Low Flung is the long-standing project of Sydney-based visual artist, Danny Wild. Equally influenced by dub’s sense of space and the rolling expanse of the Australian landscape, Danny fuses field recordings and organic instruments with synthesized soundscapes and buoyant digi basslines to create music that offers an uncanny evocation of place and a keen sense of spatial awareness.
How would you describe your Low Flung style in three words?
Change doesn’t end
You've become known for your use of field recording. What are your go-to sources for audio outside of the recording studio?
I like going for walks without objectives. During those walks, I might find a spot to hide my recorder and press record for a few hours. Occasionally a nice piece will surface out of that process - so the answer is everywhere? For me, it is important to respect and listen to the land; field recordings help in that process.
Would you tell us a little about your involvement with the ‘Pure Relief: A Bushfire Appeal Compilation’?
Myself and Will Holden (Hybrid Man) have been collaborating for years. We made a track together whilst Dylan from Papercuts and Will were living together. A suitable fit for a good cause. I think that the bassline was running for about eight hours straight with a few Zaatar breaks in between.
You’re the head of Moontown Records and Tacky Jack Tapes. What are your methods for uncovering new talent?
That process has gone through various iterations over the years. It started with me releasing music by friends making incredible things with no desire or means to spruik themselves. It then morphed into people I admired seeing live or those who I feel have a similar approach. Right now, I plan to release music from close friends - people I have meaningful connections with. It’s come full circle.