A man of many guises...
...Ben Rynderman has led a chameleonic existence in Australia's music industry for many years.
Most, however, will know him as Benza, producer, remixer, DJ and proud Australian export to the international Psychedelic Trance community for over 10 years. Having toured extensively through Europe, Japan, the US, South America, Russia and Israel, Ben has truly established himself as a force in the world's electronic scene.
With 'If', Ben has shown again that he won't be constrained by the parameters of style or genre. Tracks have slowed down, resembling more a psychedelic work in Tech-House than the Housey Psy-Trance of his previous 3 albums. Elements are stripped back, allowing sonic textures room to breathe without the incessant layering of melody. Psychedelic elements are pushed forward as the hero of a soundscape rather than providing decoration for 'hands in the air' moments. Case in point, Jacob, an otherwise ambient chapter of this ambitious album, features a blistering verse from Australian Hip Hop icon Bias B. There is risk here, handled with class. The album oozes sophistication, yet remains entirely humble, inviting a listener to step beyond their preconceived sonic notions in to an experience. It really begs the question, if
Packaged in a recycled cardboard 6 panel gatefold sleeve.