Ben Shemie

A Skeleton

Hands In The Dark HITD 045
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Hailing from Suuns, Canadian Ben Shemie offers up his first solo work, A Skeleton. An experimental pop album of cold synthetic sounds with touches of psychedelia.

Based on his live, itinerant experiments, the whole album was recorded in a single take with no overdub. Shemie has left traces of the atmosphere of each recording space, adding an element of chaos and unpredictability alongside his masterful/dexterous manipulation of the equipment.

The voices and instruments sound as if they were drawn from a not-too-distant future in which artificial intelligence has taken over human life and mutated into an artist. The album recounts the random wanderings and metaphysical rêveries of a skeleton - the fantasy muse of the machine, devoid of sex or race, a neutral entity.

The refined, minimal sonic narration is executed with astonishing precision and sensitivity. With A Skeleton, Shemie has definitely painted us a refreshing avant-garde picture.

Ben Shemie: A Skeleton

First Ben Shemie 2' 20''
Baby Blue Ben Shemie 4' 10''
A Skeleton Ben Shemie 3' 53''
Fourth Ben Shemie 45''
Arms Down Ben Shemie 3' 35''
Sixth Ben Shemie 2' 24''
Lust Ben Shemie 2' 09''
Differently Ben Shemie 3' 35''
I Know You Feel The Same Ben Shemie 3' 53''
Do Do Do Ben Shemie 4' 30''

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