Sampler – Ages New

2010 – compilation of Benedict I wrote some almost New Age music whilst working as Aeroplastic Voice. I couldn’t use the AV name so I used my own first name. The first album, Inland Sea, came as a surprise to me but I could never really let go of the style so kept revisiting, especially…

Time River

1998 – album as Benedict I wanted to make something back in the style of Inland Sea only allow myself to seem a bit more overtly ‘commercial’ New Age and less ‘dark’. I had also met a fellow who sent some of my music to a German Producer he knew who wanted to meet me with…

Series:1:2 / Choir

1994 – album+ as Benedict After Vision Of The Mystic I wanted to do more work in the Zen-style of letting things flow fast. The series pieces are a collection of short sound paintings that only took about a as long as the piece multiplied by the number of instruments. Editing and mixing was kept kept to…

Vision Of The Mystic

1994 – EP as Benedict I had become quite taken with Zen and Taoism at this time because of their simple yet accepting view of life. I felt that I wanted to play with some of those ideas in how I made music. Because I had almost always composed rigidly, either with a mouse to…

Seashell and Other Stories

1994 – EP as Benedict I moved to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and life there was interesting. People surfed or went to the gym. All the bands were Smooth Jazz or Hippie Fusion. There didn’t seem much in the way of choices outside of those. I wanted to combine my love of Pop with the New…

Otherworld Sky

1993 – album as Benedict Composing Inland Sea stuck with me. I wanted to better the last album with more of everything. In some ways I think I succeeded but in others I must have failed because I only sold one copy and I’m not sure they liked it. This is the original cover and…

Inland Sea

1992 – album as Benedict My Father actually asked me if I could write a relaxation or New Age album. I wan’t sure I could as my tastes generally ran much darker at the time. Al I knew about New Age music was that I didn’t really like it and the sound was generally rather airy (or…