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Diaries of Love and War

by Benign

Benign is a prog/rock/electronic/power pop fusion with contemporary stylings. A sense of melancholy, drama, and hope collide here in an epic maelstrom of sound.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Protocol
4:00 $0.99
2. Sound
3:17 $0.99
3. Ana
4:52 $0.99
4. March of the Living
4:18 $0.99
5. Dance of the Dead
4:30 $0.99
6. Playground of the Gods
3:56 $0.99
7. Rue Ste Catherine
4:11 $0.99
8. Odysseus
3:46 $0.99
9. Pace
5:14 $0.99
10. Love and War
2:30 $0.99
11. Cambridge Circus
5:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Welcome to the realm of Benign. A world where international affairs and private affairs are blurred and indistinct. Where the fears of the world can touch you and where yours can touch the world. Where there is shadow and the enemies are unrecognised.
...And where there is hope.

You recognise this world.

It is your world.

And this is how it goes...

Benign is the studio project of musician Tim Goodacre who resides in London, UK. The music is the product of a fusion of styles, from the dark electronic pop-rock twistings of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode to the subtle musings of contemporary masters like Elbow and David Sylvian. Benign forges a new style that refuses to be categorised: drawn from many influences, from rock, pop, and world-music heritage, melded together for a fresh sound.

"Diaries of Love and War" is the debut album by Benign. It is a brooding affair, exploring the darker side of love in the unsettled age of terrorism and corporate decay. A journey through these times, the listener is transported through 11 tracks of passion, pain, and hope. The album was 3 years in the making and features guest performances by Peter Yttergren and Neil Bonfield.



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Tascha T. ~ Baby Girl

Tim with Benign hit the nail right on the head...
With meeting Tim on MySpace I LOVE to hear new and FRESH music. I bought the CD and was very happy with what all I heard. From start to finish Benign: Diaries of Love and War takes you through a ride of emotions and musical vibes. I recommend this cd to anyone out there looking to hear new and thoughtful music, something that has been missing for awhile in the music area if you ask me! Enjoy the ride and feelings that come with Diaries of Love and War!

Eva Aukema

I really like the music! Especially when you pump up the volume! THANKS

Annemarie Borg

Serious epic music to be reckoned with! a must!
Gives a whole new meaning to independant music.
This CD will leave you shaking, emotional and wanting more.
Protocol!!! fantastic sound, production and vocal...
The lyrics are some of my very favourite...great writing Tim!!!

So don't miss this CD...
xxx Annemarie


This is a fantastic album. Anybody who is not moved by "Cambridge Circus" is dead!


THANKS! You have made good music for relaxing, a place for resonance to the living, and something special and new to the dull life. Music without boundary and color. This can be found in my favorite songs: Protocol, March of the Living, and Dance of the Dead.
Again, heartedly thanks for widening my horizon to music!

Neil Bonfield

Fantastic debut CD!
This well produced CD is a fantastic debut from a talented and intelligent song-writer. The songs are wonderfully crafted and the lyrics are together haunting and moving. The imagery of Rue St Catherine leaves you wanting more, and the sheer power of Sound leaves you utterly breathless! Highly recommended!

Tony Murphy

About time
It's about time I reviewed this album. It's crap!

Seriously, though, this is one of the most original pieces of work I've heard in a very long time. This is genuinely progressive music (not prog!) and will appeal to many. From the dark streams of Protocol and Dance of the Dead, to the absolutely sublime Cambridge Circus (my current favourite song ever), this album will grab you by the nadgers and won't let go. Tim is not just one of my favourite musicians but, since purchasing this album, I have had the pleasure of meeting him several times, and he has become one of my favourite people. This album is a true reflection of the man. Uncompromising in his musical choices and in his view of the world, he would be destined, in a different world, to be a true superstar. Unassuming, intelligent, erudite and truly an all-round magnificent bloke.

Peter Yttergren

A top notch debut CD!
Benign aka Tim Goodacre takes you on a musical journey that leaves you wanting more. From start to finish this CD grabs your attention with solid songwriting and performances that are full of emotion. The production is top class. Diaries of Love and War is a welcome release in this time of the bubblegum pop-idols. If you're after music with substance you should check out this CD! It's highly recommended.


Excellent CD
I've been listening to the CD daily for the last two weeks. The whole CD is strong ~ Odysseus is one of the best songs I've heard in quite some time.

Ian Rushton

I love this album. It has become a personal favourite!
Sometimes people ask my what sort of music I like listening to. I usually try to define my tastes in terms of music I was brought up on and I'll typically quote band and artists that were around when I was younger. However, what I've found just recently is the whole task of defining my taste in music has become MUCH simpler thanks to this album. If someone were to ask me now what kind of music I enjoy I would direct them toward "Diaries of Love and War". This album encapsulates pretty much everything I like musically, it's both dark and light, lyrically absorbing and thought provoking, musically dynamic and emotional. The production, arrangements and mix are just fantastic and the vocal delivery I can not fault. I love this album. It has become a personal favourite!
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