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Listen To CHARLIE (OPI)'s Album 'View From Elsewhere'

Listen To CHARLIE (OPI)'s Album 'View From Elsewhere'

Monday 8th April, 2019 2:37PM

Auckland multi-instrumentalist CHARLIE (OPI) – of local guitar wreckers Greenfog and milk – has unveiled an emotionally devastating and aurally vast latest collection titled View From Elsewhere, dedicated to Adison Whitley (David Adison, NIISA) who died by suicide in early 2018, "and all those he left behind". The album invites listeners to immerse themselves in more than 100 minutes of sounds and songs – sonic landmarks along the way include haunting outsider-metal, spare piano passages, tense drones, mesmerising avant-folk and gorgeous ambient soundscapes, intertwined with sampled textural material (each source for the 24 minute 'Turbine' is documented on the artist's Bandcamp page). Mastered by milk's Reuben Winter, who also contributes guitars on selected tracks, the album is accompanied by a self-directed video for 'Body Of Water' and a trigger warning from CHARLIE (OPI) discussing the intense emotional content of their work...

Please make sure you are in a safe space mentally and physically before listening to this

This is my journey from death, towards death. This is my journey through distance, removal, suffering, silence, loss of faith, of a love.

This is a love song for He who has left us here. To find the things He has left behind for us. To fill the space He left with ourselves.

This is capturing the movements in this new space, this space called elsewhere. Where we have all been before.

This is stepping deep into this space and pulling sounds of the the waters.

This is to talk about suicide, depression, sorrow and deep loss. And finding moments of beauty that it can leave us. To not run from the strength it can give us, to understand.

This is finding purpose for feelings that can not be removed until time takes them".

Charlie (OPI) is performing with support from Neried Moon, SUN GIRL and Totems at Auckland's Audio Foundation on Friday 19th April.

If you are concerned about yourself or a friend please reach out to Lifeline at 0800 543 354.


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