Indepedent Artist of the Week: Low Flung
November 5th 2018
Photo by Ben Jones
Sydney-via-Canberra artist Low Flung makes quirky, ambient dub about Australian landscapes and instant coffee
Low Flung is the long-standing project of Sydney-via-Canberra visual artist Danny Wild. Equally influenced by dub’s sense of space and the rolling expanse of the Australian landscape, Danny fuses field recordings and organic instruments with synthesized soundscapes and buoyant digi basslines to create music that offers an uncanny evocation of place and a keen spatial awareness.
Low Flung embodies the boundless enthusiasm, self-determination and dash of irreverent larrikinism that characterise the best side of the Australian DIY underground. In between running cassette label Moontown Records and running the riddims, he’s been enormously prolific this year, releasing digi-dub workouts on Tacky Jack Tapes, an expansive full-length LP on Ken Oath records and, most recently, a stunning mix of evocative, pastoral ambient music and drum machine dub oddities on Melbourne stalwarts Butter Sessions. Before the year rounds out Low Flung will be performing live at Obsidian Festival and contributing tracks to compilations curated by OTIS Records and Body Promise.
‘Exotic Dirt (Blend 43 Dub)’, off his latest EP ‘Dribble’, is a slow, quirky track that represents the culmination of Danny’s artistic and thematic interests at the intersection between Australian landscapes and instant coffee. Check it out below, and catch Low Flung’s set at Obsidian Festival: