'The Infinite and the Unknowable'
Daniel Thomas Freeman

Album released Friday 22 July 2016 on Blink in the Endless as CD with 48-page book of poetry and photography and digital music editions

"The Infinite and the Unknowable" cover

digital editions

Available on digital platforms such as Bandcamp / Spotify / Apple Music / Amazon Music.

physical edition

A 12-track, 68-minute CD of instrumental music with a 48-page, softcover, 210 x 148mm book of 12 poems and 25 black and white photographs printed on 130gsm coated silk-finish paper with a 350gsm cover.

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featured reviews

"perfectly submerged in the world of film and imagery ... a rich immersive experience ... it generated something new upon each listen"
Echoes And Dust
"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
"9/10 ... both heart wrenchingly beautiful and occasionally disturbing ... trying to make sense of what it entails to be human"
Norman Records



“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” - Howl, Allen Ginsberg

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” - The Bible, John I:V

Gong choirs, ragged system violins, rusted electronics, liquid heave resonances, apocalyptic poetry, high-contrast photography: ‘The Infinite And The Unknowable’ is a visceral attempt to explore the fathomless mysteries of the divine. Using a mythical Ballardian sea voyage at its core, it evokes such diverse sources as Andrei Tarkovsky, Arvo Pärt, Tim Hecker, ‘A Book of Silence’, John Luther Adams, Terrence Malick, ‘Under the Skin’, Jon Hassell, ‘Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II’, Laurie Spiegel, Ansel Adams, Richard Skelton, the books of Revelation, Job and Daniel, Swans, John Sheppard and Hieronymus Bosch.

TIATU was painstakingly constructed over a six year period from hundreds of layers of played and heavily processed electric violin, percussion and electronics and it includes the final re-worked version of the title track originally used in the devastating closing scenes of the Film 4 / BFI / STUDIOCANAL feature film ‘Catch Me Daddy’. The voice of this instrumental music has been extended by the accompanying debut collection of poetry and photography.

Released as BE001DTF by Blink in the Endless as a limited edition physical CD / book and unlimited digital editions.


01 The Infinite and the Unknowable
02 Tears for a Salt Land
03 Beyond the Harbour Wall
04 ... and the Flare Gun Stars Go Up
05 Under the Dead-Eyed Lighthouse
06 A Field Remembered
07 The Great Sea Cave
08 The Song of the Abandoned Trawlers
09 Oil Drum Requiem
10 Hope for the Fragile
11 The Infinite Within Us
12 Reaching for the Stark Beauty of the Divine


Music written, performed, engineered, produced, edited, mixed and mastered between 2011 and 2016 in England by Daniel Thomas Freeman

Poems and photographs written, shot, edited and designed between 2009 and 2016 in England, Scotland and Wales by Daniel Thomas Freeman except for the beach photo by David Freeman in the early 1970s

Catalogue Number BE001DTF

other reviews

"included in the Senior Correspondent's best 10 albums of 2016"
Keyboard Magazine
"does evoke memories of Gavin Bryars and Arvo Pärt ... works extremely well"
Vital Weekly
"no. 6 in the best 20 albums of 2016"
"included in the best 10 albums of January - July 2016"
"an impressive listening journey"
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