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Away From The Many

by Richard X Bennett

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Richard X Bennett’s third Ropeadope release is a ambitious foray into a world of ambient futuristic piano. Inspired by cigarettes, insomnia, meditation, death and France, this is a mostly rhythmless evocation of a lonely planet. The piano is often electronically altered, sometimes subtly and sometimes overtly. One can hear a relaxed jazz phrasing in the presentation of the melodies as well as Bennett’s raga background in his use of unusual scales. He has also designed the electronics which frame the piano, with the exception of Loss and Gain and Planet AT which are duos with modular synthesist Angus Tarnawsky. The mood is lightened with a three part series of songs for melodica, “Sans Paroles”. All of the pieces are original except Elton John’s Bennie and the Jets which receives a distorted reimagining. Completing the set are two imaginative remixes by the English electronica collective HUW.

Bennett considers Away From the Many to be the completion of a trilogy. He says, “Experiments With Truth is music for action; What is Now is music for seduction; Away From the Many is music for contemplation and reflection. It’s what I play when no one is listening.”

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released April 20, 2018

All songs by Richard X Bennett except "Bennie and the Jets" (John & Taupin) and the two remixes which were produced and co-written by Aaron Dolton.

Richard X Bennett - piano, melodica, bass melodica & sound design
Angus Tarnawsky - modular synth (4 &14)
Adam Armstrong - acoustic bass (9)
Mitch Lyon - cello (10 & 15)
mastered by Teddy Kumpel
(9, 10, 14, 15, 16 & 17 mastered by Aaron Dolton)

Cover design by Prim Chuensumran
Photos by Paula Jeanine Bennett

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Richard X Bennett Brooklyn, New York

In New York composer/pianist Richard X Bennett's groups have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, he has toured over twenty countries.. He has six albums on Indian labels including two from "Times Music", India's biggest label.
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