FrankenFriday – “Bluesy Fillmore (Jam)”

Presenting: “Bluesy Fillmore (Jam)”

This is a 10-minute jam we recorded spontaneously, fully expecting to whittle it down later on. Turns out that was crazy talk. Without fear of overstatement, this is the holy grail for Frankenfidofetishists everywhere! So sit back, light up your favourite herb, and imagine the vinyl spinning.

Ben – guitar
Malcolm – keys
Geoff – bass
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 30 June, 2017.

FrankenFriday – “Blood On The Fretboard (Jam)”

Presenting: “Blood On The Fretboard (Jam)”

Geoff sliced open his finger over lunch. We bandaged him up and got on with playing anyway. This particular spontaneous jam ended abruptly unfortunately and we sent him to the blood bin.

Malcolm – keys
Ben – guitar
Geoff – bass
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 25 September 2016.

FrankenFriday – “Hymn For A Pool Cleaner 1 (Jam)”

Welcome to the inaugural FrankenFriday!

Occasionally I get together with these guys and we just play. Anything. For fun. The tapes are always rolling and bits of music fall out. I hope to bring you some random clips from these sessions over the following weeks.

Presenting: “Hymn For A Pool Cleaner 1 (Jam)”

Malcolm – keys
Ben – guitar
Geoff – keys
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 25 September 2016.

Ready To Flange The Chorus

Here’s a rough mix of Ready To Lose, from the studio session with the three-piece a few weekends ago.

In the absence of a crowded roomful of musicians, there are a few different touches to the arrangement instead. They might have well gone into the original recording had I thought of them at the time..

Things To Come

Last Saturday the three-piece got together in the studio for an all-day session to capture our current live arrangements. This, we hope, will address our current habit of forgetting them. There were also a number of cameras present, so now there’s a double-whammy of audio and video waiting to be mixed and edited together. It captured a great moment in time and I’m hoping it will see an official release down the track.

Here is a sneak-peek of the opener, Diabolique. Just pretend your eyes are closed. Featuring Chad “The American” Borchard on bass, and Jason “Bloke Falling Down A Long Set Of Stairs With Drum Kit In Hand” Green.

Soundscape – Golden Band

PRESENTING, the first in a series of soundscapes created by some bloke with the original multitracks and too much time on his hands.

Should be a few more on the way soon.

For those who just came in, Golden Band is a key track off my first album, Two False Idols. It sounds almost, but not completely, unlike this.

[audio:http://bencraven.com/blogposts/20110213_soundscape_golden_band/Ben_Craven_-_Golden_Band_(Soundscape).mp3]

RSPCA Gratitude Program

I was recently asked by Jasmin and Chris at Media Force Productions if I’d be interested in creating some music for a corporate video they were producing.

Damn straight, I told them. So I quickly wrote a song, to spec, in between recording sessions for the new album.

It’s completely different from anything you’ll hear on ‘Great & Terrible Potions‘. It’s not multi-layered, indulgent, pompous, or completely over the top.

But it still has some redeeming features!

Let me know what you think. You can hear it opening the clip. I should probably get in there and finish it.