Ben New | The Western Front of Dreams

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The Western Front of Dreams

by Ben New

The 4th release from composer Ben New is an epic, lush, & seductive journey through remarkable musical landscapes constructed from psyche, heart, and craft.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Inside Out
3:54 $0.99
2. Gone to Pieces
7:38 $0.99
3. In Your Quantum Box
6:38 $0.99
4. Across the Great Divide
7:44 $0.99
5. Follow My Footsteps
4:11 $0.99
6. Jersey Sailor & the Moon
5:55 $0.99
7. Curved Space Time
7:05 $0.99
8. The Western Front of Dreams
10:02 $0.99
9. We're Walking On the Moon
4:56 $0.99
10. The Dogs of War
4:45 $0.99
11. Entanglement
4:30 $0.99
12. Godzilla Guaguanco
6:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
First let's be clear about what this music is's not about pickup trucks, booze in plastic cups, or women that leave you. It's substantial. If you like a little substance in your music, you may find this to be just your cup of tea then. The music on "Western Front Of Dreams" has been described by fans as having elements of Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp, The Beatles, and David Lindley ska vibes. It's's related to pop and rock...but not exactly the same thing. The key to really appreciating the album is the layers...songs all have layers to them both musically and conceptually. There is immediate gratification, but there are subtle hues and complete twists that reveal themselves only with repeated listens. Conceptually It's a search for some sort of detente where the matters of heart and the matters of the mind coexist precariously, but coexist none the less.
Ben New is indeed a masterful songwriter and performer with a unique style that fuses elements of seemingly diametrical concepts into cohesive and ultimately beautiful wholes. The lyrics are guaranteed not to insult your intelligence. The music is crafty and expressive, covering a remarkably wide range of genres.
You'll be treated to unexpected but truly satisfying orchestrations and arrangements with dynamic twists wrapped around surprising rich timbres featuring everything from banjos, to lap steel guitars, to wood flutes and melodica. Yet the guitar arrangements, chord voicings, and soloing are definitely worth the price of admission in themselves. Ben's virtuosity on guitar is evident even when not the focus of a piece. Be prepared for a memorable experience exploring this music.
It's deep and iconoclastic while remaining wholly accessible.



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