The LA composer and artist will release an audiovisual album through Friends Of Friends in June.
Benjamin Wynn is a Chicago-reared, LA-based producer and composer who has released a handful of albums for labels like Merck and Mush, as well as scoring TV shows and films (he won an Emmy in 2012). His latest project, the ambitious 1979, sees him signing to Los Angeles label Friends Of Friends for what's being described as an "ambient concept album."
The record features nine songs recorded directly to tape, and each is accompanied by its own video directed by Anthony Ciannamea (along with a "third undisclosed element" that will be revealed later). For now, there's an interactive website set up for the LP, which features contributions from The Gaslamp Killer, Nigel Godrich, How To Dress Well and Amon Tobin among others. Check out a teaser for 1979 below:
02. Let The Silence Float
03. Addictive Yearning
04. Three Cheers For Existence
05. Drink It In
06. Pathologically Bored
07. Black Beach (Tape Version)
08. The Future Never Comes
09. Midnight In The Garden With Ghosts
Friends Of Friends will release 1979 on June 17th, 2014.