Hailing from Western Australia, Ned Beckley AKA LOWER SPECTRUM is an artist that constantly pushes himself outside of his musical comfort zone and expresses himself most articulately via his music. The result is that his work is always keenly felt, and always feels imperative. Beckley’s music is ruminative and emotional, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with absorbing aesthetics. After the alluring 2014 release Traces received over a million plays on Spotify, LOWER SPECTRUM has continuously weaved his ingredients of discarded vinyl samples, warm textures of analog synths and splintering drums around Australia with sets at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND and Melbourne Music Week, as well as support slots for international luminaries Jon Hopkins, Pantha Du Prince, Andy Stott, Flako, Onra and Nightmares On Wax. He has also presented on world-wide platform Pecha Kucha and conducted interviews with artists such as Ben Frost.
Between grinding his teeth on film scores and sound design for multi-media frameworks, Beckley has proven that his unique and accomplished style can stand out from the rest. His highly anticipated NEW HAZE EP - set for release in 2016 - offers a defiant new sonic world of monolithic structure. Dynamic cadence, analog emotion and gospel scripture permeate an aural glow, dissolving the boundary between human touch and mechanical precision. The five track EP concentrates fluctuating rhythms and motifs within beautiful harmony and eerie decay. A deep sense of buckling weight collapses to uncover an inner symmetry of grace and poise. With a true and honest touch to his craft, LOWER SPECTRUM enunciates the microscopic layers within his work and makes delving into his world more rewarding on repeat.
“multi-layered, textured and richly melodic” - THUMP
“pure magic” - Richard Kingsmill, Triple J
“dramatic and enthralling” - Finest Ego
“Intricate craftwork with epic compositions” - InTheMix