New Reviews and Interview

Hi everyone. A couple more reviews here for the new album. The first one makes some really extraordinary comparisons!

Midwest Record

Time Off magazine was gracious enough to interview me for their issue last week. I think it’s fascinating to read the interviewer’s interpretation of my comments..

Time Off – Ben Craven interview

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the album launch last Friday! I’ve just got hold of the raw video footage, and hope to post some clips soon.

Reviews and Launch Update

Hi everyone.  Just a few quick updates!

My new album, Great & Terrible Potions, will be released next Monday and will be available from this website. Some advance reviews have slipped out already, and I’m excited to say they read pretty well:

Muzik Reviews
Dangerdog Music Reviews

The album has also been featured on prog rock radio shows in the US:

Afterglow on WMUH
Epic Prog with The Lurker

In fact, if you’d like to hear a sneak preview of three tracks (Aquamarine, Diabolique and Nobody Dies Forever Part 1), you can even download the podcast from Epic Prog.

And finally, a reminder that the album launch is happening this Friday, that is if you’re in the Brisbane, Australia area..

Venue: Caxton Hotel, Cocktail Bar (upstairs)
Address: Caxton St, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Time: From 7pm
Entry: FREE

Support act Luke Sorensen will be playing an acoustic set from 7:30pm, and I’ll be coming on at around 8:30pm. Plenty of time to catch up and have a drink beforehand and afterwards! And of course, CDs will be available on the night, for $20 each.

Hope to see you on Friday night!

Polish Review of Two False Idols

I’ve just come across this new translation of a Polish review of Two False Idols, courtesy of, ermm, Microsoft Translator.

I have been reliably informed that Artur Chachlowski’s original review is poetic, glowing, and a pleasure to read. There exists the outside possibility that this translation therefore is not entirely accurate, and might be considered for entertainment purposes only.

For instance, I am mildly concerned about the DTS surround version of the album being referred to as a “Frisbee”.

Update! [3 June 2009]

As commissioned by Gus, and performed by Kasia, here’s a real translation! Many thanks to the human beings involved!

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