Volume VI

by Benjin

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The 6th solo release from Benjin. Stylistically varied, it incorporates sound collage, string arrangements, poetry, songs, and found sounds.

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released March 17, 2014

Sam Murray : Drums on Tongues of Turquoise
Hamza Beg: Voice on Tongues of Turquoise
Lora Linhares Marx: Fragmented Vocal Sample on Blossom

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Benjin London, UK

A London based multi instrumentalist, Benjin has played in a number of experimental groups over the last decade and currently plays cello in the hip hop group FUR. His solo work uses classical guitar, cello, harp, clarinet, vocals, field recordings and found sounds. Having released his last two solo records in 2014 2016 sees him work with Noisedolls Records releasing Volume VII on September 17th. ... more

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Track Name: The Early Riser
I know a man who gets up early
eats his breakfast and seizes the day
Wife and Kids By age 30, Friends at work say he's well on the way

A Pious Man will get up early
A novel concept of starting the day
He goes to church to walk on water
not sure god really meant it that way

Imagine a Man who gets up early
Another Habit of industrial Age
A broke musician who is turning 30
Waking up for Match of the Day
Track Name: Celestial Scale (instrumental version)
former lyrics were:

complex as it seems the waves are colliding in time
the planets rotations are humming the melody lines
and to search for notation has never crossed my mind
even with patience im not sure there's meaning to find
so ill stand at the shore dancing light as it plays in the spray
and catch on the breeze the way the celestial scales
ill meet you here twice a day
where the waves meet the bay
Track Name: Blossom (featuring Lora)
my favourite thing in all the world: Blossom
Track Name: Sans Soleil
Maybe its the changing light that plays upon the plot
Or maybe its the falling trees exchanging chip for chop
People say we cant achieve, its like pulling roots to ignore the leaves
But it seems to me something changed when the sun climbed down today

If they take the sun away we'll be ones to provide the spark
Chart a course from constellations and navigate by stars
And when the stars no longer shine we wont be left out in the dark
Expecting us to tow the line with curriculum thats ill defined thats too much

It seems to me something changed when the sun climbed down today (X2)
Track Name: Tongues Turquoise (with Hamza Beg)
There are plenty of places to play at praying
Places that plough pathways to you
Down my cheeks, Down my chin
As i crumble in cold humiliation
As i feel you
Heart beating with every sob

Relief plastered on walls
Enlayed with exaulsion
Carved Intricately
Fingers that follow scripture
Tongues that twist Turquoise
Below hushed verses
Veneration
That Pumps blood
From heart to brain and there you lay
Closer than the vein in my neck
Tracing every breath of mine,
Of Yours

To Allah we belong to him is our return