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The View From Vega (DiN82)

by Benge

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    The beautiful artwork image for The View From Vega by Wendy Carroll on black premium quality Gildan Ringspun short sleeved t-shirt.
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    Limited edition of 10 numbered & signed fine art prints by the artist & photographer Wendy Carroll. Total print size 22" x 16", image size 18" x 12".

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about

Ben Edwards, better known by his pseudonym Benge, has been exploring the sonic possibilities of electronic instruments since he was a young boy, in the1970s. After graduating from art school in 1990 he set up his own music studio and started recording his unique blend of experimental electronica, culminating in his debut album "Electro-Orgoustic Music" and the formation of Expanding Records in 1995. Since then he has released dozens of albums as Benge, as well as collaborating with various luminaries from the electronic music world on many other album projects. He has formed several notable and ongoing bands such as John Foxx & The Maths, Wrangler (with Stephen Mallinder / Cabaret Voltaire and Phil Winter / Tunng), Fader (with Neil Arthur / Blancmange), and his most recent project Creep Show (Wrangler + John Grant). Benge's creative output now centres around his Memetune Studio Complex, located in one of the UKs remotest moorland locations, writing and producing his various music projects as well as making video art and TV programmes about his activities.

“The View From Vega”, his debut solo album on the DiN imprint, is primarily an ambient suite of tracks inspired by the space-music typically produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It uses a selection of vintage synthesisers, sequencers and FX units to provide a fertile sonic landscape to explore. The idea was to use simple sequences (using both analogue and digital units), sustained synthesiser pads and electronic piano improvisations, alongside various ancient delay, flange and reverb units. The beautiful, warm quality of the tones that exude from such instruments are very evident on the six tracks that slowly unfold their oscillations in organic, melodic soundscapes.

An unashamedly vintage sounding album in all its analogue glory, “The View From Vega” is released both as a 180g Vinyl edition and a Digipak CD with stunning artwork from Wendy Carroll that matches the music perfectly.

credits

released October 6, 2023

Written and recorded by Benge at Memetune Studios, England, February 2023.
Mastered by Benge April 2023.

Studio blog: myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com

"This is a primarily ambient suite of tracks inspired by the space-music typically produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It uses a selection of vintage synthesisers, sequencers and FX units to provide a fertile sonic landscape to explore. The idea was to use simple sequences (using both analogue and digital units), sustained synthesiser pads and electronic piano improvisations, alongside various ancient delay, flange and reverb units”.

The equipment used was as follows:

Synthesisers:
Moog Modular IIIC
Polyfusion Modular
Roland SH5 / System 100 / Piano-Plus-70
Yamaha CP30 / SS30
EMS VCS3
ARP Chroma

Sequencers:
Roland MC4
Moog Dual 960 (Cloned)
EMS TKS

FX Units:
Dynacord TAM21 Stereo Flanger/Doubler
Dynacord DRP16 Reverb
Dynacord DRS78 Reverb / Delay
Polyfusion Modular Phase unit
Electro-Harmonix Smallstone Phaser

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The DiN ambient label was set up by Ian Boddy in 1999 to release ambient electronica that bridged the gap between the analogue sound of the early 70's synth pioneers and the digital soundscapes of the more experimental modern exponents of electronic music. ... more

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