Ben Warfield songs of light and dust ambient electronic music album philadelphia

Celestial Sounds by Ben Warfield

Ben Warfield songs of light and dust ambient electronic music album philadelphia

Benjamin Warfield is a scientific researcher and musician living in Philadelphia. Also, he is a friend of mine and that makes me even more proud to announce that a couple of weeks ago he released an album.  Entitled Songs of Light and Dust, the LP is eight free-floating tracks of electronic wonderment inspired by space travel and the biological need for both light and darkness. “Music for planetariums“, indeed! I would suggest meditating or doing some deep breathing exercises while playing this…there are some literally out-of-this-world vibes going on with here as the tracks celebrate, mourn, warn, and generally serve to create a clear picture of We Are Not Alone.  Like Stars of the Lid and Cluster (both cited as inspirations), Mr. Warfield’s songs have a subtle but very real emotional affect, building with patience, changing keys seemingly at random allowing the buoyant tones to alternate between sounding life-threatening and life-affirming.  I have listened to this album writing my last few posts and I am looking forward to listening to it a whole lot more.  Way to go, Ben!

Give the album a listen over at Data Garden, who also released the album.

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