Patreon Update – Download “Spy In The Sky” by ProgAustralis

So, the video went up a couple of weeks ago .. and here’s the audio for download.

The track has evolved here a bit further than last time I played it at the Last Chance To Hear album launch – which you can still listen to here

Specifically .. a bit more creative percussion accompanying Mr Shatner. And a bit of a guitar/keyboard solo duel at the end, courtesy of Tim Bennetts on keys.

Still editing the rest of the gig and it will eventually be posted on Patreon in its entirety!

You can access all my Patreon content from as little as $1 USD per month.

ProgAustralis – “The Court Of The Crimson King”

“The Court Of The Crimson King” … also teasing “Starless” – live at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Australia, 6 July 2019. 

ProgAustralis are:
Tim Bennetts – keys, vocals
Ben Craven – guitar, vocals, loops

Audio download available soon for Patreon supporters, along with the promised Spy In The Sky!

Season’s Greetings!

Hi everyone!

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Lively Life Day and Sparkling Solstice.

Thank you for your support during the year, and special thanks to my amazing Patreon subscribers.

So here’s a quick list of what you might have missed from Camp Craven over the last few weeks:

From the ProgAustralis show earlier this year, Tim Bennetts and I unleash the latest version of Spy In The Sky (featuring William Shatner), now with more Star Trek!

We also tease with a bit of Sorrow. Next time we’ll learn the whole song.

The lost second episode of the FrankenOpenDiscussion podcast, confusingly masquerading as the third episode. Opening enthusiasm for Rick Beato and the recent Tool album swiftly transforms into a rousing debate about how artists can get paid for their work in the age of streaming.

Behind the music! The making of “Turn Out The Light” and how the ‘Fido collaborated to record one of the most significant* songs in the history of music itself.

*Your definition of “significant” may differ from that of Frankenfido, its subsidiaries and shareholders.

Have a wonderful break and remember – kids, don’t do drugs.

New music & video (Frankenfido & ProgAustralis)

Just a quick update to let you know I have new music out there!

Recently released with Frankenfido is our new song “Watcher On The Wall”. It’s a melancholy acoustic track that builds up to a huge chorus and an inevitable guitar solo. (Can you believe it?)

Available now from Bandcamp!

And, from my recent ProgAustralis show with Tim Bennetts, here’s our first performance from the evening, Echoes, in all its twenty minute glory:

More videos soon – I’ll be uploading them as I finish mixing down the audio!

Live show, new music and … a question!

Hi everyone. Long time no update!

First up .. On Friday 5 July I’ll be playing a secret gig at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove (Brisbane) as part of a new duo called ProgAustralis. Tim Bennetts and I will perform the music of Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson and .. Ben Craven! Please head to our website if you’d like to grab tickets, or just want more information:
http://www.progaustralis.com

Next! Filling the airwaves on all good Australian radio stations as we speak, is the new track Turn Out The Light by my other band, Frankenfido. It’s a gothic tale of a man beyond redemption, with a loving nod towards 80’s production values. I really had a lot of fun with this track. Check it out at:
https://frankenfidosongtraks.bandcamp.com

And finally, a question for you. A new Ben Craven album will be coming out very soon and I’ve started thinking about options for physical release. I’m leaning towards ditching CD altogether this time and going for vinyl only. Of course, a high-resolution lossless digital download would still be available separately. But I’d really appreciate your feedback.

What’s your preferred format for purchasing or listening to music?

1 – CD only (with download)
2 – Vinyl only (with download)
3 – CD and vinyl (with download)
4 – Download only. Who needs physical!
5 – Streaming only. No purchase!

Well there you have it. Until next time!