Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Benguela release Bush Radio Live album on Bandcamp!!

On the 6th of October 2003 Benguela were invited to play live on Brendon Bussy's "Made up Sounds from the Then and There". This was very briefly a live monthly feature on Martin Sims' show 'ardkore which aired on Cape Town's community station Bush Radio. The show got unceremoniously canned in early 2004. Martin made the recording, using three Sennheiser MD 441-U's through a Soundcraft SAC100 broadcast mixer direct to Minidisc and it now available for download for the very first time. You can also now download all of Benguela's albums on Bandcamp and pay whatever you feel is right.

Martin emailed after the show: "A stripped down Benguela improvised half an hour of the most hypnotic jazzy post rock. It was bass drum, snare, cymbal, guitar, stick bass and a whole colony of effect pedals operated by telepathic musicians. It was spectacular."

"classy 2003 delighting-in-life quiet improv steady-rhythm-ride band brilliance by Benguela !!! - quote = "hypnotic jazzy post-rock" !!! - don't be alarmed - minimal & unwacky too - ie excellent !" - pyongyangplastics