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[ Written by: | 16 Mar 2017 | One Comment | ]

Some new music recently from Ninja Tune – a label that I’ve always loved and been into up and down over the years depending on my level of weed intake and/or interest in the kind of sample based trip hop I initially associated them with. For long stretches I haven’t paid much attention to them but they’re still going after 27 years so respect for that at least. This year however they seem to have some interesting releases lined up with the two I’m about to mention …

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[ Written by: | 17 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Finally out floating around on vinyl is Superpitcher’s rework of Joakim’s cover of Neil Young’s “on the beach”. For awhile in the mid 00s Superpitcher was one of my favourite producers and while I no longer check his stuff religiously I have a soft spot for this mix.

Here’s the original Neil Young which I’ve always enjoyed too.

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[ Written by: | 15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Here’s something from last year, Villalobos having a lengthy reshake of Aussie experimentalist Oren Ambarchi on the latter’s tasty black truffle label. Submit yourself to its murky depths!

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[ Written by: | 5 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

Been a bit quiet on the sounds of the summer here – but the flow of music just doesn’t stop. After quite a bit of back and forthing a stack of vinyl was ordered, assembled and gratefully received at casa del benny.
A highlight of the order is the (slightly) mysterious “Thoughtstream” – by Dices and AEM Rhythm Cascade. The first release on new Scottish label “12th Isle”, the contents are an eclectic mix of hazy ambient, warm synths, and some more beat focused work. Bit …

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[ Written by: | 25 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Super busy and every time I think of doing something to put up here (new mix, new chart, new blather) I don’t have enough time, so I figure lets just roll out some individual tunes I like from time to time and see how we go.
Recently been digging Fast Moving Cars forthcoming on Blackest Ever Black. Digging the dubwise production and detached delivery, bonus video of Carla(?) going swimming presumably somewhere in Australia – there might be crocs in that water.

‘Fast Moving Cars’: the debut solo single from Carla dal …

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[ Written by: | 20 Dec 2015 | One Comment | ]

Well here we go with a lazy 20 of my favourite releases of 2015, all stacked up in Juno. Only rules were excluding albums, and no particular order.
A lot of people complain about end of year lists but I am the type of nerd who gets into lists, and you can find a whole bunch of new music this way and that can’t be bad. Get in there.

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[ Written by: | 7 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

It’s me again, your boy Benny, back again after a hiatus of a few gloomy weeks. It rained non stop for about 3 weeks. I had my head down with work and study and little fun and it seemed like things were never going to come good. In such times I turn to music and Blackest Ever Black’s comp I can’t give you the life you want was on hand to accentuate the gloom.
I’ve probably mentioned my fondness for this label before, and they continue …

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[ Written by: | 27 Aug 2015 | One Comment | ]

Once again I’m back with a couple of recommendations for the BMP and the wider world on the net.
Track-wise a dip in humidity this week hasn’t caused a dip in my ongoing enjoyment of balearic vibes. If you like your Villages Quiet, your Feels International, and your Jose’s Padilla’d then you might enjoy this from Tom Furse of the Horrors, who at times I’m quite partial to as well. Dropping the darkness of his band he whips up a selection of sedate and sedated wooshers..

Comp wise, …

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[ Written by: | 17 Jul 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

Did I miss stink-finger.com? Yes.
Did I think it would return? Honestly, no.
Will it last, now we’re all older, wiser, more haggard, as death’s cold hands steal ever closer? I’m pretty confident it will.
Am I still spending my free and not so free time obsessing over music? Yeah pretty much.
Did I already have a lazy juno chart of my favourite albums from the first half of 2015 knocked up and ready to roll? Yes I did.
Are rhetorical questions a lazy way of introducing that? Yes absolutely.
Here’s my favourite 19* albums so …

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[ Written by: | 14 Sep 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Music I like!

Lazy youtubery post sorry!
Some musical enthusiasms of recent times:
This summer has been the summer of Dam Funk!

Untold brings yet another piece of awesome:

Beautiful work as usual from wax (who apparently has now pretty much been revealed to be shed):

Listening to James Blake really loud is a necessary pleasure but I think it made me hurt my neck:

Joy Orbison, best name twisting since Jichael Mackson, and some great music too!:

Lil Silva – ‘Different’ – its heavy!:

Michel Cleis – ‘Dark Glasses’ – lots of drums happening:

I’m pretty much consistently excited about music …