Benjamin Dauer’s debut ambient album, “Burning of Wine”, is out now on Distance Recordings – available as a FREE download.
Benjamin will be on the upcoming Relaxed Machinery – Sleep Mode compilation. I’m very happy he’s a part of Relaxed Machinery and very pleased to see Burning of Wine released, I’ve heard it many times and highly recommend it!
From Distance Recordings:
Benjamin Dauer is a Washington, D.C based musician and composer who has most recently been working on scores for choreographed modern dance pieces. He has previously released on Distance as part of the duo Offsets, a long distance collaboration with Scottish musician Dominic Dixon.
‘Burning of Wine’ is his debut album under his own name and was recorded especially for Distance. The album is both spacious and subdued, and this is contrasted with moments of dense sonic intensity. Benjamin combines digital sounds with occasional processed field recordings and subtle swells from the bass guitar, his main instrument, creating a well balanced contrast between organic and inorganic textures. The deep sub bass pulses, digital drones and high frequency melodic turns already present throughout the album have all been given further emphasis by the mastering treatment carried out by James Plotkin, whose previous clients have included: Sunn 0))), Earth, Nadja and Fennesz.
Headphone listening especially recommended.
All songs by Benjamin Dauer
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography/Textures courtesy of Ed Fladung, Christopher Redmond & Michelle Brand
Download the full album in hi-res mp3 (320kbps) or FLAC: http://distancerecordings.com/dist018