Winner! Best Instrumental – 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards

2016 Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMAs)

2016 Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMAs)

On Wednesday 26 October I was honoured to accept the award for the “Best Instrumental” category in the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards!

The MusicOz AIMAs are one of the last remaining opportunities for recognition of independent musicians in this country. And a huge shot in the arm for me – my style of music is independent at best. What this means my friends is that prog rock can still be a thing!

There’s even a video of the presentation!

To celebrate, the winning track, “Critical Mass Part 2”, is now available for free download for a limited time!

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The winning track! Critical Mass Part 2

(Just click “Buy Now” on the Bandcamp page and enter a price of zero, nada, nothing!)

Free Single Download – No Specific Harm + Aquamarine

Now available for free download Рfor a limited time only Рis the double A-side single release of No Specific Harm and Aquamarine.

This version of Aquamarine is a new edit unavailable anywhere else. It features a nice little acoustic guitar solo towards the end. I debated long and hard (with the other band members) about including it in the original album version. But in the end, the solo was sacrificed to give the album a rare moment of breathing space.

A single edit is different though. It’s an opportunity to cram as much information as possible into three minutes!

The single can be downloaded for free from bencraven.bandcamp.com.