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bengalfuel - toth (3inch cd)


ARTIST // bengalfuel
LABEL // hibernate (uk)
CAT // hb036cm


Bengalfuel is the work of Lou DiBenedetto and Joe LiTrenta, two friends who grew up together in New Jersey. Each has produced music separately for years; Lou as Dentist, and Joe under the moniker, Doc Deem. At the end of 2009, they created Bengalfuel: a collaborative project combining elements of both of their musical styles. Since, they have released 'Durban' on Polish netlabel Isolationism and an EP on Rural Colours called 'Feldspar.'

Bengalfuel draws its inspiration from surrounding ghosts and spiritual entities. The duo see their music as an offering, making peace with tormented souls. These explorations began in Joes former residence, a haunted house. A recent move brought him to a much bigger lake area, also once inhabited by Native Americans. There is a lot of work to be done there for Bengalfuel.

The recordings themselves can be described as beautiful ambient soundscapes constructed from several sources such as analog synthesizers, drum machines, and a vocoder amongst others. Sprague is the result of their first session and part one of a four-part series. The cover photo was taken early one morning with a 1976 Pentax camera.