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The Disgraced Henry Langham...

This EP exists in the no-mans-land between Z.3 and Z.4, so the guitar work needed to fit precisely. It took some work, but finally, I was excited with the guitars. I asked our engineer Matt O'Sullivan to come and spend some time with me in the studio where we could really hone the guitars and bass.

Hopeful to A Fault

Hello, I'm writing an article on here as I have done my upmost to stay as quiet as I can in the last year. I do worry though that you will receive my vast silences with the interpretation that the wheels of Hurt aren't always turning. This couldn't be further from the truth. My year has been entirely dedicated to Hurt Records and breathing life into projects new and old in the hope that soon they will reach your ears and you will devour them.  This has been a truly harrowing year for all of us. I feel so lucky that I..  … Read More

Benn Interview: Part 4 - Gaming

Welcome to the fourth part of this interview. Now, we’re focusing on Benn’s history with games, and his music both inspired by and made for them. How did you get into gaming? I think I’ve always had a general interest in gaming. I think it took me a while to get seriously into it because I was always waiting for graphics to start to move towards my expectations. Graphics aren’t the be-all and end-all of a game but in the genres I enjoy they are important...

Benn Interview: Part 3 - Music (II)

Welcome to the third part of this interview. Once again, we’re focusing on Benn’s musical history and projects. Enjoy.
In order to fund the necessary production costs for 2016’s Monad, Portrait’s first album, you ventured into the crowdfunding arena by placing a goal of $7,500 (just over £5,500) on Kickstarter. Did you have high hopes that you would make the goal when the campaign started? Why/why not? How did it feel when the goal was reached?

Z.1 // Guitar Tutorials

I have been asked to put together some guitar tutorials for the Z records. I have recorded footage of the guitar parts from the records (only the guitar parts that may be confusing) and have made a video playlist below for you to peruse. These are actually just play-throughs that I filmed at the barracks before I abandoned it; they aren't really 'tutorials' in that sense. The guitar tuning for most of the songs is Drop A#.

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