Earlier this summer, Absolutely Free debuted their single “Beneath The Air,” and today the band is has released the video for the track. Directed by Toronto artist Jesi the Elder, the video is an appropriately sprawling and psychedelic accompaniment to the track. Watch it below.
The track is drawn from Absolutely Free’s debut full-length record, Absolutely Free. set for release October 14th via Lefse Records. The record finds the three piece honing and expanding their sound, all the while integrating new analog electronics, African polyrhythms, psychedelia, as well as wisps of Bollywood and Krautrock.
Hailing from Toronto, Absolutely Free emerged from the ashes of cult art-punk band DD/MM/YYYY, which disbanded following eight years of shows (574 in 18 countries, to be exact). As Absolutely Free, Matt King (drums/vocals), Moshe Rozenberg (synths/drums), and Mike Claxton (synths/bass) set out to create more hypnotic and patient music than their previous work, as evidenced by the band’s early singles for One Big Silence: UFO/Glass Tassel(2012) and On The Beach/Clothed Woman, Sitting (2013).
For their debut album, the band entered the studio with producer Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up, Austra). while maintaining a unified narrative. The album opens with “Window of Time,” a track that builds from a low drone that’s slowly subsumed by cyclic organs, found sounds, and the band members’ own plaintive chanting. The ecstatic opener segues seamlessly into “Beneath the Air,” a driving, summery build and the band’s leanest song to date. The album closes with “Spiral Jetty,” an expansive track that’s built around mountainous rolling drums, paired sun-kissed synths and clocks in at 8:06.
Absolutely Free are currently working on a feature length film score, commissioned remixes, and the third installment in their singles series. Keep an eye out for upcoming North American tour dates.
Absolutely Free — Absolutely Free.
(Lefse Records – October 14th, 2014)
1. Window of Time
2. Beneath The Air
3. Striped Light
4. Burred Lens
5. Earth II
6. My Dim Age
8. Spiral Jetty