Label: Resting Bell
Cat No: RB110
Release Date: July 30th, 2012
Release Page: Resting Bell
I have mostly been reviewing new or current releases on The CerebralRift for the last few months. But sometimes there are works that you missed that have been out for a while. Neely by Bengalfuel is one of those releases.
Bengalfuel is Lou DiBenedetto and Joe LiTrenta, They have been recording together since 2009, and have had releases on at least five different netlabels.
This release sees the duo exploring the depths of ambient sounds with panoramic sweeping drones underpinned by jungle and electronic rhythm tracks.
The shifting expansiveness of the drones and shifting keyboard sweeps are driven forward into territories beyond the field of the listeners perception: sometimes into dark domains and sometimes into peaceful domains. And yet, even with these twists and turns the listener is always embraced by the sound, and never suffocated.
This is a form of abstract expressionism that allows the mind to wander, to explore inner thoughts and concepts. Yet it doesn’t take one too far out of themselves or leave them feeling isolated. It’s like taking a hallucinogenic without the physical or psychological damage that drugs can cause.
This is a recording best experienced with the sensory deprivation that headphones can lend to the experience. So, immerse yourself in the deep, dark, twisty passages of Neely. You are likely to learn something about yourself and your mind in the process.