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Inside Your Head

by McKechnie & de Benedictis

Otherworldly, ambient chill instrumental vintage synthesizer music performed live circa 1983, remastered in 2017: think 'Stranger Things' TV soundtrack, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tycho...Way ahead of its time.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All Rising
McKechnie & de Benedictis
7:42 $0.99
2. Embryo
McKechnie & de Benedictis
20:58 $0.99
3. Heartbeat
McKechnie & de Benedictis
4:42 $0.99
4. Inside Your Head
McKechnie & de Benedictis
17:42 $0.99
5. To a Greater Place
McKechnie & de Benedictis
7:35 $0.99
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“Inside Your Head”
McKechnie & de Benedictis

Reissue of live-to-tape Synthesizer Music from 1983 (originally issued as a cassette tape in 1984), now remastered for digital.

The path to partnership can be instantaneous or a journey. In the case of McKechnie & de Benedictis it was a journey. From teacher and student to colleague and partner, developed over years in the studio programming synths and experimenting with recording and mixing, and after getting Rhodes Chroma synthesizers in 1982, (serial numbers 104 and 105), the duo starting making music together.

The rendering of “Inside Your Head” was in many ways the culmination of years of dedicated exploration of new and ground-braking instruments and the industrious collaboration between Doug McKechnie, an early live performer with the Moog modular in the late 60’s and Paul de Benedictis, an avid student of music, musical software and synthesizers in the early ’80s.

While a few years later both would become founding members of the ‘San Francisco Synthesizer Ensemble’, they began performing as a duo called “New Logic.” It was during this time that they collaborated with visualist and master photographer Wernher Krutein in a series of concerts called “The Electric Travelogue”.

The entire collection of pieces comprising “Inside Your Head” were recorded mostly at Doug McKechnie’s studio on Potrero Hill in San Francisco in 1983. In a series of sessions lasting only a few days, inspired by their Rhodes Chroma sounds and its arpeggiator, and Wernher’s stunning visuals, Doug and Paul improvised the music in several live overdubs that resulted in a dream-state assemblage of otherworldly musical landscapes. Dynamic, ambient chill instrumental vintage synthesizer music performed live: think 'Stranger Things' TV soundtrack, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tycho, Way ahead of its time.

Languishing for years in the archives, this special moment is being reintroduced by McKechnie & de Benedictis for your listening pleasure. Secure the headphones and drift away, or head out in your car for a long drive and turn it up…or start painting a new picture. Enjoy!



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