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/

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Davis Cooper releases inspirational single ‘Jesus’

The singer and songwriter internationally known as Davis Cooper has released his flagship inspirational single, “Jesus.” The track has been proudly published as an independent single outside the control of the corporate music industry. Mellow, uplifting and unerringly true to the Christian tradition, “Jesus” is a track showcasing Davis Cooper’s musical intuition and earnest spiritual depth as both a writer and performer.

Toronto, Canada’s Davis Cooper cites as main artistic influences Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as those he refers to as “the great classical musicians of long ago.” The common elements of these are most present in Cooper’s 25-song LP record which is available for streaming online, but his “Jesus” single remains the track for which he is best known and most loudly lauded.

Published in its definitive form in 2013, the single has remained popular and prominent since that time though it has always been a download-only offering. Cooper himself calls it his proudest work to date.

“This is a very precious song for me,” Cooper writes. “It was largely inspired after a very difficult period in my life.”

The religious aspect of the song stands out as its most compelling feature in spite of beautifully minimalist chord progressions and unassuming folk-rock vocals by Cooper. With careful and deliberate lyrics Davis Cooper narrates the story of Jesus Christ in poetic, yet simple language which paints familiar imagery in a way that is fresh and new.

Fans of artists like Elton John will appreciate the elegant piano playing and pop-minded, infectious music structures, while listeners of Bob Dylan will hear a similarly heartfelt tenor in Cooper’s words and vocal performance. Longtime music aficionados are certain to note the live aspect of his “Jesus” studio recording. Hearing the song is a very close experience to being in the room as the artist plays, one which is palpable and in some ways the song’s best feature – a trait many musicians and producers attempt to create which can never, ever be imitated.

All in all, Davis Cooper’s “Jesus” is a track which Christians and fans of great songwriting should hear at their earliest convenience.

“Jesus” by Davis Cooper is available at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jesus-single/id1023531867
Website –

http://www.jango.com/music/Davis+Cooper