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2009-02-19 11:29:27 UTC
Ben Woods is a full time student at the University of Plymouth UK, where all of his music is written and recorded. His music is written to audibly represent recent emotions and feelings with regard to situation, experience and circumstance. His music is the most honest form of expression to himself. His latest work is predominantly piano based but Ben is always working on the newest approach he discovers. He has been working on a series of acoustic guitar lead soundscapes and has also been experimenting with turning written acoustic songs into beautifully layered drones. 'Moments' - 30 April 2009 'Following in the creative vein of his last album, it engulfs the listener in a welcoming wash of processed piano and strings, leaving plenty of room for solemn introspection or blissful repose. Crystal clear production and delicately arranged layers continue to mark Ben's dedication and passion. 'Nymh: Realms of Detachment' - 27 October 2008 Constructed primarily from the sounds of a processed piano, this album swells and fades in a most pleasantly organic fashion. Think Stars of the Lid on piano and you might be close. With vast plateaus of reverb and subtle but effective use of distortion, Nymh conjures up a thick atmosphere that you can almost taste at times. [ MySpace ] | [ Last.Fm ] Artist - Ben Woods Album - Nymh: Realms of Detachment [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2008 Genre - Minimal, Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Mod-classical, Ambient-drone / Classical-drone Tracklist 1 Raindrops Deliver Messages From Above 6:31 2 From Blue to Grey 7:21 3 Inevitable 7:29 4 Realms of Detachment 6:38 5 Walls of Sound 6:40 6 Flying Over Remnants 5:10 7 A Distorted Recollection 5:20 8 Waving at a Distance 1:42 9 Watching Pillars Dissolve 6:55 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Woods - Nymh: Realms of Detachment -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ben Woods Album - Liaise in Silence [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2008 Genre - Minimal, Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Mod-classical, Ambient-drone / Classical-drone Tracklist 1 Approaching Lights 5:22 2 Leaning on Atrophy 5:35 3 An Abbreviated Lifeline 5:28 4 We Remembered 3:55 5 As I Wonder 4:16 6 Welcoming Change 5:34 7 Rebuild in Silence 4:02 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Woods - Liaise in Silence -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ben Woods Album - Moments [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2009 Genre - Minimal, Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Mod-classical, Ambient-drone / Classical-drone Tracklist 01 After the Wind 4:55 02 As We Drift Away 5:04 03 We've Abandoned Everything 3:55 04 No Word From Above 2:00 05 Moments of Realisation 5:36 06 Lights of a Tired City 3:27 07 Stare Out in Silence 6:30 08 Lay Back and Shoot Stars 5:32 09 When We Knew No Different 3:09 10 Pictures Fade 4:09 11 The Brightest Lights in the Darkest Skies 8:15 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Woods - Moments -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ben Woods Album - Things Weren't Always This Way [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2009 Genre - Minimal, Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Mod-classical, Ambient-drone / Classical-drone Tracklist 1 To Set Before They Rise 6:17 2 Floods of Colour 4:50 3 Across the Skies 2:00 4 Things Weren't Always This Way 4:39 5 Leaving Them Only 4:26 6 To Drift and Fade 4:52 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Woods - Things Weren't Always This Way -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ben Woods Album - A Collection of Thoughts Release Date - 2008 Genre - Minimal, Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Mod-classical, Ambient-drone / Classical-drone Tracklist 01 Taking Small Steps Pt. 1 1:13 02 A Calm Yet Determined Wind 3:39 03 Left at Sea 6:01 04 A Crowded Corridor 4:11 05 About to Fall 4:21 06 Running After Clouds 5:46 07 Walking Away Unwillingly 3:23 08 Waking Up With Stories of You to Tell Nobody 3:55 09 A List of Things I Said I Would Do 2:57 10 Taking Small Steps Pt. 2 2:55 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Woods - A Collection of Thoughts Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Simeon ten Holt ~ Bosques De Mi Mente - Trenes De Juguete ~ Andrei Machado - Lacuna ~ Yann Tiersen - The Black Session ~ Yann Tiersen - Tabarly -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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