On this day in music history…

Today marks one year since the release of #3 Revisited, my first full release as Duke Silver. The album is best described as ambient electronica and consists of remixes of songs from Clepto Journals by Wet Eyes.

These songs came together when Ross Auger, the man behind Wet Eyes and one half of Wet Eyes Productions, approached me about one of my remixes. He had heard the song and told me that he would love for me to remix one of the songs from his new release. At the time I didn’t think much of it, I thought maybe he would release it as a bonus track or something. However, once I started the process of choosing which song to tackle, I ended up remixing them all! I played them for Ross, who was pleased with the result, and we decided to simply release them all as a separate entity. Ross’s title for the release at the time was #3, so I decided to name my take on it #3, Revisited. The album #3 no longer exists in that form, but you can find those original songs on the Wet Eyes album Clepto Journals.

The experience of making this album was great, I loved taking Ross’s work and turning it into something else. If I was approached by another artist to remix some of their work I would jump at the opportunity, I really enjoyed it. Ross and I will be teaming up on a release this winter called Silver Lining so stayed tuned for information on that.

Both Clepto Journals and #3 Revisited can be found on the Wet Eyes Productions bandcamp page.


Welcome to the site!

My name is Andrew Blaeser, and this is Free Range Human.

Rather than start a music blog that reviews all of the same tracks as other blogs, my goal is to shed some light on music that takes a little bit more effort to find. This blog is dedicated to the feeling you get going into a record store, searching through the bins and finding a hidden gem. For some reason, music that you had to work to obtain has a more profound effect on you, and stays with you. If you’re looking for easily accessible (both physically and intellectually) music this blog may not be for you.

Things are looking pretty bare right now, but this page will soon be filled with music previews and reviews. I see myself as the blogger equivalent of Forrest Gump; I may not know why I’m running, but if you follow me you might just find what you’re looking for.

Stay Tuned,