Kahvi @ Christmas 2008: The second of the Christmas lineup for this year is a familiar name to many - Workbench.
A four track ep consisting of a selection of tracks from his new album "infinite lives", Workbench has surpassed himself, improving his previous style and production (as seen previously on Kahvi) and perfecting it in the process.
Amiga fans may note the track names as being familar - Workbench has created "infinite lives" as a tribute to the good old days and also as a final gesture under the "workbench" moniker.
How he shall appear in future is uncertain but it will surely be exciting, brilliant and something worth waiting for..
You can buy the entire "infinite lives" album from his site directly or if you prefer, iTunes.
This is a great last effort by Workbench. I listened to the EP here at Kahvi, then bought the album from the artist's site. It's even deeper and more lush than the tasty offering here. Go lose yourself in its spacious melodies. You won't regret it.
Curious Inversions wrote on 18/12/08, 4:40 am
UPDATE: Okay, I just peaked at your studio, and now I know why I loved the sounds...
The TI is the single greatest instrument ever conceived of by mankind. Period.
*Man*, I love that synth.
Curious Inversions wrote on 18/12/08, 4:36 am
Okay, first of all:
I *love* the synths. Whatever you were using, they were /awesome/. Very warm, very electronic, and you put enough modulation on them to keep them really interesting.
Okay, that said... this album was WAY too fluffy for me. I just prefer things to be much darker, or more mysterious. At least with an element of curiosity. (Gee, I wonder if that's why I chose this name...)
I recognize: this is MY dysfunction... is has nothing to do with the quality of your music, which is obviously high. It's just not my cuppa, is all I'm saying. Hey: I have more Nine Inch Nails in my collection than any other artist. By a long-shot. It's me.
Despite the fact that "happy" music makes my ring-finger spasm toward the "delete" key, I just couldn't bring myself to remove "Cli", simply because of those beautiful synth sounds. (Particularly toward the end.)
Man... if someone could put you in a foul mood, and make you write a dark, evil album with these synths and skills, it would probably make my most-played list! [sigh] Oh well. : ) Please keep writing!
Dewed wrote on 09/12/08, 8:35 pm
Very Nice Stuff! as always ... but ... this is the end of Workbench?
spz wrote on 09/12/08, 1:58 pm
after a while a nice album again!
jefco wrote on 08/12/08, 6:31 am
Great to see Workbench back. Really like this at first listen. Positive sounding stuff