One day in 2015 Ben Glas was narcissistically googling his own name and stumbled upon the work of Ben Glass. It was evident there was an affinity in the minimal experimental sound and music the two made.
Glas emailed Glass, who at first assumed it was a phishing scam. But after corresponding for a while, Glass sent some sample stems to be remixed. Glas opted to travel to London and physically hand him a USB drive with the remix on it. They met at a basement gig in Deptford, and then talked excitedly over Vietnamese food.
Glas created two excellent remixes for Ben Glass' recent Phonons EPs, and they ended up continuing their musical dialogue. Over a period of months tracks have been emailed back and forth. This release is the record of that process.
released October 9, 2018
All tracks produced by Ben Glass and/or Ben Glas
Drums on track 5 by Marcin Dzierbun of Mirna Ray
Ben Glass - UK
Ben Glass makes minimalist electronic psychedelic music. He has released a series of EPs and remixed a number of acts including now, Weird Gear, Ben Barrett and Tim Burgess. He also runs Electric Sound record label and live events.
Ben Glas - USA
Ben Glas (b. 1992) is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in Portland, OR. Through ephemeral compositions Glas' work questions preconceived notions between passive and active participation, collapses the difference between hearing and listening; listening and experiencing. In seeking to explore open ended forms of music and listening perspectives, Glas' compositions focus on subjective perception, via the use of acoustics, psychoacoustics, text-based pieces and site responsivity as tools for sonic composition.
Ben Glass founded Electric Sound in 2010 to stage live events and release music by himself and likeminded others. ES released their first compilation in 2011, featuring acts from the label with some like-minded associates. It was reviewed by The Quietus thequietus.com/articles/06736-free-comp-by-new-indie-electric-sound-records
and can be streamed or downloaded here electricsound.bandcamp.com/album/esrcdr01