"Lower Spectrum is Ned Beckley, a former Melbourne resident who made his escape to the sanctuary of Perth. I actually had a few different people send me Lower Spectrum tracks, dissociated from bias and the formalities of press releases – just purely vibing. Listen below and vibe for yourself." - See more at: http://www.acclaimmag.com/music/eavesdrop-lower-spectrum/

http://finestego.com/2014/07/17/review-lower-spectrum-traces-ep-digital-clear-12-vinyl-zero-through-nine-2014/

Reviews are difficult sometimes, in that an almost neutral mood has to be reached by the critic, a comfortable setting has to be found and focus has to be maintained so as to prepare for whatever sonic medley is about to be thrown your way. I was ready.

❝The opening track to Lower Spectrum’s release “Levity” infiltrates the senses gently as a distant lick of high end guitar plucking rises through the haze, accompanied by the addition of ominous sawtooth pad work, rising, moving and gripping until a climatic explosion is reached with the aid of crashing drums and a cosmic peppering of synth bleeps. This introductory track then takes to a gentle retreat in the same manner that it arrived. A strong, emotive introduction from the producer.

Khlever” follows on with a similar feeling of distention as pressure builds from the opening synth line into a four-four stomp of low end kicks and pops. Looped guitars accompany the opening pads melody and a further infusion of claps and hi-hats drive the track forward into the realm of dance-able, whilst still maintaining its somewhat psychedelic and entrancing allure.

From here the record abruptly shifts into the dark and moody “Hex” with 808 kicks popping off and 16th’s riding the hats into a march; sawtooth chords circulate on repeat and downward spiraling bleeps take the track almost into the realm of a 1980′s Sci-fi film score. There is a feeling however that this track is somewhat of a filler, as the repetition of notes almost subdue any feeling created by the previous tracks drive.

Que saving grace “Nocturnal” that opens with the now familiar ascension intro, this time bringing back that spacial cosmic feel with arpeggio beeps and angelic vocal chops, the drum line takes a more gentle approach with a slight swing of soft kicks and rim shots. A break in the tracks layers allow for a climatic build, until the full force of all instrumentation is combined into an epic and powerful medley of bass heavy drums and emotive orchestral strings. A great track that shows Lower Spectrum’s ability to create strong shifts in dynamics and mood.

Lo-fi Piano opens fifth track “Glimmer” that again takes us on a march of chopped vocals and heavy footwork, this time with more of a, dare I say it “Trap feel” due to the sudden breaks and build ups; the most mischievous track of the release.

The final piece entitled “Cathedral” is in my opinion the strongest track, an emotional, thought provoking medley of reverberated guitars, pads and wonderfully fluid live drums. A suitably climatic finish to a dramatic and enthralling release.

Altogether Lower Spectrum displays an ability to create emotive and retrospective experimental music that would suit both dance floors and the silver screen; there is a good level of diverseness, although some recurring elements in instrumentation on rare occasions can be somewhat repetitive. With the exception of “Hex” which feels misplaced amongst the other tracks, this is a strong release from a promising, exciting producer.❞

➥ “DEEP LACED VIBRATIONS, WARM ANALOGUE COLOURS AND AURAL SYNTHESIS IS CONSTRUCTED AND DECONSTRUCTED IN THE COMPLEX SONIC ARCHITECTURAL FORMATIONS OF LOWER SPECTRUM’S LATEST EP OFFERING” 8.5/10 – Josh

My mix i did for the Triple J Sound Lab last night is now up on SoundCloud. FREE DL. Hope you like these songs as much as i do.

8X HAND MADE CD’S GOING FOR ALBUM OF THE WEEK AT RTR.FM 

Lower Spectrum is a conceptual composer that takes his surroundings and turns them into fuel. He turns landscapes into textures, atmosphere into ambience…”

Well-written review from 6amthegarage.

Check out the in-depth words: http://www.sixamatthegarage.com/music/lower-spectrum-khlever/

GAME HIGHLIGHT! My new track KHLEVER was featured in the exclusiveFinest Ego monthly radio show on BLN.FM amongst Jamie XX and submerse. Such an honour, as it is a show i have followed for a long time.

BIG UPS TO PILERATS FOR THE WRITE-UP.

LOWER SPECTRUM is the working pseudonym of producer/composer Ned Beckley, an artist originally from Melbourne, but now residing in Fremantle, WA. In a state filled to the brim with up-and-coming producers, Beckley’s sound is a breath of fresh air - swirling, kaleidoscopic beats grow around warm beats, absorbing rhythms and intricate production. It’s incredibly beautiful stuff, and if you’re a fan of the likes of Nicolas Jaar, you’re gonna lap this up - it’s called Khlever, and it’s the first single from his upcoming Traces EP, due July 18 via Zero Through Nine Records. He’s playing a show at Mojos this Thursday actually, check the details HERE.”

PLAYING THIS THURSDAY WITH SOME TALENTED MUSICIANS AT MOJOS, FREMANTLE

Epic article on my new release over at Paper Sea Quarterly http://www.papersea.com.au/portfolio/lower-spectrum-traces/

Our Australian music insider (whose name should remain hush…), introduced us to a new talented fellow countryman, Lower Spectrum. The deep and sophisticate electronic beats from Lower Spectrum contains a lot layers so everyone can be satisfied those who love to dance estaticly to these mesmerizing rythms and those who rather lay down and enjoy the ride.

http://lifeisabanana.com/2014/07/03/introducing-lower-spectrum/