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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?

Reworking Zombies.

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

The end of the year...

The end of 2015 is just around the corner and so I thought I'd recap the last year here on Hurt Records before this year ends. It's been such a creative year for me here and luckily I've been really invested and interesting in every project that I was involved in. I thought I’d just talk a bit about some of the releases from this year… The Upsidedown (EP) from Quiet One was released in 2015 and it was a slightly darker step for Quiet One in terms of lyrical content. One of the songs called 'Spider' came from the..  … Read More

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