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

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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

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