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Freedom to Spend

Freedom To Spend is a tear in time.

Freedom To Spend examines fully realized yet under recognized sonic statements from other eras when accessibility to technology did not always equate to accessible music.

The unchecked experimentation in the ‘70s and ‘80s by self-taught musicians on consumer-grade synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and home studios may have often missed academic marks or critical recognition, but were nonetheless revolutionary in spirit.

Freedom To Spend recontextualizes albums made in this mode and on these machines as the artist might envision them being released for the first time. The transmuted presentation collapses / confuses the timeline / narrative and clinical / fetishistic response to listen to music based on its time of origination.

Nostalgia of music from bygone eras blurs the present and slows future imaginations. Freedom To Spend does not “excavate” music for celebrating when it was made, rather recognizes that music from anytime and anyplace can impart knowledge to better understand our present and inspire our future.

Freedom To Spend. Less is more, more or less.
Pamela Z Echolocation 
Artist: Pamela Z
Z, Pamela