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CHARLIE (OPI) Unveils New Album 'View From Outside'

CHARLIE (OPI) Unveils New Album 'View From Outside'

Chris Cudby / Monday 1st March, 2021 12:52PM

Creator of 2019's hauntingly beautiful and sonically uncompromising View From Elsewhere (released in dedication to Adison Whitley), CHARLIE (OPI) reveals a sequel of sorts with their immersive seven track album View From Outside. The Aotearoa singer and multi-instrumentalist's new collection invites listeners to journey ever deeper into realms of contemplation, evoking vast emotional landscapes via glacial drones and sound works incorporating elements including field recordings, distant swarms of distortion, stately piano and otherworldly guitar strum. Recorded in Europe last year, View From Outside was sparked by the idea of exterior exploration — as the artist explains in an accompanying poetic statement, which also includes words of dedication to fellow milk bandmate Reuben Winter...

"Made with intentions to explore outside,
//outside my room,
//outside the country,
//outside grief,
//outside those things that bind me.

- Recorded outside.

Ultimately failing to do so,
//falling/failing within.

- Mixed inside.

How do the spaces I have abitarily devided in two, give shape to what is between them? It is,
//rhythm in flapping,
//space between words,
//presence represented by absence,
//boarders between speach and silence.

- A view from without from within from outside of it and also nothing at all."


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