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Written by Guillermo Escudero   
lunes, 28 marzo 2022

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Ben McElroy | "How I Learnt to Disengage From The Pack" | The Slow Music Movement | 2022

 

Ben McElroy | "How I Learnt to Disengage From The Pack" | The Slow Music Movement | 2022

Ben McElroy es un músico y compositor oriundo de la ciudad costera de West Kirby en The Wirral y que actualmente reside en Nottingham, Reino Unido.

Toca el violín, violonchelo, guitarra acústica, acordeón, órgano, silbatos, voces y dispositivos electrónicos. Tiene editados varios discos en sellos como Whitelabrecs y auto editados. Comenzó haciendo música en forma autodidacta y con el tiempo estudió tecnología musical en el Clarendon College en Nottingham.

El álbum se enmarca en los estilos ambient, drone y folk, cuyas texturas lo-fi le dan un carácter íntimo a este disco. En varias de sus canciones se aprecia la influencia del folk inglés desplegando un aura pastoral con delicados acordes de guitarra, acompañados de violín y la voz susurrante de McElroy. Junto a este ambiente onírico emerge un dron que se mantiene como telón de fondo generándose cierta tensión, siendo un contrapunto a la atmósfera apacible que se respira. Quizá tenga relación a eso de acostarse en la oscuridad que propone “Bed Down In The Murk, en donde hay algo de intriga. En “Wolves Dance” que parece fuera sacado de un cuento de hadas, con esas flautas danzantes y el canto insinuado de McElroy.

En "How I Learnt to Disengage From The Pack" se propone intervenir aquellos espacios bucólicos, por otros que apuestan por la racionalidad.

https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/
https://benjaminmcelroy.com
https://benmcelroy.bandcamp.com/


Guillermo Escudero

Marzo 2022

 

Ben McElroy is a musician and composer from the seaside town of West Kirby on The Wirral and now based in Nottingham, UK.

He plays violin, cello, acoustic guitar, accordion, organ, whistles, vocals, and electronics. He has released several albums on labels like Whitelabrecs and self released. He started out making music self-taught and studied music technology at Clarendon College in Nottingham.

The album is part of the ambient, drone and folk styles, whose lo-fi textures give this album an intimate character. In several of his songs, the influence of English folk is appreciated, displaying a pastoral aura with delicate guitar chords, accompanied by violin and McElroy’s whispering voice. Along with this dreamlike environment, a drone emerges and remains as a backdrop, generating a certain tension, being a counterpoint to the peaceful atmosphere that is breathed. Perhaps it is related to to the title song "Bed Down In The Murk", where there is some intriguing. In “Wolves Dance” it looks like something out of a fairy tale, with those dancing flutes and McElroy's hinted singing.

In "How I Learnt to Disengage From The Pack" it is proposed to intervene those bucolic spaces, for others that are committed to rationality.

https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/
https://benjaminmcelroy.com
https://benmcelroy.bandcamp.com/


Guillermo Escudero

March 2022

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