2005 – album as Benedict Roff-Marsh
My life was on a point of change during making this album. One change I was fully aware of (a new partner) but the other, while I had felt its symptoms, I hadn’t acknowledged. Looking back I see a growing sense of isolation in my day job is shown in many of these tracks, they often hark back to my earlier years and influences.
The album name is taken from the track of the same name and the cover shows the second meaning. My music is an expression of my internal life.
Take Tonight sees me revisit the idea of a song in the way I fell into as Column 3-57. I’m such a poor singer but still love the extra value that words ca give in expressing ideas. I think my love for John Foxx has a lot to do with this style of songwriting.
Equilibrium Regain has obvious Brian Eno/Harold Budd leanings.
Pieces on Growings Benedict Roff-Marsh Sampler