This is the second part of the interview with Benn. Part 2 is all about Benn’s history in music, his musical projects other than Z, and some random music-related tidbits for good measure. Enjoy.
Hello, I’d like to spend some time explaining some of the changes that are taking place to the original Zombies records. For those of you who didn’t know, I’m currently re-working (that’s probably the best term) the first record as well as the third record. But what does that mean? Well in it’s simplest form it means I’m taking songs that were recorded on a laptop with a single microphone, into the new studio which is slightly better equipped. I’ve always had a problem with the first album and even more problems with the third album… to me they are.. … Read More
Hello everyone,I'd just like to spend a few minutes explaining the process that you will need to undertake in order to land a 'signed copy' of the Quiet One album. An issue appeared to me today as I received the very first copy (mentally excited, almost fainted) because it came shrink wrapped in a plastic wrapping. Now I knew that the albums would be wrapped in plastic, however I originally thought they would be in a sort of plastic sleeve... they aren't... In order to 'get into' the album you need to cut through the plastic wrapping... This leads me.. … Read More
Hello, If you have been following the Quiet One process then you should know by now that the mastering for the Quiet One album is now complete. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Abbey Road studios to put the final touches on everything. I'd like to explain the changes and the adjustments that were made at this late juncture. First of all, the mastering process was allegedly 'one of the easiest' that the engineer (Christian Wright) had ever experienced. This was the case because of two main reasons, the first was that the mixes of the Quiet One.. … Read More
Hello all, This will be my first post on Hurt Records, and my first post speaking as anything actively music related. Let me explain; As some of you know, my name is Jack but I am known online as 'Boop'. Now I don't have a rich background in music like Benn does, but I am generally tech savvy and have experience with video creation and voiceovers which I do on YouTube. I have featured on albums on Hurt Records before, the small narrative pieces on the majority of the albums, and that was the extent of my involvement until the.. … Read More
Hello everyone, This is just a really quick blog to mention the fact that there will be a series of Zombies I (mixed down) ringtones available from these blogs in the future. All for free of course! The first is 'A Drowning in Paris'. I hope you enjoy them. They will be linked in .mp3 format for the easiest possible conversions to ringtone formats. By the way, I passed on the first track from Zombies II to a member of the community today for a schedules 'leak' very soon. Keep your eyes peeled. Be good, B … Read More