The View From Vega

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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 recor-
ding 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.

Tracklist

  1. The View From Vega (Part I)
  2. The View From Vega (Part II)
  3. The View From Vega (Part III)
  4. The View From Vega (Part IV)
  5. The View From Vega (Part V)
  6. The View From Vega (Part VI)