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Freedom Engine
     
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After sending off his last oeuvre, the dance floor-oriented “Herr Blurry Pictures," Mathew Jonson decided it was time to shift gears and slow things down. Making the call to step outside the proverbial musical box, the Canadian producer took his penchant for new sounds and fresh ideas to Freedom Engine. But what, exactly, is Freedom Engine? The amorphous project began as the name of that seminal release on ITISWHATITIS Recordings back in 2002, before evolving into the designation for an occasional live act, record label and even studio setup. The name belies the concept: a motor for creative liberty that Mathew is now expanding to encapsulate his more adventurous work, past and present.   

Those who witnessed—or heard—Jonson’s MUTEK 2017 performance, where he played to a sitting audience in Parc Jean Drapeau or his ambient set at RBMA Montreal in 2016 or his opener for longtime hero Burnt Friedman at UK’s Free Rotation Festival will recognize the evolution of that experimental streak in this project. One that was sparked by the purchase of a dear friend’s piano and developed over four years of studio experimentation. Thus was laid the groundwork for his upcoming release on the coveted Dekmantel label.   

"Freedom Engine--A Box Full of Magic" is slated for release in Fall of 2019, with a world tour in support. To make things even more exciting, this manifestation of Freedom Engine has been dreamt u...
After sending off his last oeuvre, the dance floor-oriented “Herr Blurry Pictures," Mathew Jonson decided it was time to shift gears and slow things down. Making the call to step outside the proverbial musical box, the Canadian producer took his penchant for new sounds and fresh ideas to Freedom Engine. But what, exactly, is Freedom Engine? The amorphous project began as the name of that seminal release on ITISWHATITIS Recordings back in 2002, before evolving into the designation for an occasional live act, record label and even studio setup. The name belies the concept: a motor for creative liberty that Mathew is now expanding to encapsulate his more adventurous work, past and present.   

Those who witnessed—or heard—Jonson’s MUTEK 2017 performance, where he played to a sitting audience in Parc Jean Drapeau or his ambient set at RBMA Montreal in 2016 or his opener for longtime hero Burnt Friedman at UK’s Free Rotation Festival will recognize the evolution of that experimental streak in this project. One that was sparked by the purchase of a dear friend’s piano and developed over four years of studio experimentation. Thus was laid the groundwork for his upcoming release on the coveted Dekmantel label.   

"Freedom Engine--A Box Full of Magic" is slated for release in Fall of 2019, with a world tour in support. To make things even more exciting, this manifestation of Freedom Engine has been dreamt up to include a new live rig as well as the participation of talented guest musicians and visual artists. It is the latest (yet certainly not the last) way to experience the work of one the world’s finest electronic producers as he takes to the stage with a renewed sense of sound.