Charles Murdoch has without doubt released some of my favourite Australian electronic music of 2015. His debut album is finally on the horizon, and we’ve been treated to three stunning singles in the leadup to its release. The three singles – Straws, Frogs and Privacy, have been brought together by their videos, each are one of a three-part series. Created by German collective Jünglinge, the trilogy challenge notions of sexuality, identity and desire, through the story of Pete, an aggressive, ageing skinhead who is beginning to come to terms with his innate sexuality and persona.
Privacy features Oscar Key Sung, whose vocals add a breathy beauty to the intricate instrumental layers. The video delivers the concluding instalment of Pete’s journey, contrasting the discovery of his freedom in the dim lights of a hedonistic nightclub, with stark, dramatic scenes depicting Pete coming to terms with his violent past and the people that surround. The message is poignant and powerful on a number of levels. Watch the final instalment here:
Even without the accompanying films, each of the three singles are sonically stunning and immediately immersive. The album, Point, features guests including Ta-ku, Wafia, Hak, Kučka, Banoffee and more, and we have no doubt that it’s going to be a glorious debut from the Brisbane producer.
Point comes out on December 11 via Future Classic.