A Lone Reply by Dean De Benedictis

Dean De Benedictis

A Lone Reply

10 tracks

Running time: 1:18:40
Released: 03/2001

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  01   Avenging Ilfaited Visions - 8:40
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  02   What The Wind May Not Tell You - 8:46
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  03   As The Ocean Emptied - 4:17
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  04   Bilagaana Weaps In Quiet Memory - 7:32
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  05   Imminent Core - 6:20
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  06   A Sence Of Home The Sky Remembers - 7:36
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  07   Embraced - 5:58
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  08   Soil Of Our Consonence Just Within Reach - 6:31
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  09   Alter Being - 8:10
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  10   Places I Will Never See - 14:50
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For Dean De Benedictis, known to the electronic music world as Surface 10, A Lone Reply was a stylistic turn, yet not unfamiliar territory. After expanding the proverbial, musical horizon during his early travels, connecting with the land and native people of the North American West, Dean was moved to pay a solitary homage to these discoveries by creating a full-length CD of tribal-style ambient music. Such instruments as American Indian flutes (Mayan), ocarina, Balinese flutes, piano, synth, hand drums, slit drums, and Dean's voice can be heard throughout A Lone Reply, ninety percent of which was played by hand. Some of these instruments were accumulated during Dean's travels through the American West and abroad. Field recordings and various samples were also utilized to create slowly evolving layers of sound, merging into a deep, blissful, chasm-like sound setting. Dean states, "In a time of overwhelming technological advancement, this is simply a lone reply to it all one with deep serenity, and, perhaps, a subtle longing."

Amounts of all proceeds from A Lone Reply are donated to various American Indian charities.