has released no fewer than three other full-length records this year in various genres, with yet another rumored to be on the way. These previous LPs include “Elements of Evidence” (alt-rock), “Electric Phlower” (dance/electronica), and “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” (postmodern jazz/electronic jazz).

Joseph P. Freije has at different times named as main artistic influences Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Peter Kater, Nicholas Gunn, Carlos Santana, Jesse Cook, Spyro Gyra, the Moody Blues, Jefferson Starship, Thierry David, and the great classical composers. While this paints an image of an open-minded music fan with top-shelf tastes leaning toward the best of the classic-rock legends, the list does not at all elucidate the experience of hearing a record published by Phrygian Music.

Much of this stems from the general head space, paradigm and philosophies of Joseph Freije and Co. Some of his albums are steeped in thought, symbol, and implication, while others are mostly experiential – art for art’s sake. “Hiding in the Light” seems mostly of the latter persuasion.

Asked to speak on the themes of his new record, Freije says, “Life is meant to be more fun and pleasant for more people more of the time on a daily basis.”

Music fans who wrap their ears around “Hiding in the Light” by Joseph P. Freije are certain to accomplish this in short order.

Joseph P. Freije’s “Hiding in the Light” 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

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Hiding in the Light” by Joseph P. Freije –
https://www.amazon.com/Hiding-Light-Joseph-Paul-Freije/dp/B01H4B91WK/

Composer Joseph P. Freije releases new ‘Jazz Beyond the Chaos’ LP

The music composer known as Joseph P. Freije has released his latest experimental music record, “Jazz Beyond the Chaos.” The album is comprised of 11 original tracks for a solid hour’s worth of listening. As part of the growing 2016 series of albums from Freije, it comes to the public from the Phrygian Music independent record label. Tirelessly creative, startlingly innovative and just plain fun to hear and fail to predict, “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” by Joseph P. Freije is the most surprising album of 2016 so far.

Freije’s favorite artists come from a variety of genres including (but not limited to) classic rock, jazz, classical, experimental, electronica and blues. This mix of influences is not useful in elucidating the kind of record which is “Jazz Beyond the Chaos,” however. Even compared to the rest of Freije’s catalog, “Jazz Beyond…” is a particularly varied collection of songs. This is a good thing because, like most of Freije’s music, categorization doesn’t help the music, doesn’t fit the music, doesn’t apply to what the artist has created.

Specific elements can be picked out, though. “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” utilizes electronica and early EDM beats and sounds as a foundation for a postmodern jazz form for 2016. He then takes these sounds and sculpts them into songs which would otherwise fit genres as disparate as house music and postmodern jazz, trance and adult contemporary, funk and 8-bit, acid jazz and drum ‘n’ bass. Fans of electronic music from both the old school and new have a treat in store with “Jazz Beyond…”

It is a record for music lovers. It is music for art fiends. Of particular note to audiophiles is “Different Roads Home,” one of two 10-minute overtures available only as B-side tracks for purchasers of the entire “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” album (the other nine songs have been concurrently released as singles).

And what of the LP’s title?

“Life is a rhythm, the result of a vibration that has always been in harmony with itself,” says Freije. “Our ability to perceive life may have started with a big bang, but that bang was just the opening of a door in space/time through which information could be carried to life in that space beyond the door the bang opened.”

Physicists, philosophers and spiritualists have theorized for centuries about the significance of rhythm, harmony and vibration. They are only recently very interested in the importance and implications of chaos, though.

“The chaos began to take form,” Freije says, “and the sound was called jazz. Jazz has become many forms of life, some which are beyond the chaos.”

Organized chaos is not a suitable description of this music. “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” is surgically accurate. It is a careful balance, itself carefully balanced against a natural ebbing and flowing of imbalance, and the result is something as easy to hear as falling rain or as fecund with intricacies to study as grandmaster-level chess games. It’s up to the listener.

“Jazz Beyond the Chaos” by Joseph P. Freije is available online worldwide. Get in early, fans of experimental music and postmodern jazz.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Jazz Beyond the Chaos” by Joseph P. Freije –
https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Beyond-Chaos-Joseph-Freije/dp/B01H4B88ZG/

Composer Joseph Paul Freije releases new LP ‘Elements of Evidence’

The composer and innovator of experimental music known as Joseph Paul Freije has released his latest full-length record, “Elements of Evidence.” The LP has been proudly published on the Phrygian Music independent record label outside the control of the corporate music industry. Evocative, imaginative, and bursting with sonic color, “Elements of Evidence” is a startling reason for fans of cutting-edge songwriting to pay strict attention to this prolific artist from Hawaii.

Amusingly, a corresponding video for “Elements of Evidence” has also appeared online, purportedly by an extraterrestrial species from another dimension:

At 13 tracks and more than an hour long, “Elements of Evidence” is a very comprehensive tour around Joseph Freije’s imagination. However, as part of a six-album series being released in 2016 alone, “Elements…” only lights up one angle of the Freije vision. Freije’s repertoire extends to jazz, new age, psychedelic, experimental and beyond.

In addition to the above, Joseph Freije’s listening habits include classical, classic rock, big band, bluegrass, alternative, and much, much more. His personal CD library has over 700 albums. This gives an idea of the unbounded vistas available to him when he composes.

“Music is the highest form of spiritual communication that exists,” writes Freije, a man of few words. “The world uses music for purposes that cloud the reality of what music really is: medicine and a reason for living.”

Joseph Paul Freije’s surname is a direct descendant of Phrygia, just as is the artist, himself. In ancient times, Phrygian music was considered orgiastic. It was very popular with the working classes. Prominent examples of the Phrygian mode can be found in the music traditions of Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East and all of North Africa. The Phrygian spirit is at the heart of Freije’s compositions even when his melodies seem least similar to the sound of old.

Fans of Freije’s 2013 “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II” record will note that this new “Elements of Evidence” LP is a departure from the improvisational and unorthodox methods employed on the former. Using synth instruments from every part of the postmodern orchestra, Freije’s “Elements of Evidence” belongs in nightclubs, DJ play lists, living rooms, headphones and car stereos alike. Fans of legendary experimental composers like Erik Satie and fans of mainstream digital-music giants like David Guetta will both find fascination and inspiration in “Elements of Evidence.”

“Elements of Evidence” by Joseph Paul Freije is available online worldwide now. Fans of experimental, alternative, and postmodern synth music should get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Evidence-Joseph-Paul-Freije/dp/B01HJQXEEQ/