This is a collection of simple pieces of music and sound-ambience collected from the online content of Benge via his Memetune Studios website, Its Full Of Stars. The title ETHERWAVES is derived from the idea that these pieces have existed ‘in the ether’, so to speak, and were until now only available as sound-tracks to various demonstration videos of synthesiser experiments and programming studies featured on the Memetune site over the past 10 years. Each piece is a live performance on one instrument, and they all follow a similar compositional approach, whereby slowly evolving sounds are teased out of the synthesisers in an attempt to learn something of the tonality of the device at hand
like Rindenberg says..."like floating in a forest, half asleep, drifting away..."
I can't believe there are so many wonderful & fantastical atmospheres wondering around in Steve's head....but I am especially grateful that he is able to set them free! Brian Bourassa