Great Melodies From Around

by Ben von Wildenhaus

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    Released in 2011 on Riot Bear Recording Co.

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On Great Melodies From Around, Ben von Wildenhaus strays far from his Pacific Northwest garage-rock roots, floating somewhere in the creepy soundtrack ether, distilling bits of acoustic and electric guitar into swaths of slow, mesmerizing weirdness. Occasionally, there are vocals, but they’re mostly just scraps of sound. Sine waves, cool tones, and dissonant drones make up ?entire tracks, shimmering and vibrating. Von Wildenhaus stops shy of avant-garde wonkery, though, working his influences — modern primitive folk, cassette hiss, Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks score — into a tight confluence of meditative anti-shredding.
- J. Hopper, Spin (2011)

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released September 1, 2011

All sounds by Ben von Wildenhaus

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Ben von Wildenhaus is Ben Wildenhaus. Performs solo shows and with Professional Band (EAST COAST: Anthony LaMarca, d; Jude Webre, b; Denise Fillion, p. WEST COAST: Andru Piper, d; Jon Sampson, s, p; Aaron Harmonsen, b).

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