Hills on the south bank of Loch Ness, Scotland - photo copyright DTF

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biography

Daniel Thomas Freeman is an artist working at the edges of music and film.

His debut film as director / writer / composer, 'The Silence After Life', won Best Actress at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival 2020. He also co-wrote / played / produced the Rameses III track 'Across the Lake is Where My Heart Shines' which has had over five million streams on Spotify.

His 2011 debut solo album 'The Beauty Of Doubting Yourself' (Home Normal) led to scoring the award-winning STUDIOCANAL / Film4 / BFI feature 'Catch Me Daddy' with Matthew Watson and being included in Indiewire's 2015 list of '15 Composers To Watch'.

Daniel was a member of Rameses III, the South London ambient / folk / drone band who had numerous releases over their ten years on labels such as Type and Important Records.

Other soundtrack work includes music for Alexi Hobbs' interactive short 'The Last Hunt' (National Film Board of Canada) which won a 2014 Webby Award and the Paul Frankl short 'The Last Tree' (part of 'The Uncertain Kingdom'), 2020.

His latest project, 'The Day After', an experimental short film and an album of extended score, are the first in the NULL Audience Series.



selected reviews

"cleverly plucked guitar merging with electronic strings and noise in a beguiling fashion ... like The Hired Hand"
Record Collector magazine review
"blends ambient, experimental and soundtrack music together so seamlessly"
Music You Need To Hear review
"4/5 ... this poignant drama is a must-see ... the performances are magnificent"
UK Film Review review
"a truly extraordinarily beautiful piece of music"
Jon Hopkins (official Spotify Digs playlist) review
"perfectly submerged in the world of film and imagery ... a rich immersive experience ... it generated something new upon each listen"
Echoes And Dust review
"this is thick and blood-red music, constructed out of old metal, shards of rusted steel, pages of prophecy ... devastating in its power"
Fluid Radio review
"9/10 ... both heart wrenchingly beautiful and occasionally disturbing ... trying to make sense of what it entails to be human"
Norman Records review
"a dischordant, eerie nightmare that seeps into your skin and lingers there for weeks"
Indiewire's 2015 list of '15 Composers To Watch' review
"the ominous ambient score ... feeds into this slow crescendo of rumbling unease"
The Hollywood Reporter review
"4/5 .... a rich murk of tender drones ... remeniscent of Sigur Rós"
Record Collector magazine review
"5/5 ... one of the very best records this year is likely to produce"
The Milk Factory review
"we clearly have another contender for album of the year"
Future Sequence review


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