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Benjamin Brunn - A Sun Life Digital Release - Nov 30th 2012
Vinyl/CD Release - Nov 30th 2012

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A1) A Sun Life
A2) May B
B1) Wheels Without Brakes
B2) U Teach Us
B3) Hart To Hart
C1) The Way She Giggled
C2) Pankow Memories
D1) Nash
D2) Papanin
D3) Sun

Benjamin Brunn has been honing his distinctive and original sound over a series of intermittent releases, starting with his Fahrstuhlmusik series of CDs distributed by Hardwax . Since then he has recorded for an impressive list of labels; Ware, Mole Listening Pearls, Millions of Moments, Workshop, Neo Ouija, United States of Mars, Mule Electronic and Smallville. Most recently he has made Third Ear his home, releasing the wonderful Hello Ammmerika ep in 2011. His use of the Nord Modular synth is one of the defining characteristics of his sound. He uses the instrument in a wide-ranging and original way, accompanied by a Roland TR707 drum machine. A Sun Life shows Benjamin Brunn achieving something like a perfection of his sound.

Benjamin Brunns collaboration with Move D (David Moufang), the album Songs From The Beehive, has, since its release in May 2008, been considered a landmark album. A Sun Life is possibly another. One reviewer of Songs From The Beehive perceptively described Benjamin Brunns modus operandi as something like fluid mechanics, or the science of how fluids move. This may or may not be related to the fact that he is a engineer currently working with fluid dynamics. All the tracks on A Sun Life have a fluidity and viscosity, whether like water or oil or honey .. air or sunlight. They start, flow and grow, shift and shimmer, their latent power held in some kind of check. Then they dissipate and fade.

A Sun Life was not conceived as a piece of work with a theme. Over a period of two years, Benjamin Brunn sent tracks to Third Ear. Slowly the album began to take shape and become A Sun Life, an album full of different vibes, different grooves, different flows. An album that we think presents Benjamin Brunns music perfectly.

Mastered by Stefan Betke @ Scape Mastering, Berlin.

Artist: Benjamin Brunn
Title: A Sun Life
Label: Third Ear Recordings
Cat No: 3ELP-2012_10
Release date: DL/Vinyl/CD Nov 30th 2012.
Distribution: Vinyl/CD: Clone (worldwide) DL: Finetunes (worldwide)